With the U.S. Senate's extension of the Violence Against Women Act on Tuesday and the 15th Anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against females, on Thursday, violence against women is top of mind this week.
Students at Rock Valley College will take part in the national effort of solidarity, One Billion Rising, on Thursday, February 14 with a march to show their support for efforts to end violence against women and girls.
The march, which is open to the public, will begin at noon at the Stewart Square Building, 308 West State Street in Rockford. At the end, participants can read pledges against violence.
Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey declared this week as One Billion Rising Week during Monday evening's City Council meeting.