CAASE at the Women's March on Chicago

Saturday, January 21st

Meet up at 9:30a.m., depart at 10:00a.m.

Meet-up location:

CAASE Office

307 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1818

Chicago, IL 60601

Ready to march with us? Email Eleanor at no later than Friday, 12pm to add your name to our list.

About the event:

CAASE's Young Activist Council is leading a group in the Women's March on Chicago. Join us and thousands of marchers to protect and support women's rights and civil liberties. In anticipation of enormous policy changes we expect from Washington DC, we encourage you to stand up for the protection and support of survivors of sexual assault and exploitation. Get inspired by reading why these allies are marching. We are also proud to march alongside many partners and allies including the Coalition Against Workplace Sexual Violence (CAWSV).

The march will start at E. Jackson Boulevard and S. Lake Shore Drive (immediately south of Petrillo Bandshell in Grant Park) at 10 a.m. and will end at 2:00p.m. For the full event schedule and logistics, click hereRepresent CAASE by wearing orange and we encourage you to bring your own signs and posters. Some suggested slogans are: "I stand with survivors of sexual violence." "Women's rights are human rights," and "End sexual exploitation."

Follow the action and join in the conversation on social media. Be sure to tag @theCAASE on Twitter and Facebook, and @CAASE_Snapshots on Instagram. Use the hashtag: #WHYIMARCH.

Human Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation Presentation with Sheriff Tom Dart

When: Tuesday, January 17th 2017


Where: Sacred Heart Church, Moscow Center

8245 W. 111th Street

Palos Hills, IL 60465

To RSVP: Please contact Elizabeth Droel at 708-974-3336 Ext. 250 or email

About the event:

Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart, who will discuss his office’s work with Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. Sheriff Dart launched a national campaign to target the “johns” who solicit sex and highlight their roles as catalysts for the sex trade. Since its first operation in 2011, the “National Day of Johns Arrests” has grown to include more than 80 law enforcement nationwide partners who have combined for 5,894 johns arrests. Dart also actively pursues child pornography and human trafficking cases including his advocacy and awareness initiatives regarding websites such as Craigslist. Sheriff Dart continues to shine a light on the internet’s role in the facilitation of the sex trade while pushing for policy and legal strategies to protect the victims trafficked on the internet.

Father Charles Dahm, the Archdiocesan Director of Domestic Violence Outreach, will be our moderator.


War Wounds: The Role of International Criminal Justice in Rebuilding the Rule of Law 

International Law Review Symposium 

Special Presentation by Kathryn Bolkovac

When: Friday, February 3rd 2017 9:15a.m.

Where: Philip H. Corboy Law Center

25 E. Pearson Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Register here & learn more about the full symposium >>

*CLE credit available for attorneys

About the event:

Bolkovac will share her experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina where she served as a UN human rights investigator. During her service, she uncovered military contractor and international peacekeeper misconduct, along with the facilitation of sex trafficking rings among her colleagues and UN officials. She will address how these types of crimes and lack of accountability influence a nation’s ability to rebuild following armed conflict.

This event is sponsored by the Loyola University Chicago International Law Review.