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2023 North Shore Taco 5K
Celebrate Highwood is pleased to announce registration is now open for the North Shore Taco 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Stroll benefitting NSLAC. The public is invited to put on their sneakers, grab their family, friends, strollers, and pets and join the fun on Saturday, July 22nd at 9 AM in Downtown Highwood.
Share Your Story, Immigrant Heritage Month
June is Immigrant Heritage Month across the nation! In partnership with Highland Park Public Library and Highwood Public Library, and Community Center, we will come together to host 'Share Your Story' on Thursday, June 8, from 5-6 p.m. at the Highland Park Public Library.
The 'Share Your Story' event invites participants to bring in a story or recipe that is significant to their origin and cultural heritage. Participants are encouraged to take the stage and share about the journey they or their family took to the United States.
Participants are welcome to bring a copy of a photo(only photocopies will be accepted as they will not be returned) and a brief description of their story(200 words or less). Please include a contact name, email, phone number, and address. Some stories and recipes will be chosen to be highlighted on the NSLAC website and social media.
Immigrant stories come in the form of food. Participants are invited to bring their favorite family recipe, along with their story about its origins and significance to their cultural heritage. Recipes can be brought to the Highland Park Public Library during the event for display at the Library. Some recipes will be chosen to be highlighted on the Library’s social media and NSLAC website and social media.
NSLAC Senior Attorney Irma Wilson Joins Union Latina 1120 WKRS-AM
Rebecca Weininger Named Legal Advocate of The Year by the Purple Ribbon Award
Director of Domestic Violence Rebecca Weininger has been selected as the winner of a coveted Purple Ribbon Award medallion in the category Legal Advocate of the Year by Domestic Shelters.
The Purple Ribbon Awards are the first comprehensive awards program honoring the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, programs, shelters, survivors, and members of the community support system. Winners include entries from the United States and Canada.
$30,000 worth of grants will be awarded to exemplary Purple Ribbon Award winners during a virtual celebration of all winners on May 18, 2023. The celebration will share grant winner stories and celebrate the work being done to help victims and survivors of abuse. Register to join us at the Purple Ribbon Awards Virtual Celebration on May 18 at https://bit.ly/41QqJSS
NSLAC Partners With Waukegan to College
Village of Mount Prospect, Free Virtual Legal Aid Clinic
In partnership with the Village of Mount Prospect, NSLAC offers monthly free virtual legal aid clinics to low-income individuals in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration. Registration is required.
Time and Date: The second Thursday of every month
Location: Community Connection Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Rd., Mount Prospect IL
To schedule an appointment, contact the Human Service Department at 847-506 4930
WTTW- Rebecca Weininger On Recent Ruling By The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Thanks to WTTW Chicago for shining a light on domestic violence. NSLAC Executive Director Rebecca Weininger joins advocates to discuss a recent ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals saying that the Second Amendment allows people accused of domestic abuse to have guns. While the ruling only applies in the 5th District, which encompasses Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, advocates for survivors of domestic violence said the ruling could have reverberations nationwide.