On Saturday, May 10, 2014, CAASE will welcome Kathryn Bolkovac, the inspirational woman who risked her own life to uncover human trafficking and prostitution and their connections to private mercenary contractors, the UN, and the U.S. State Department in post-war Bosnia. Bolkovac’s story astounded the world  with the release of The Whistleblower film starring Rachel Weisz as Bolkovac.

DAYTIME PROGRAM (Sponsored by CAASE'S Young Activist Council)

Join CAASE's Young Activist Council for an afternoon screening of The Whistleblower, followed by Q&A with author Kathryn Bolkovac

CAASE's Young Activist Council (YAC) is hosting an afternoon showing of The Whistleblower followed by a Q&A with author, Kathryn Bolkovac and moderated by CAASE Executive Director, Kaethe Morris Hoffer.

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Willow Creek Ministry Center
418 S. Wabash Avenue                                  Chicago Illinois 60605

Screening: 3-5:00 p.m.
Discussion: 5-6:00 p.m.
Book Signing/Meet &Greet: 6-7:00 p.m.

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Full Event Tickets: $25
To sponsor a ticket: $25
Discussion/Meet & Greet Tickets: $10   

**All proceeds benefit CAASE**

Refreshments will be served

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This event is sponsored by CAASE's Young Activist Council (YAC). For any questions or concerns, please email yac@caase.org

DINNER PROGRAM (Sponsored by CAASE'S Board of Directors)

Join Kathryn for an exclusive dinner program at The Back Room. She, along with special guest speaker, Major General Charles Tucker, an international expert on human trafficking, will engage attendees in a compelling conversation about human trafficking, peacekeeping, and bringing awareness to the global epidemic of sex trafficking. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Marco Tavanti, an international expert on fair trade, indigenous rights, poverty reduction, sustainable development and a consultant for the United Nations.

Sponsored by United Nations Association, Greater Chicago Chapter

7:30p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The Back Room
937 N. Rush St. Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Dinner & Program: $100 per person (Includes dinner and wine and beer)

For more information on the dinner program, please contact Farah at farah.salim@outlook.com

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Kathryn Bolkovac is an international speaker and published author on human trafficking, ethics, and anti-corruption issues. She provides consultancy on whistleblower protection and codes of conduct, and advocates for legislative policy and reforms for government accountability. Focusing on human trafficking for prostitution and violence against women, she provides instruction and training on peacekeeping operations at universities, non-governmental organizations, national defense departments, and community organizations. A former US police investigator of 12 years, she served as a human rights investigator for the International Police Task Force (IPTF) in Bosnia. Kathy's activities in these areas are highlighted in her published work and in a film inspired by her story.


Dr. Marco Tavanti is an international expert on fair trade, indigenous rights, poverty reduction and sustainable development. He has been consulting for numerous projects and initiatives for United Nations agencies. His international background includes the participation in humanitarian relief operations during the 1993 Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict in collaboration with various European and international non-governmental organizations.


Major General (Ret.) Charles Tucker, JD, international expert on human trafficking, served as Economic and Legal Adviser for the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As an international human rights lawyer and US Air Force General, he also served as an International Law Adviser in the Office of the US Secretary of Defense. Currently, Tucker is the US representative on the newly established Geneva-based Board of Directors of the International Code of Conduct Association implementing the Montreux Document and regulating private security contractors.


Inspired by actual events, Kathy (played by Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk. Directed by first time filmmaker Larysa Kondracki, the film also stars Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn.

This event is sponsored by CAASE's Board of Directors. For any questions or concerns, please email info@caase.org