Evanston/North Shore

YWCA to Screen “I Am Jane Doe” on International Women’s Day

Evanston, IL, February 17, 2018 — On Thursday, March 8, YWCA Evanston/North Shore will screen the documentary “I Am Jane Doe,” in commemoration of International Women’s Day. The screening will be held at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue, and will begin with a check-in/reception at 5:45 p.m.

“I Am Jane Doe” chronicles the epic battle that American mothers are waging on behalf of their middle-school age daughters, who are victims of sex trafficking on Backpage.com. It was written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio, and has been called a “gripping legal thriller” and a “powerful call to action.”

The event begins with the check-in/reception at 5:45 p.m. and the film will be shown at 6:15 p.m. Following the film, Kaethe Morris Hoffer, from the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, will lead a discussion. Panelists will include Eve Kleinerman of Cabrini Green Legal Aid and Katie Iversen of Selah Freedom, a national anti-sex trafficking organization.

To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, go to www.ywca.org/IWD or call YWCA at 847-864-8445.

International Women’s Day, March 8, is a global day recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore works to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen local communities. It serves more than 10,000 people annually in northern Cook County. For more information, go to www.ywca.org/evanston. 

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