WBEZ | The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-alliance-against-sexual-exploitation Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Group offers alternatives to proposed ordinance for 'prostitution-free zones' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-18/group-offers-alternatives-proposed-ordinance-prostitution-free-zones-866 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-18/Dart-Craigslist-M.-Spencer-.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago's City Council is considering an ordinance to curb certain street activities. <a href="http://www.vote4ervin.com/BIO.htm" target="_blank">Alderman Jason Ervin</a> of the 28th Ward wants to establish so-called "prostitution-free zones". These zones would be off-limits to people who have a history of prostitution-related activity. Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy spoke to Ervin about the ordinance.<br> <br> But not all groups are in support of the measure. CAASE, or <a href="http://www.caase.org/" target="_blank">The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation</a>, thinks the ordinance won’t stop prostitution, and they also believe it could further stigmatize women with a history in the business.</p><p>The group wants a different approach. They’re part of a multi-organization effort to change how law enforcement handles prostitution arrests statewide.</p><p>To learn more about this perspective, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> spoke to CAASE advocacy director Lynne Johnson.</p><p><em>Music Button: If These Trees Could Talk, "the Flames of Herostratus", from the CD Above The Earth Below The Sky, (self released)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 18 May 2011 12:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-18/group-offers-alternatives-proposed-ordinance-prostitution-free-zones-866