Young women, some sporting blue hair extensions, friendship bracelets and patterned nails, scream “Get back” at imaginary predators in a basement room at Anne Arundel Community College. The women, ages 14 to 22, are learning self-defense. It’s one of a variety of classes these participants have taken during the week-long HERricane summer camp, the first-ever camp of its kind hosted by Anne Arundel County’s emergency management office and the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management.
‘I just want to help’: Young women participate in week-long Anne Arundel County emergency management camp
July 17, 2023