Category Archives: Women’s Rights

The Long Red Line–ECC, Feb 14th, Women Rise up against Rape and Battery

One Billion Rising is a global event.  In hundreds of cities,  in every country women and their allies rise up against Rape and Domestic Violence on February 14th.  Elgin’s version of One Billion Rising is called The Long Red Line.  This year it will take place at Elgin Community College at 10:00 AM in the Jobe Lounge.    The event is free and open to all.  Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice has been a co-sponsor every year.  Please join us. For more information click here. read more

Rise up against Rape and Domestic Violence

One Billion Rising is a global campaign by women, for women. The movement calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality.

On Valentine’s Day,  we learned how we can create change through self expression, surviving abuse, growing self-esteem, raising our children nonviolently, developing and supporting community resources.

The Long Red Line event was held from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at the Gail Borden Library,  in Elgin, Illinois.

Sponsors of The Long Red Line are the Community Crisis Center, League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area, Open Door Clinic, Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice, Coalition of Elgin Religious Leaders, Elgin YWCA, ECC Peace & Justice, and Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters. read more