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Lake County Rising 2019 to take place Feb. 12 in Round Lake Beach

WAUKEGAN – Lake County Rising 2019 will be Feb. 12 at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way in Round Lake Beach.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a resource fair. The program is at 7 p.m.

Lake County Rising is an awareness event, a public demand to end violence against and oppression of women. It is Lake County’s version of One Billion Rising, a global movement to end rape and sexual violence against women.

“I can’t underscore the importance of these community awareness events,” Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim said in a news release. “Crimes of violence often leave victims feeling alone and isolated. Public demonstrations such as Lake County Rising can let victims know that they are not alone, and can be an important step toward empowerment and healing.”

Students from Round Lake High School’s Ghostlight Readers Theatre will perform vignettes from “Seven,” depicting various forms of oppression experienced by women.

The event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by Nerheim in partnership with Nicasa Behavioral Health Services and support from Z Center, A Safe Place, and YWCA Lake County.  

Round Lake Beach community activist Judy Armstrong brought Rising events to Lake County in 2012 and has had an integral role since its inception.

For information on the event, contact Sandra Bankston at sbankston@lakecountyil.gov.

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