Words = Change: Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking Seminar

April 12, 2012

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Left to right: Patricia, a member of CAASE's Speaker's Bureau, Rachel Durchslag, and Anne Ream. Photo by Sheila Barabad.

This public workshop introduces issues of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the Chicagoland area and includes personal testimony from an area survivor. This event is hosted by the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, and The Voices and Faces Project, with support from Chicago Publishes.

The Neighborhood Writing Alliance provokes dialogue, builds community, and promotes change by creating opportunities for adults in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods to write, publish, and perform works about their lives.

The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. Their work includes prevention, policy reform, community engagement, and legal services.

The Voices and Faces Project is an award-winning documentary initiative created to bring the names, faces, and stories of survivors of sexual violence and trafficking to the attention of the public. The Voices and Faces Project seeks to change minds, hearts, and public policies on sexual violence and exploitation.

Recorded Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Chicago Cultural Center.