Co-Presented by Illinois Holocaust Museum and YWCA Evanston/North Shore


Women Hold Up Half the Sky
identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century – full equality for the world’s women. It is inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Pulitzer-prize winning authors, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Like the bestselling book, the exhibition features ordinary women who have accomplished extraordinary things. It challenges visitors to open their eyes, minds, hearts, and most of all, to take action to improve women and girls’ lives locally and worldwide.

Make It Better | Illinois Holocaust Museum and YWCA Exhibit Urges Action Against Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad
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Skokie Review | Holocaust Museum-YWCA exhibition promotes full equality for women
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Final Exhibition Related Program

SEX TRAFFICKING
The Demand that Drives Sex Trafficking in Illinois

January 15, 2017 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Event will be held at the Evanston Public Library, Evanston, IL.

National Human Trafficking Awareness Month Event

Sex trafficking is one form of modern day slavery that is prevalent in Chicagoland.  Experts will discuss the demand for prostitution in Illinois and important ways communities are fighting back.

Featuring: Lara Jansen, lead author of Our Great Hobby: An Analysis of Online Networks for Buyers of Sex in Illinois, and researcher, University of Chicago; Caleb Probst and Lynne Johnson, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE); Laura Ng (Moderator), Executive Director, Traffick Free

Community Partners: CAASE; Evanston Police Department; Traffick Free; The Salvation Army; Promise Program; Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.- Delta Chi Omega chapter; Evanston Community Foundation; EverThrive Illinois; Healing Hands of Joy; Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago; Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore Section; North Shore (IL) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated; SHALVA

Free to the public.

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Supporting Sponsors: Lance & Brenda Feis; Women’s Leadership Committee of Illinois Holocaust Museum
Contributing Sponsors: Ann & Brian Balusek/Mammel Foundation; ComEd; ITW; Make It Better; Northern Trust
Additional Funders: Judith L. and Robert D. Appelbaum; Bayer Family Foundation; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois; BMO Harris Bank; Carylon Foundation; Full Circle Foundation; Mellody Hobson/Ariel Investments; Susan & Richard Kiphart; Lori Komisar & Morrie Silverman; Makena Capital Management; Elyce & Mark Metzner; North Shore (IL) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated; Northwestern University; Desirée Rogers; The Golder Family Foundation is lead sponsor for all Illinois Holocaust Museum special exhibitions.
Media Sponsor: Make It Better; WBEZ Chicago

Exhibition Partners: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.- Delta Chi Omega chapter; Evanston Community Foundation; EverThrive Illinois; Healing Hands of Joy; Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago; Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago; National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chicago North Shore Section; North Shore (IL) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated; SHALVA

Women Hold Up Half the Sky is organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California.

 

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