Thursday, November 10, 2011

‘In My Defense’ series begins Nov. 15

How does an “ideal” college relationship turn into a marriage marked by infidelity and emotional and verbal abuse? “In My Defense,” is a two-part series, hosted by the Saint Teresa Leadership and Service Institute, for women interested in safe and healthy relationships.

• All women on campus are invited to join “Lost Edens” author Jamie Patterson and Dr. Ann Gibson in exploring the inner workings of relationships while maintaining one’s own voice and sense of self. The event is 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Common Room, Saint Mary’s Hall.

The series concludes Monday, Nov. 21, when Jerry Olson, a Winona police officer and a self- defense instructor, leads participants through simple defense moves to use when words fail. Avoid being physically attacked and know what to do if you are. The event is 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Common Room.