Lake County Rising 2020

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office



Nov. 25, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lee Filas
(847) 377-3141 – office
(847) 707-6479 – cell

Essay contest set for Lake County Rising 2020

(Lake County, IL) The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim, Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, A Safe Place, and the Zacharias Center is pleased to announce an essay contest for Lake County Rising 2020.

Lake County Rising is our community’s version of One Billion Rising, the global movement created by playwright Eve Ensler to bring attention to and an end to violence against women.

Lake County students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to write an essay with the title “Our Voices: Why Rising on Behalf of Abuse Women is Everyone’s Responsibility." Essays should be 500 words or less, double spaced, and address one of the following questions: What is the impact on the community when a woman experiences violence?; How can we break the chain of abuse?;  or What can communities do to empower women who have left abusive relationships?

The essay should be emailed to Sandra Bankston at the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office at by Dec. 27. All submissions will be acknowledged by email upon receipt. The winner will be contacted on or before February 4th and will be invited to read their essay at Lake County Rising 2002 on February 11th at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center. The program is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm.

The theme for Lake County Rising in 2020 is: Our Stories, Our Voices – abuse survivors share. The event is free and open to the public.


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