MinneCulture | Self Defense Workshop Aims to Empower AAPI Community

MinneCulture | Self Defense Workshop Aims to Empower AAPI Community

After listening to a news story about yet another case of violence against the Asian community, Katie Hae Leo wanted to organize a self defense class for AAPI women and nonbinary people. She texted a group of friends, including Jennifer Weir, who is the Executive Director of non-profit Taiko Arts Midwest. Taiko Arts Midwest took on the endeavor of creating and hosting a workshop, which is rooted in martial arts and empowerment. KFAI’s Sheila Regan spoke with organizers and participants of the workshop to learn more about the impact of the training.
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