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.

HerStory Theater Presents: Monger
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2:00 pm
The Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago

Written by Her Story Theater Founder and Producing Artistic Director Mary Bonnett, and directed by John Mossman, Co-Founder of The Artistic Home, MONGERS follows a Chicago criminal defense attorney with a secret sex life who deals with his sensitive 16-year-old son’s legal crisis on the day he takes a deposition from the mother of a murdered teenage sex trafficked victim. Bonnett’s play uncovers the nationwide, anonymous brotherhood of men who use the Internet to find and compare notes on the women and underage girls they pay for sex. It also explores the toxicity of many of the prevailing notions of masculinity and how they contribute to an environment that allows these abuses to exist. Though the characters are composites of people Bonnett interviewed and the plot details are inspired by real-life events in Chicago. Bonnett’s script includes actual posts from online chats among men engaged in this activity along with dialogue she imagined for the characters.

Join NCJW, JCAST and Hadassah for this important show.  Your ticket includes a pre-show reception with the playwright as well as a post-show Q&A with a panel of experts including Congresswoman Jan Schahowsky.

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The Intersection Between Immigration, Domestic Violence, & Sex Trafficking
October 4, 2018, 6:30-8:00 PM
Deerfield Presbyterian Church, 824 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield

What is the connection between domestic violence, immigration, and sex trafficking? Come learn why these are important issues and how community members and the legal community can get involved.

This program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago, the Highland Park/Highwood Legal Clinic, National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore (NCJW), the National Immigrant Justice Center, and the North Shore (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated to educate and build awareness.

Join us for an interesting panel discussion.

Questions? Please contact Gayle at

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