Lake County Rising 2019

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office



February 4, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cynthia Vargas

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Lake County Rising 2019



(Lake County, IL) Lake County Rising 2019 will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center, 2007 North Civic Center Way in Round Lake Beach. The doors open at 6:30 for a resource fair. The program begins 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. Recognizing that it takes everyone to make societal changes, the 2019 Lake County Rising committee strongly urges men and youth to lend their support by attending this event. “I can’t underscore the importance of these community awareness events,” stated Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim. “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 towards empowerment and healing,” Nerheim said.  

Students from Round Lake High School’s Ghostlight Readers Theatre will perform vignettes from Seven, depicting various forms of oppression experienced by women. The winner of Lake County Rising’s essay contest will be announced and he or she will share the winning essay.

The event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. 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 the Rising events to Lake County in 2012 and has had an integral role since its inception.

For more information, please contact Sandra Bankston at Nonprofit organizations serving women and children who are interested in having a resource table may contact Debi Leer at





Lake County State's Attorney's Office 18 N. County Street Waukegan, IL 60085  Phone: (847) 377-3000