AMC Showplace Village Crossing, 7000 Carpenter Road, Skokie
The Hunting Ground is a startling expos? of sexual assault on U.S. college campuses, institutional coverups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. The film captures survivors who are taking matters into their own hands-ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent. A brief panel discussion follows the film. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Click here to RSVP. (Registration has re-opened for this amazing film - don't miss out!)
June 28, noon (meet at 11:15): 46th Annual Pride Parade
Join your fellow Jewish organizations and congregations at the Chicago Pride Parade. As the crowd comes together to celebrate the vibrant colors of the LGBT community, we'll send the message that we believe everyone should be accepted for who they are and whom they love! Congregation Or Chadash has ordered a trolley so that those who are not able to walk long distances or prefer to be out of the sun can still participate. Click here to register.
June 25; 7 pm: Film Screening: Dreamcatcher
Sponsored by CAASE
Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 N Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
Doors open at 6:30 pm; film begins promptly at 7pm.
Dreamcatcher explores the cycle of neglect, violence and exploitation which each year leaves thousands upon thousands of girls and women feeling that prostitution is their only option to survive. By following the very charming, charismatic and truly empathic Brenda Myers-Powell, we enter the lives of young women and see in footage their realities from their points of view. Post-film discussion with Brenda Myers-Powell (Dreamcatcher Foundation) and CAASE's Executive Director Kaethe Morris Hoffer. Click here for tickets and for more information.
JCAST Chicago Legislative Updates
Join JCAST Chicago and the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) for a legislative update provided by CAASE Policy Director Lynne Johnson! As CAASE's Policy Director, Lynne leads the End Demand Illinois statewide campaign. $10 covers light refreshments and food gift cards for sex trafficked survivors. Click the date below to RSVP.
July 29; 12 - 1 pm:
JUF, 30 S. Wells Street, Room 3133
***Attendees may bring in food and drinks. Please reserve your spot by July 22 so you name can be provided to building security personnel.
July 31; 10:30 - 11:30 am:
Curt's Cafe, 2922 Central St, Evanston
October 1, 11:30-1:20: Immigration Lunch and Learn
Temple Jeremiah, Northfield
Join us for an information and education program covering an overview of immigration: Federal laws, definition of immigrants and refugees, how people come to the United States, special concerns about women and children, and the connection of immigration to sex trafficking. Presented by Amy Stern, JD, and co-sponsored by NCJW Chicago North Shore and Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking Chicago. For more information, call 847-853-8889 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.