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Erin Weed
Erin Weed

'Girls Fight Back' self-defense program is April 7

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(April 4, 2008)--The UTSA Office of Student Activities will host the self-defense seminar, "Girls Fight Back," at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the 1604 Campus. The presentation is free and open to all.

Presented by Erin Weed, founder and executive director of Girls Fight Back (GFB), the program offers practical and empowering personal safety and self-defense tips for women. Weed founded GFB in 2001 after her friend, Shannon McNamara, was murdered by a stranger who invaded her home.

A native of Chicago and a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Weed has studied with experts in violence prevention, threat assessment and self-defense. She was a columnist for CosmoGirl magazine and is author of "Girls Fight Back! The College Girl's Guide to Protecting Herself."

Weed speaks across the nation and is host of Denver's AM 760 "Women on Top Radio" and has begun shooting her first documentary, "Journey of a Girlfighter."

For more information, contact Kelsey Bratcher at (210) 458-4160.

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