CAASE invites you to Her Story Theater's “Shadow Town II: The JOHNS”

An original play on the men who buy women and girls for sex and what it costs.

Oct. 16 through Nov. 23, 2014                

Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm; Sunday 3:00p.m. 

Mayer Kaplan Theater                                                         

5050 Church St. Skokie, IL

**Free Parking available**

Tickets: $10.00 for opening weekend Oct.17-19

$35.00 (Student and group rates available)                                                           

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**PROCEEDS benefit The Dreamcatcher Foundation Crisis Drop-In Center for exploited girls and young women.**

Media Coverage:

Streetwise: 7/21/2014 - "Shadow Town II" : The Demand Side of Sex Trade

About the play

Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on the sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of the story—the ‘demand’ side and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex-trafficked girls. This 90-minute original stage play is based on Bonnett’s interviews with dozens of people involved with sex trafficking in Chicago, including men who purchase sex. The six-person ensemble- including CAASE's very own Educator, Caleb Probst -creates a journey into the dual nature of our lives— lives that collide and clash in unexpected ways, leaving a lasting imprint on what we perceive as truth, accept as normal and reject as problematic.

Each performance will include a post-show discussion and audience Q&A with experts in sex trafficking.

Presented by Her Story Theater. Supported by CAASE and the National Council of Jewish Women Northshore.

Join CAASE at SAFE's Global Sex Trafficking Conference

October 29, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn

9333 South Cicero  

Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

Register, today! >>

About the event:

Join CAASE Policy Director Lynne Johnson and CAASE researcher Lara Janson at the Safe Coalition for Human Rights (SAFE) global trafficking conference. The conference will include 50 speakers from all over the nation and abroad and 48 interactive collaborative symposia and workshops for interactive collaboration and networking opportunities. SAFE is a not-for profit global organization in good standing in llinois addressing the issue of sex-trafficking through creating a cohesive and effective collaboration across the different entities engaged with survivors including; awareness, prevention, outreach/rescue, shelter, legal, mental health, education and job services.

This event is sponsored by the Safe Coaliton for Human Rights (SAFE). If you any questions or concerns, please email

Celebrating Progress - A CAASE Fundraiser - You're Invited!

Monday, November 11th, 2014

Skadden Arps

155 North Wacker Drive

Host Reception: 5:00p.m. - 5:30p.m.

Cocktails & Program: 5:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.

Ticket Prices:

**Gourmet cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served, courtesy of Skadden Arps**

About the event: CAASE cordially invites you to Celebrating Progress, a cocktail reception where we will recognize and celebrate leaders transforming Illinois’ response to sexual exploitation and human trafficking.Take this opportunity to meet inspirational leaders, support CAASE, and enjoy delicious gourmet cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in a glass room overlooking the city's beautiful skyline. Tickets are going fast-- don't wait, get yours today!

Visit our event page for more details >>

A special thanks to our Host Committee members:

Skadden Arps, Gabriella Fortunato, Quin Frazer, Colleen Gleason, Judy Gold, Kara Guminski, Ricquel Harper, Elinor Hart, Chris Jaffe, Amy Kohn, Jennifer Kuhn, Tiffany Madigan, Ross Neihaus, Anthony Oliver, Rachael Pontikes, Nina Stillman & Caroline Su