Talk it Out 

When: Thursday, March 30th 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: 1542 W. Devon Ave.

When: Friday, March 31st

12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m. 

Where: 228 E. Lake St. Addison, Illinois

To RSVP, email outreach@hamdardcenter.org by March 29th.

About the event:

A year ago, the Chicago Foundation for Women began a series of conversations with Chicagoans from every walk of life -women and men, young and old, to ask the question: "What are the big issues for women and girls right here, right now, every day?" And, "What should we all be doing about it, right now?" Talk It Out, an initiative of The 100% Project, is a region-wide, week long series of conversations designed to spark understanding about gender bias.

Childhood Fractured: A Live Narrative

When: Friday, March 31st

6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m. 

Where: Awakenings Foundations Center and Gallery

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave. #204-C

Tickets are $20 

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About the event:

The Awakenings Foundation is a Ravenswood art gallery dedicated to making visible the artistic expression of survivors of sexual violence. Childhood Fractured consists of Pilsen based contemporary artist Allen Vandever, writer Derek Hopkins, and filmmaker Cheryl Manaligod, and together they aim to end childhood sexual abuse through art. Awakenings awarded Vandever and Hopkins a grant to produce a special collaborative painting series at the gallery titled “Childhood Fractured: A Live Narrative.”

Illinois Women Moving Forward Advocacy Day

When: Wednesday April 5th

10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. 

Where: 6th and Capitol

420 South 6th Street

Springfield, IL 62701

Learn more & register here >>

About the event:

Illinois women are moving forward, and want you to be a part of the movement. IWMF will lead the community to show our strength at the Statehouse in Springfield. Participate in taking your message directly to the decision makers and demand the change that enables women to achieve equality, economic security, and justice. The event will start in the morning with a briefing on important legislation being considered in the Illinois General Assembly. Then, everyone will head to the Capitol to talk to their legislators. 

This event is sponsored  by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.


VOICES Symposium

Beyond Title IX: Addressing the Challenges of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Campus Communities

When: Friday, April 7th

8:30a.m. Registration

Program: 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

Where: UIC Forum 

725 W. Roosevelt Road

See the full schedule & register here >>

About the event:

Join CAASE for an exciting symposium to address the challenges of sexual assault and domestic violence in campus communities. The keynote address will focus on the internet and intimate partner violence and given by Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor at AEquitas: The Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women. The symposium will include a number of breakout sessions and other presentations by: Office of the Cook County State's Attorney, AEquitas, Rape Victim Advocates, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network and by our own CAASE Legal Director Christine Evans. This event is free and open to all students, Title IX Coordinators, Campus Administrators, Law Enforcement, attorneys, and legal advocates in Chicago and Cook County. 

Stand Up for Survivors, a night of comedy to combat sexual exploitation 

When: Tuesday, April 25th  

5:30p.m. - 8:00p.m. 

Show begins at 6:30p.m. 

Where: THE TapRoom at Lagunitas Brewing Company 

2607 W. 17th St. Chicago, IL 60608

$15 Early Bird Tickets &

$20 after April 17th 

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About the event:

CAASE's Young Professionals Board (YPB) is hosting their exciting launch event! Join us for what's sure to be a hilarious night of comedy to raise money for CAASE's work to end sexual exploitation. We've got a great line-up of performers including: Le Aboav, Clare Austen-Smith, Alex Kumin, Rebecca Loeser, Deanna Ortiz, Caleb Probst, Janice V. Rodriguez, Amy Young, and the Whiskey Radio Hour. 

7th Annual Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force Conference 

When: Thursday - Friday,

August 3-4 

Where: IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

565 West Adams Street

Learn more and sign up >>

About the event:

The Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force hosts a human trafficking conference to inform, educate and strengthen anti-trafficking efforts across the city of Chicago, in Cook County and throughout the surrounding areas. The conference generally features two full days of presentations on the most up-to-date and innovative work from local and national experts on human trafficking.