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Friday, July 9, 2010

July: Fight the Fear

Cammie knows how to kick some butt in the Gallagher Girls books, and we should all be prepared to defend ourselves. That's why one of our July spotlights is on the Fight the Fear Campaign.

In July 2009, two women were attacked in their own home. Tragically, one of them, Teresa Butz, was killed; her partner courageously survived the attack. Shortly thereafter, the Fight the Fear Campaign was born.

Called "a quest for confidence through strength," this community-oriented violence prevention initiative provides free self-defense training and violence prevention education to women. The group is based in Seattle and hosts workshops which are open to all women. (Our own Liz Gallagher has attended; see her story here.)

Fight the Fear will be holding a workshop specifically for girls ages 11-17 on August 8th from 11 AM to 1 PM. To register, email info@fightthefearcampaign.org

If you attend this or other related events, please let us know! Email readergirlzdivas@gmail.com.


Mrs. DeRaps said...

Wow. This sounds like a powerful book and an important cause. Thanks for the info.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

So proud of Diva Liz's involvement. Hi-yah!

Indigo said...

Awesome organization. I have volunteered for a Woman's shelter from time to time and have seen the effect abuse has on women unable to defend themselves (I'm a survivor as well). Usually it's the kids who feel the most helpless. So any organization that enpowers girls is a profound one. (Hugs)Indigo

tartangirl12 said...

Groniper and Percabeth foreever!!!

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