JJC to Host Veterans and Community Empowerment Fest Oct. 18

The Joliet Junior College Veterans Alliance and Allen Force, a veterans support group, will host a free Veterans and Community Empowerment Fest on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the college’s Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The fest will take place in the U-Building, and is open to veterans and the public.

JJC Veterans Resource Center

Some events at the fest will include giveaways, workshops, and information about resources for veterans. Presentations about massage, self defense, yoga, iRest Meditation, acupressure, adaptive sports, and healthy eating will also be available, in addition to informational sessions on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. All workshops and presentations will begin at 10 a.m., with others continuing throughout the day. Opening remarks are at 9:30 a.m.

Lunch will be provided to the first 100 guests who register for the fest at www.allenforce.org.

“This fest is what JJC’s Veterans Alliance club is all about,” said Jerry Zeborowski, JJC professor and Veterans Alliance adviser. “Our mission is to assist our vets through schooling and provide them with outside resources to assist them in seeking change in their life. Some may be looking for resources to address problems, and that’s what the Empowerment Fest is about – providing resources to those who need assistance.”

For more information about JJC’s Veterans Alliance, visit www.jjc.edu/clubs-orgs/veterans-alliance or e-mail Zeboroski at gzeborow@jjc.edu. For more information about the Veterans and Community Empowerment Fest, visit www.allenforce.org.

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