About The Event
On Valentine’s Day, join us to learn how you 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 will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at Elgin Community College, Jobe Lounge, 1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin, IL 60123. As a material expression of support, people are asked to bring a red cloth to connect with others in The Long Red Line. The scarves can be any length, made of any material, any shade of red. Knit it, crochet it, sew it, buy it, or create your own artistic version of it. Scarves of self-restriction and silence – our muffled voices – are transformed into statements of freedom from shame and blame. Sponsors of The Long Red Line are Elgin Community College Student Life, Community Crisis Center, Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice, Coalition of Elgin Religious Leaders, Elgin YWCA, Ecker Center for Mental Health, Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, AAUW and Open Door Clinic.
About The Organization
The Long Red Line: One Billion Rising/Elgin
The Long Red Line is a volunteer organization in support of the global event “One Billion Rising” to help change personal and community attitudes toward violence.
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