Texas Tech Library to Host Self-Defense Demonstrations

The event will be hosted in conjunction with Denim Day.

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WHAT: Texas Tech University Libraries will host West Texas Karate, which will provide self-defense demonstrations.
                                                                                                 
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 26)

WHERE Croslin Room of Texas Tech University Library

EVENT: On Denim Day, Texas Tech Libraries employees, along with other departments across campus, will wear jeans in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  This worldwide campaign raises awareness about sexual violence and educates communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

West Texas Karate will provide demonstration on how individuals can protect themselves from violence. Refreshments will be served at the event.

CONTACT: Carrye Syma, associate librarian, Texas Tech Libraries, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2043 or carrye.syma@ttu.edu


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