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April Blog Post: Join the JCAST Chicago Movement!

15 Apr 19
Gayle Nelson
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As we celebrate Passover, we are grateful for all of the everyday people, like YOU, taking a stand against sex trafficking. The Jewish Community Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago welcomes everyone to the table working together to combat this form of modern day slavery. Throughout the year, we are partnering with many other organizations to plan a number of upcoming events throughout the Chicagoland area. We hope you will join us. 

  • Saturday, 5/4   10AM -12PM    JCAST is partnering with Links, a national African American women’s service organization, to plan an author event with Pamela Samuels Young. Ms. Young was a corporate lawyer before becoming a full-time author. One of her suspense book’s plot is on sex trafficking. We are thrilled to elevate our work to an expanded audience with this partnership. Location: Evanston High School
  • Friday, 5/10       6:30-8:30PM     Beyond R. Kelly: Surviving the Predators in our Community, Interfaith, inter community dialogue in partnership with Dreamcatcher Foundation, a survivor led service organization, and Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) to dialogue about what makes our society susceptible to individuals like R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein. Location: Trinity Church, 400 W. 95th St., Chicago

Many more events are planned including a conversation with Hadassah! And this fall we are planning to replicate our innovative parenting programs in the western suburbs in partnership with Etz Chaim and Beth Shalom. We are excited to replicate our successful discussion exploring the connection  between immigration, domestic violence, and sex trafficking in partnership with DePaul University College of Law on September 20th. JCAST is also chairing the committee planning the legal track of the Safer Lake County’s human trafficking conference. 

In celebration of Passover consider getting involved! Email Gayle and get the details. Looking forward to a stronger JCAST Chicago thanks to your efforts!