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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Self-Defense Event Sunday 3/29 (or iPod? iDefend.)

Council member Letitia James would like to remind everyone that she's presenting a Self-Defense Awareness Event tomorrow (Sunday 3/29).

I wonder if it will include such needed suggests to newcomers as don't accept invitations from strangers on dark streets and learn to operate gadgets from your pockets instead of waving them like a target in Duck Hunt.

Here's the official details provided by Council member James' office:

A Self-Defense Awareness Event will be held on Sunday March 29th, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Long Island University, in the Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gymnasium (the former Paramount Theater), located on DeKalb Avenue at Flatbush Avenue Extension in Brooklyn.

Participants include representatives from the Office of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, the 88th Police Precinct, as well as certified self-defense instructors from Embora Wellness and Movement Studio -, who will lecture and lead the class.

Please come listen, learn, and practice self protection & safety tips, as well as self-defense techniques with the community.

This Event Co-Sponsored by:

Council Member Letitia James

The Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University

Embora Wellness and Movement Studio -

The Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Public Safety Task Force

Contact: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191, and (646) 201-8183