Oakton Community College Joins Global Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

Oakton Community College aims to counter violence against women and girls by participating in V-Day, a global activist movement.

Join Oakton Community College students and employees as they rise and dance with hundreds of thousands of others around the world on Thursday, February 14, 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.       

For more information about Oakton’s participation in One Billion Rising, e-mail kcarot@oakton.edu.                                                                                                                            

V-Day continues at the College with three benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, February 14 – 16, at 8 p.m., at Studio One, at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus. Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Performing Arts Department, these staged readings of Eve Ensler’s powerful masterpiece delve into the deepest secrets and fantasies of women around the world. Proceeds from The Vagina Monologues will raise funds and awareness about the brutality against females.           

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Get yours by contacting (847) 635-1900.  

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