Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Congresswoman wrote an op-ed for Politico.com today urging support for the International Violence Against Women Act. She cited her experiences meeting women who had been raped as a weapon of war.
"We refuse to stand by as one billion of our sisters are raped, beaten, or otherwise sexually assaulted," wrote U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky in a commentary today on Politico.com. She wrote about her visit to an organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo that helps women heal after being systematically raped and otherwise maltreated during wartime. Earlier: Oakton students invite all to participate in protest against violence to woman--at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 Schakowsky urged that the Violence Against Women Act be reauthorized in Congress. She also urged support for her International Violence Against Women Act, to help fight violence around the world. She is participating in, and tied her comments to, the Feb. 14 One Billion Rising …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Anyone can join the 'One Billion Rising' event at both of Oakton Community College's campuses (Skokie and Des Plaines) Feb. 14; they'll also stage 'The Vagina Monologues' Feb. 14-16.
One in three women and girls will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes, Oakton Community College students want you to know. To raise awareness in hopes of ending the violence, the students are joining people in more than 160 countries in the One Billion Rising movement for an event at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. They'll sing the movement's "Break the Chain" song. Performances of "The Vagina Monologues" will also be staged at Oakton's Des Plaines campus Feb. 16-18. Kathleen Carot, Professor of Humanities, Speech and Theater and Coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies at Oakton, answered questions about the event. What: One in three women will be beaten or raped during their lifetimes. Oakton Community College’s Women’s and Gender Studies …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The event is a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
Tuesday, February 12
One in three women will be beaten or raped during their lifetimes. Oakton Community College’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program is joining organizations from more than 160 countries around the world to participate in "One Billion Rising," a campaign calling for one billion men and women to raise awareness about violence against women. At Oakton, students, faculty, staff, and community members will gather, dance, and sing “Break the Chain,” One Billion Rising’s theme song. The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 14 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 Ave.) More than 75 participants are expected to take part in One Billion Rising at the college's …