Lake County rises up against violence and oppression of women
Lake County Rising takes place on February 12th, 2015 and is part of the One Billion Rising initiative founded by Eve Ensler, a global movement to eliminate the oppression of and violence against women. This annual event is our local public reaponse to the call for communities to rise up in support of women and to speak out against violence.
The event will commence at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, is free and open to the public, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Designed for women and the men who love them, and chairman Judy Armstrong invites all are invited to attend this evening of empowerment.
Sponsored by Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, State Senator Melinda Bush, Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim, and League of Women Voters of Lake County, the evenings highlights include Former Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, will play her banjo and lead the audience in songs of empowerment for women, inspirational words by Dr. Ozella Barnes of A Safe Place, and students from Zion Middle School who will perform ‘Break the Chain’.
Cheri Neal of Candid Coaching will offer an empowerment workshop for those interested after the formal program. The workshop runs 8:15 til 8:45.
A resource fair will be on exhibit in the gathering lobby with representatives from Nicasa Behavioral Health, A Safe Place, One Hope United, Lake County League of Women Voters, Zacharias House, Waukegan Township, and others. Bring family and friends to this spectacular evening where we will rise to speak out against violence!
More information can be found at: http://www.onebillionrising.org or on Facebook: One Billion Rising Lake County.