CAASE cordially invites you to Celebrating a Decade: Improving Laws, Educating Allies & Championing Survivors. Join us as we strive to engage communities, educate allies, and stand with survivors in the fight against all forms of sexual exploitation, from prostitution and sex trafficking to sexual assault.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Skadden Arps

155 N. Wacker Drive | 28th Floor

Chicago, IL 60606

For this momentous occasion, Marion Brooks of NBC Channel 5 will serve as the evening's emcee. Look forward to testimonials from our friends and allies, such as Robin Robinson (formerly Fox News Chicago), CPS partner Devon Herrick, and survivor leaders. We also have an exciting raffle in store to cap off the evening - see our raffle packages

Tickets on sale: $150 General Admission -  $75 Young Professionals (under 35)

*Special ticket pricing available for survivors and/or CAASE clients (current or former). Please contact Eleanor at for more information or with any questions.

Our speaker line-up

Marion Brooks (Emcee) is an award winning anchor and reporter at NBC5 Chicago. She anchors the NBC5 News at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each weekday and is a member of the NBC5 Investigates team of investigative reporters. Brooks’ passion is reporting and storytelling and in her investigative work she has been drawn to social and criminal justice issues. Her series of reports on Sex Trafficking in Chicago in 2014 earned  several awards including national recognition from the Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie) and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Robin Robinson is an award winning journalist and respected Chicago broadcaster who has covered significant issues, events and people in the region for more than 3 decades. Her passion is for connecting people to their common interests, and empowering them with new perspectives and voices.  With interests far beyond the news of the day, Robin's reputation for genuine caring and involvement has forged authentic relationships across the city - built upon truth, trust and action.

Active in many community initiatives, Robin is currently working with the Chicago Police Department building trust to forge new relationships and operational realities between the people in law enforcement and the residents they must collaborate with to stem the epidemic of violence plaguing the city. 

Devon Herrick grew up in Chicago and Evanston and attended Emory University, majored in English and Political Science.  He started in public education as an English Teacher in Houston, Texas and later pursued Master's in Counseling and worked as a counselor in Chicago area (New Trier and CPS).  Devon spent the last 7 years as a counselor, teacher, and administrator at the Englewood and Bronzeville campuses of Urban Prep Academies.  He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Devon was also recently admitted to the Chicago Leadership Collaborative as a Resident Principal, where he will serve as a member of the administrative team at Hancock College Prep, a CPS selective enrollment school on the Southwest side, for the 2016-17 school year.

Ireon Roach is a rising senior at Senn Arts High School where she is a founding member of The Yard Theatre Company. Belonging to institutions such as ATC Youth Ensemble and Writers Theatre Youth Council, she has submerged herself in the art of theatre as a tool of dialogue in societal interactions. Ireon is also your 2016 Chicago Louder Than A Bomb Indy Poet and August Wilson Monologue Competition finalist.


Make a difference in more ways than one:

  • Sponsor a survivor: We want to celebrate ten years of CAASE with our survivor champions - visit the ticket page to see how you can donate towards a survivor ticket.
  • Join the event host committee: Help make Celebrating a Decade a success by inviting friends and securing sponsorships. Contact for more information about the host committee membership.
  • Become a sponsor: CAASE welcomes corporate sponsors to this and all events. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels- contact for more information.

Many Thanks to our Host Committee (in formation) & Sponosrs

Shauna Prewitt, Co-Chair | Nick Colvin, Co-Chair | Kathryn Arancio | Katherine Aldag | Sean Brennan | Eleanor Bryan | Ricquel Harper | Chris Jaffe | Amy Kohn |  Lenise Lee | Kaethe Morris Hoffer | Ross Neihaus

Charles Smith

(individual sponsor)