CHICAGO  Area residents of all ages can learn how to protect themselves from dangerous people and situations at a self-defense seminar hosted by state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Marist High School, located at 4200 W. 115th St.

“Because crime can occur anywhere at any time, it’s important to know how to respond in a way that interrupts the attack and buys you time to get away,” said Hurley. “This seminar will train participants in basic self-defense techniques to resist and escape from a violent attack, should they ever unfortunately find themselves in this situation.” 

Hurley, state Sen. Bill Cunningham and state Rep. Kelly Burke will welcome a trained law enforcement officer to provide introductory information on how to stay safe from assailants. The event is free and open to the public, though RSVPs are required due to limited space. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rep. Hurley’s constituent service office at 773-445-8128 or

“For survivors of assault and other violent crimes, learning self-defense skills can help build their confidence and prevent future attacks,” said Hurley. “Whether you’ve never received self-defense training before or just want a refresher, I hope you’ll join us for this fun and interactive event.”

Rep. Fran HurleyRep Fran Hurley

(D-Chicago) 35th District

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