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LSC-Kingwood Participates in One Billion Rising

LSC-Kingwood Participates in One Billion RisingLone Star College-Kingwood will do its part to stop violence against women this Valentine’s Day.

On Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m., college students, faculty and staff will join with other organizers around the world for One Billion Rising, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. The college participants will dance as they build awareness of the injustices women suffer.

“We will RISE in defiance of these injustices in hopes that it will end violence against women,” said Diane Blanco, LSC-Kingwood’s Women’s Center administrator.

Behind the college’s Performing Arts Center building, Joe and Cindy Samudio will lead the participants in Zumba and the college’s dance team and Coyote Pack, college spirit team, will perform. The Samudios teach Zumba classes in the Kingwood area.

One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at seven billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls.

For more information on this movement, visit http://onebillionrising.org/.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

With 75,000 students in credit classes and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.