Thank you for your interest. This event is fully booked. There will be another Women’s Empowerment Event offered in the Fall.

Union County is offering a free yoga, meditation class and emotional wellness event for women titled, “The Time is Now,” on Friday evening, June 1, at Union County College, Kellogg Building, 40 W Jersey Street, Elizabeth, Room K-517. The event is part of the free women’s empowerment series conducted through the Office on Women, Department of Human Services Division on Outreach and Advocacy.

“This popular wellness series represents the steady growth of Union County’s recreational and educational programs to embrace new opportunities and activities that contribute to overall health,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “I would particularly like to thank Whole Foods and Athleta, Westfield for their support in this endeavor. ” 

  • A short talk and introduction with time to network.
  • Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.
  • Guided meditation ceremony

“The Time is Now” Yoga and Meditation begins at 6:00 p.m. on June 1, and is expected to conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing appropriate for yoga, and bring their own yoga mats.

Please be over the age of 16.  If you are not available to make the program, please contact Jennifer Erdos, Office on Women:  jerdos@ucnj.org

The event is free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register using the form above.

Union County College, Kellogg Building Room K-517 is located at 40 W Jersey Street, Elizabeth.  Parking is available at the Bollwage Garage at the Corner of W. Jersey and Elizabethtown Plaza (there is a small fee for this parking).

The Office on Women was created in 2016 as an initiative of Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen. As the first county-based office of its kind in New Jersey, the Office on Women aims to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, in education, in employment and business, health and in the social fabric of Union County, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In 1999 the Italian High Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans at the time of the assault. The justices stated that the victim must have helped her attacker remove her jeans from which they inferred consent. People all around the world were outraged. Wearing jeans on this anniversary became an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual violence.

In an effort to raise awareness, County employees broke the dress code and the silence by wearing jeans to work and participate in the Denim Day.

The Union County Board of Freeholders is proud to announce that the Union County Office on Women has created a new series of videos highlighting women of achievement and leadership here in Union County, NJ. The new video series will be called Union County Women Making History.

This first video is a profile of the Hon. Judge Karen Cassidy, Assignment Judge here in Union County. More videos will be released throughout the year.

Division of Outreach and Advocacy 

Contact

Jennifer Erdos, Coordinator

jerdos@ucnj.org
908-527-4216
Fax 527-4875
10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 2nd Floor
Elizabeth, NJ

Mission

The mission of the Office on Women is to help ensure that women connect with services and programs that enable them to reach their full potential at every stage of their lives, in education, in employment and business, health, and in the social fabric of Union County, and to raise awareness of the many contributions that women make to life in Union County.

About

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce the development of the new Office on Women. Established under the Department of Human Services, the Union County Office on Women is the first County government office of its kind in New Jersey.

“The Office on Women will provide a platform for leadership and advocacy on the needs of women of all ages, and serve as a catalyst for awareness and action on current and emerging issues that impact women’s lives,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

The new Office on Women serves women in all walks of life throughout Union County. Through analysis, research and strategic collaboration the Office on Women will work to ensure that local programs and services support women’s leadership, equality and advancement in the home, at work and in the community.

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