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NYC Council Offers Free Self-Defense Training For LGBT Community

Via press release:
Following the brutal killing of a transgender woman in Harlem last week, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, the City Council LGBT Caucus, Council Member Robert Jackson and Council Member Inez Dickens today announced they will sponsor a free, community-wide self-defense class in Manhattan. “New Yorkers must trust that they can walk down the street without fear of being attacked because of who they are, or who they love,” said Speaker Christine C. Quinn. “As we mourn the tragic death of Islan Nettles, we must be vigilant and ensure that all New Yorkers remain safe. Our free self-defense classes will teach violence prevention strategies to New Yorkers and will provide the community with the tools they need to stay safe.”

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