You may remember that I wrote about the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation back in August of last year. This Sunday, January 21, the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation is hosting a very special event, STRIKE for Vanessa, at Boston University’s George Sherman Union at 10 AM! The event is nearly sold out and will be attended by over 300 women! STRIKE is a female empowerment and self-defense seminar hosted by celebrity trainer and founder of the Soteria Method, Avital Zeisler. The Soteria Method is a form of exercise and self-defense that has been featured in Glamour, the New York Times, the Huffington Post, “Good Morning America” and more.
Zeisler is an incredibly inspirational and impressive figure who is the perfect person to lead an event in Vanessa’s honor. Zeisler is not only a self-defense/exercise instructor, author and speaker, but also a survivor. In her Ted X Talk, she discusses her own experience.
I hope that you join me at the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation’s first STRIKE for Vanessa event this Sunday, January 21 at Boston University’s the George Sherman Union! To learn more about the event’s background, be sure to read this blog post by Vanessa’s friend and roommate, Leah. The event is almost sold out, so don’t delay getting your tickets here!