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The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Event Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Event Contact: Suzanne Dooley, 815-921-4286
One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. One Billion Rising is a national effort of solidarity taking place on Thursday, February 14, 2013, the 15th Anniversary of V-Day (the global movement to end violence against women and girls).
All across the nation on February 14, different groups, organizations, schools, and others have organized efforts to show their solidarity and rise up against violence to women.
Rock Valley College will be organizing a march leaving the Learning and Opportunity Center (Stewart Square building, 308 West State Street, Rockford) at noon on February 14. Participants in the march can read pledges against violence when the march concludes. The march is open to anyone in the community who would like to participate.
RVC students will also have the opportunity to sign a banner stating their personal pledge to stand against violence. The banner will be available to sign on February 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at RVC's main campus on Mulford Road in the Student Center and during those same hours at RVC's Stenstrom Center for Career Education (4151 Samuelson Road) in the commons area. The banners will be posted at each campus through April in honor of Women's History Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
At Monday's City Council meeting, Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey proclaimed the week of February 11, 2013, as One Billion Rising week in Rockford.