Free Women’s Yoga and Wellness Class at Warinanco Sports Center, Sept. 21

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that a free yoga and women’s wellness event will be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park.

As a suggested donation, participants are invited to bring a box or bag of feminine hygiene products. The donations will be given to the organization “Girls Helping Girls. Period,” in support of women in need.

“This event is an opportunity for women in Union County to connect with their peers, recharge their energy for the fall season, and raise awareness that many women and girls struggle to afford basic necessities that are often taken for granted, here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

The International Day of Peace event is the latest in a series of popular wellness sessions for women offered through the Union County Office on Women, part of the Division of Outreach and Advocacy in the Department of Human Services.

The evening includes:

  • A networking session with a short talk and introduction by Jennifer Erdos, Coordinator, Union County Office on Women.
  • Yoga session by Nicole DeAugustine, certified yoga instructor.
  • Guided meditation ceremony by Betsy Sanders

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m. It is open to women age 16 and older, at any level of yoga skill from beginner to expert.

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

The event is free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

For more details about the event email Jennifer Erdos at jerdos@ucnj.org or call 908-527-4216.

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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.

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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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