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One Billion Rising
Join Oakton Community College students and employees as they rise and dance with hundreds of thousands of others around the world to counter violence against women and girls. Open to the public, this free event is part of One Billion Rising, a day of action coordinated by V-Day, a global activist movement dedicated to ending violence against females.
A flash mob dance will begin at 3:30 p.m., at the Main Lobby of the College’s campuses in Des Plaines (1600 East Golf Road), and Skokie (7701 North Lincoln Avenue). Participants will gather, dance, and sing “Break the Chain,” the event theme song choreographed by Debbie Allen, to call attention to the fact that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, amounting to the violation of one billion women. Familiarize yourself with the dance routine ahead of time by visiting www.onebillionrising.org/pages/video-downloads.
More About Oakton Community College
This is one of two Oakton Community College campuses, with a second located in Skokie. It offers more than 2,500 courses each semester in more than 80 study areas. The Des Plaines campus is located in a forest preserve, and it has more than 45,000 students.