HCCC students join One Billion Rising effort

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - People around the world are taking part in a global campaign to end violence against women, including those at Herkimer County Community College.

Thursday's event is part of the "One Billion Rising" campaign against all forms of sexual crimes against women.

On the campus of HCCC, people were expressing themselves with dance and poems. The YWCA had representatives on hand as did Catholic Charities of Herkimer County.

Both organizations letting students know about the resources available locally.

A counselor at HCCC, Wendy Marchese said, "It's very important to have awareness and education to have our students come out, to invite the community to come out, to make a difference, to rise up to the occasion."

This global effort is expected to be the largest day of action in the history of Valentine's.

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