Programming

Be An Upstander in 2018

In 2018, The Jewish Coalition Against  Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago is planning many great events to foster awareness and combat sex trafficking in the Chicagoland area. Please add these events to your calendar and share them with your neighbors and friends.

 

Let’s Talk About Boys: Sexuality and Consent in the age of the internet and #MeToo 

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018, 4:00-5:30PM
North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe IL
Our kids are growing up in a world very different than previous generations. They have easy exposure to pornography (90% of kids ages 8-16 have seen pornography online) and cultural attitudes towards “hooking up” often impact their sexual development and safety.  This program will help adults understand the risks kids face, and the opportunities we as parents and grandparents have to impact boys’ development through appropriate (sometimes uncomfortable) conversations with our sons about sexuality and relationships. JCAST Chicago is excited to partner with Tracey Kite, LCSW of Jewish Child and Family Services, National Council of Jewish Women Northshore, and North Shore Congregation Israel to provide this new program.

Click here to register by February 22.

Stopping Traffic  

March 4, 2018 2:00-4:30PM
Vernon Hills Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Vernon Hils
JCAST is excited to partner with Hadassah to premier this film in the Northwest suburbs. Lack of opportunity and poverty creates easy prey and the growth of sex trafficking to the second largest criminal enterprise. See its implications across the world and here in the US. And learn how to stop it through education, advocacy and ending demand for paid sex. Panel of speakers discussing sex trafficking in Lake County will follow.

Click here to register by March 1.

Matzo Topping, Education and Advocacy

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM
Highland Park location sent upon registration
Trash the leftovers and try matzo with something new! Passover is our story of slavery. Learn about the 16,000 and 25,000 American born teens caught in sex trafficking bondage today. Trash the leftovers and join JCAST Chicago, NCJW North Shore, and NA-AMAT for this fun and tasty evening.

Click here to register by April 1!

Let’s Talk About Girls: Sexuality and Consent in the age of the internet and #MeToo 

Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:00-5:30PM
North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe IL
Kids are growing up in a world very different than previous generations. Pornography is at their fingertips (90% of kids ages 8-16 have seen pornography online) and “hooking up” is perceived as the norm. This program will help adults understand the risks kids face, and the opportunities we as parents and grandparents have to impact girls’ development through appropriate (sometimes uncomfortable) conversations with our daughters about sexuality and relationships. JCAST Chicago is excited to partner with Tracey Kite, LCSW of Jewish Child and Family Services, National Council of Jewish Women Northshore, and North Shore Congregation Israel to provide this new program.

Click here to RSVP by April 19.

 

This new year, become an upstander and combat sex trafficking in our community. For more information, visit our website: www.jcastchicago.org or email gayle@jcastchicago.org.