UM to Host Empowerment Workshops

February 22, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Student Involvement Network, along with the Student Advocacy Resource Center, the UM Police Department, the Missoula Taekwondo Center and the Women’s Resource Center, will host a two-day safety workshop on how to “Feel Empowered at UM.”

The first event, starting on Wednesday, March 1, will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and the second event on Thursday, March 2, will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Branch Center, located on the second floor of the University Center.

Each day will have a different emphasis, with the first focusing on smart intervention, allyship and relaxation. The second will highlight self-defense skills. The workshop also will feature care packages, information on counseling and opportunities to pet a dog.

All campus and community members are welcome. Organizers especially encourage anyone who feels marginalized or fearful in the community or campus to attend.

For more information call Hailey Michelson at 406-243-5776, email or visit the Facebook page for the first event at .


Contact: Hailey Michelson, program adviser, UM Student Involvement Network and the Branch Center, 406-243-5776,