Lake County Rising

Join us for the Lake County Rising Annual Event - February 6, 2024

We all have the power to end violence against women. Come lend your support to all victims of violence, and tap YOUR power to end violence. 

Featured Speaker: Trey Baker
Trey Baker is committed to violence prevention through helping youth understand their worth and power of accessing their voice. He is an ambassador for the Obama Foundation's My Brother's Keeper Alliance and currently Youth Education Coordinator for the Lake County Regional Office of Education in partnership with the State's Attorney's Gun Violence Prevention Initiative.

Other speakers:
Eric Rinehart, Lake County State's Attorney
Damaris Lorta, A Safe Place
Sandra Bankston, Lake County State's Attorney's Office

Musical performance by: 
Mundelein RUSH A Capella Choir

Flyer - Trey Baker featured speaker

The Lake County State's Attorney's Office is part of Lake County Rising, a collaborative spirit, bringing together representatives from key organizations such as the Zacharias CenterMano a Mano Family Resource Center, and others. This collaborative structure ensures a comprehensive and coordinated approach to addressing gender-based violence in Lake County.

About Lake County Rising

Lake County Rising is our community's response to the global movement of One Billion Rising, dedicated to ending violence against women and girls. We are committed to uniting our community to eradicate gender-based violence and cultivate a safe, equitable environment in Lake County. 

Our Mission

At Lake County Rising, our mission is to eliminate impunity and injustice faced by survivors of gender-based violence. Through collaborative community action, awareness initiatives, and partnerships with diverse organizations, we celebrate resilience and strive to cultivate a new consciousness where violence is inconceivable. Our commitment to rising through dance and solidarity aims to create a space where everyone feels safe, valued, and empowered.

Our Vision

Our vision is a Lake County where every individual, irrespective of gender, lives free from violence and discrimination. Lake County Rising aspires to spark a cultural shift that champions gender equality and mutual respect, ensuring that every voice in our community is not only heard but also deeply valued.

Join us in this empowering journey as we rise together to create a community free from gender-based violence. Lake County Rising is more than a movement; it's a commitment to a safer, more equitable future for all.

Activities and Programs

Annual Rising Campaign: 

Every February, Lake County Rising organizes a dynamic "rising" event, where the community converges through activities. The aim is to raise awareness about gender-based violence and foster solidarity within the community.

Awareness and Education: 

Lake County Rising-affiliated organizations conduct workshops, talks, and educational activities in schools, businesses, and the broader community. These initiatives serve to increase awareness about gender-based violence and promote preventive measures..

Support for Survivors:

LCR-affiliated organizations provides resources and emotional support to individuals who have experienced gender-based violence. We connect survivors with legal, health, and counseling services to ensure a comprehensive and supportive response. 

Collaboration with Social Organizations:

Lake County Rising collaborates closely with local organizations like the Zacharias Center, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, the Lake County State Attorney's Office, and A Safe Place. These partnerships strengthen the response to gender-based violence in Lake County.

At Lake County Rising, we aspire to be a beacon of hope and change. By working together, we aim to end gender-based violence and create a safer, more equitable future for all in Lake County. Join us in the movement for a violence-free community!