Lake County Leaders Unite Against Abuse and Oppression of Women
Leaders from across Lake County met at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center in a united stand against the abuse and oppression of women and to invite the public to LAKE COUNTY RISING.
“I am proud of the leaders in our county who came out today to launch this initiative” said Judy Armstrong, chairman of the Lake County Rising, a free event that is open to the public. “We invite everyone to join us for an evening of dance, information, speakers, and fun on February 14, 2014 as we stand to shift the energy to one of empowerment and peace for the abused and oppressed.
The evening will feature students dancing to “Break The Chain”, a keynote speech by State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim, and a series of Vignettes on Women’s Issues featuring Leaders of Lake County. 31st District State Senator Melinda Bush said, “Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten. On February 14th, we stand as one to empower women to rise for justice.”
Doors open at 6:30 PM, at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL, 60073. Sponsors include Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim, and Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center.
A Women’s Resource Fair will be held in conjunction with the evening’s festivities, so attendees will leave equipped to rise against oppression. Representatives from Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center, A Safe Place, A Safe Haven, YWCA of Lake County, Lake County State’s Attorney, Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, and more will be available. Nicasa’s Women of WORTH will be providing handmade necklaces for sale that will benefit their organization and create a fund for next year’s event.
Thousands of activists and over 13,000 organizations around the globe have already signed on and ONE BILLION RISING events are being planned in over 187 countries.
UPDATE: The following video shows portions of the event.