Creating Barriers to Personal Safety
Workshop Date and Time
Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., in room 300, Halle Library
LBC Credit Available
This workshop allowed students to earn LBC credit for the following group:
LB3 - Group 3: Cultural and Academic Activities and Events
Students will be required to complete a short activity to gain credit for the event.
This workshop will focus on learning tactics and strategies to acknowledging and paying attention to your surroundings, body language, listening and trusting instincts, creating comfort zones and acknowledgment of others being present while in your space. We will practice safety options in scenarios when dealing with solicitors, close quarter conversations, repositioning our bodies when in close quarters with others, options to make us feel more comfortable when people are walking or standing close behind or in front of us and unwanted starring situations.
Candace Dorsey is the Empowerment Self-Defense Program Manager at the University of Michigan, Department of Public Safety and Security. Candace earned her Master’s degree in Master of Liberal Studies (MLS) - Individualized Studies program with a focus in Marketing, Management and Political Science (EMU, 2006). Candace also earned her Bachelors of Science degree (MS) focusing in Communications, Liberal Studies, Human Behavior, (EMU, 2004). Candace started her career at EMU as a Police Officer in 1993, a majority of her police career while at EMU was spent serving as the Crime Prevention Officer, focusing on safety workshops, training and presentations to the university community. Candace retired from EMU Department of Public Safety in 2017 after 24 years of service. As a Police Officer with EMU-DPS, Candace was a member of the Special Victims Unit (SVU), an active shooter instructor (ALICE) and was and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer teaching the women’s self-defense course, Rape Aggression Defense Systems (RAD), (PEGN 157) offered at EMU. Before coming to EMU, Candace’s law enforcement career began with the Detroit Police Department from 1986-1993.