Lake County Rising Virtual Event Scheduled Feb. 8

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office


Jan. 28, 2022


For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Newton
(224) 374-2376



Annual Lake County Rising Event Goes Virtual For Discussion of Respect, Grace and Kindness


(Lake County, IL)- Every year residents of Lake County are invited to attend a public event demanding the end of violence against women. Lake County Rising is our community's version of One Billion Rising, a global movement. In an abundance of caution due to COVID, we will gather virtually this year.

Join us online at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, as we hear community members share how the principles of respect, grace, and kindness can result in a safer community for women, and for all citizens. The evening will feature both a poetry and essay reading, presented by high school students who submitted their original work as part of a contest.

Round Lake High School's Ghostlight Theater will share their interpretation of the place that respect, grace, and kindness have in ending violence against women.

Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart will attend the event and commented, “This will be an amazing program that highlights the different ways that we can come together as a community to support and raise up those survivors affected by violence.”

Resources of interest to individuals experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and other issues will be available before and after the program (from 6:45 to 7 pm. and again for 15 minutes after the program ends).

To Register visit click here.

Lake County Rising is sponsored by the Lake County State's Attorney's Office in partnership with Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, the College of Lake County's Women's Outreach and Programs, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, A Safe Place, ZCenter, and YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

The event will be conducted in English, with simultaneous English-Spanish interpretation available.



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