Women’s Month events this March begin with a free “Keeping Women Safe: Guidelines for Protecting Ourselves from Danger” presentation with Robert Martin, an expert on the prediction and management of violence, set March 1 at Lone Star College-CyFair.
“Robert Martin’s presentation is relevant to all women who wish to keep themselves safe as well as to anyone who wants to help empower the women in their life - mother, sister, daughter ,” said Brenda Rivera, committee co-chair with Rebecca Stasney. “Our 2012 Women’s Month theme is ‘Empowering Women to Be All We Can Be’ and violence against women is only one issue that will be addressed throughout March at numerous free events open to the community.”
Martin’s presentation will cover how women can protect themselves, from trusting their instincts to using fear, an emotion that can be her greatest ally or work against her. He will address the issue of violence against women from strangers as well as signs of potential violence in romantic relationships. There will be a Q&A throughout the presentation.
A member of the prestigious National Speaker’s Association, Martin retired from the Los Angeles Police Department after 28 years. He is currently Vice President at Gavin de Becker & Associates, an organization that provides “protective security, support and advice to public figures, prominent families, government officials, government agencies, police departments, universities, large corporations and at-risk individuals.”
Martin’s presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre, in the Center for the Arts building on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress.
Among other events set for Women’s Month are an expert on recognizing and preventing verbal abuse, a self-defense crash course, speakers on health and wellness from wholistic and traditional perspectives, a panel discussion on breaking gender boundaries in the workforce, a film, a concert and more.