This information was updated on July 6, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the event has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 13, 2021. Additional information will be provided as we get closer to the date of this exciting event. Thank you!

SAVE THE DATE! Stepping Stones of Rockford is bringing VICTOR RIVAS RIVERS to speak at the annual dinner! "Stepping Into Hope," Thursday, May 13, 2021 includes dinner, silent auction and Keynote Speaker Victor Rivas Rivers, National Spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

A veteran star of more than two dozen films, Victor Rivas Rivers endured horrific child abuse and witnessed domestic violence on the level of torture at the hands of his father. In 1999, Victor decided to break his silence about his childhood. Victor has chosen to lend his voice and his story to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, a social change organization |developing public policy and spearheading efforts to provide more direct support to programs through information, research, funding, and training. Mr. Rivers raises awareness that domestic violence cannot be treated exclusively as a woman's issue; rather, it is everyone's issue. His ultimate survival and success convey the importance of intervention by others who helped him break the cycle of violence.

Details regarding this exciting opportunity will be provided as the date approaches. Until then, please save the date! Until then, here's what we know:

What: Stepping Into Hope. Dinner, Silent Auction, Keynote Speaker Victor Rivas Rivers
Where: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Time: 5:00-9:00 PM
Contact: Sue Schroeder, 815.963.0683
Additional Information, including how to purchase tickets, will be posted as the event date approaches.

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