A simple idea to raise awareness about the abuse of females across the globe has blossomed into a cooperative effort from these officials across Lake County, culminating in a fun and informative Valentine's Day event in Round Lake Beach.
Courtesy of Lake County Rising
A longtime activist and current village trustee in Round Lake Beach, Judy Armstrong chairs the Lake County effort to bring attention to violence against women by taking part in the global One Billion Rising campaign on Valentine's Day.
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On the most romantic day of the year, groups around the suburbs will rise up, speak out and dance as part of a worldwide effort to end violence against women. Says 71-year-old Mary Shesgreen, one of the organizers and a longtime member of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice: "Dancing feels wonderful. It feels liberating. It feels empowering. It's aesthetically expressive. Dance is a very strong and liberating force."