08 Dec Pix11: Self-defense class offered to seniors amid rise of racially motivated assaults
Posted at 07:57h in community initiatives, New York City, News
LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — 71-year-old Mary Yuen said she was afraid to walk the streets after a number of vicious anti-Asian attacks in the city. But instead of living in fear, she decided to empower herself and take a free self-defense class on the Lower East Side.
Yuen is one of over 20 seniors learning how to defend themselves, thanks to new weekly classes.