Join CAASE's Young Activist Council (YAC) for their annual Pumpkin Carving!

Meet YAC members and learn about CAASE while having some Autumn fun.

When: Thursday, October 22, 6pm-9pm
Where: Diag Bar and Grill
2856 N. Southport Ave.
Cost: $10 to carve a pumpkin
Drink Special: $25 for house wine & Bud Light

*A portion of proceeds will go to the Young Activist Council

Professional training opportunity for Illinois attorneys

Join CAASE for a training to provide legal representation to survivors of sex trafficking.

When: Wednesday October 28th
12pm - 1:30pm
Where: Mayer Brown LLP 
71 S. Wacker Drive
RSVP: Email no later than October 23rd. 

*Illinois CLE credit will be available for eligible attendees. Attorneys who participate will be eligible to serve as pro bono attorneys with CAASE's Pro Bono Project.

The training will include:

  • Illinois & Federal Definitions of Trafficking
  • How to Work with Survivors of Sexual Violence & Trafficking
  • How to Litigate Under the Illinois Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Crimes Act

Presenters will include:

Christine Evans, Legal Director at Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Katie Gaughan, Staff Attorney at Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Rachel Johnson, Staff Attorney at Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

Many thanks to Mayer Brown LLP for hosting this training event and to The Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women for its support.


Rape on the Night Shift film screening & panel

Join our friends the Coalition Against Workplace Sexual Violence (CAWSV) for this screening and panel discussion of Rape on the Night Shift, a documentary addressing workplace sexual violence.

When: Thursday, Oct. 29th, 2pm-4pm
Where:Roosevelt University
425 S. Wabash St., Room 612

Photo ID or a copy of the flier is required to enter the building.

*To downloadthe flier, click here. For Spanish, click here.

The panel will feature experts from worker centers and advocacy organizations in Chicago, including CAASE. Panelists will discuss local activist and legal efforts to end sexual violence on the job. Resources and support for workers will be available. This will be a bilingual event.

Statewide symposium on sexual assault on college campuses

Join CAASE for this statewide symposium starting on Thursday Nov. 5th. CAASE Executive Director, Kaethe Morris Hoffer will join a panel addressing campus sexual assault. The event includes a film screening of the groundbreaking documentary: The Hunting Ground.

When: Thursday, Nov. 5th, 6pm-9pm
Where: Columbia College Film Row
1104 S. Wabash Ave.

*To see details of the entire symposium schedule, click here.


  • Sofie Karasek, Co-founder EndCampus Rape
  • Olivia Ortiz, Know Your IX
  • Kaethe Morris Hoffer, Executive Director of Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
  • Moderated by Marion Brooks

**Therapists from Porchlight Counseling Services and Rape Victim Advocates on hand in case needed.   

You're invited! Celebrate survivor champions of change

CAASE cordially invites you to a special cocktail party where we will celebrate a year of progress for Illinois in the fight against sexual exploitation. Join us in celebrating extraordinary survivor leaders who inspire and guide us as CAASE seeks to transform our community’s response to sexual exploitation.

When: Thursday, Nov. 19th
Cocktail Party 5:30-8:00pm | Award Program 6:30pm
Where: Skadden Arps
155 N. Wacker Drive, 28th Floor Conference Center
Buy your ticket: $150 General Ticket | $75 Young Professional Ticket (under 35)

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