Evanston/North Shore

International Women's Day Commemoration

Please join us for a commemoration of International Women’s Day


Featuring a special screening of I AM JANE DOE

This powerful documentary, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, chronicles the epic battle that several
American mothers are waging on behalf of their under-age daughters, victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com.


Kaethe Morris Hoffer the Executive Director of Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation is facilitating the post-film discussion.


Eve Kleinerman is the Lead Attorney of Pro Bono at Cabrini Green Legal Aid and a criminal records expert on the impact of arrest and conviction.

Katie Iversen is one of Selah Freedom’s Residential Coaches and is an advocate for freedom among women who have been trafficked.

Appropriate for ages 14 & above

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Unitarian Church of Evanston

5:45 Check-in and Reception
6:15 Film Screening
8:15 Film discussion

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International Women's Day Partners 

Our 2018 International Women's Day Commemoration is presented by YWCA Evanston/North Shore in collaboration with founding partners:




With support from community partners:








About International Women's Day

International Women’s Day has been recognized for well over a century in celebrations around the world. Our local celebration provides an opportunity for our communities to join with millions across our globe to collectively reflect on the economic, political and social progress women have made both globally and locally.

In addition to celebrating how far women have come, it is also a day to listen, learn and reflect. And while we must acknowledge how much has changed, we also know there is still so much that needs to be done to achieve gender equity and an end to violence against women. Our International Women's Day celebration is also a call to action: it is an opportunity to link our arms and raise our collective voices to work together to harness the power and strength of women and girls so they can reach their fullest and highest potential.

Additional International Women's Day events:

On Thursday, March 8th from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at EHC (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston), there will be a morning celebration of International Women’s Day, with brief remarks highlighting the work of Evanston women leaders. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free but reservations are required as capacity is limited. Women and girls of all ages are welcome. Reservations at www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events.

On Sunday, March 11th there will be special tours at the Frances Willard House (1730 Chicago Ave, Evanston) where visitors can learn more about the WCTU’s historic work against sex trafficking worldwide. The tours will take place from 1-4 p.m. and cost $10. More info at: www.franceswillardhouse.org.

On Thursday, March 15th at 7 p.m. Evanston History Center’s “Under the Buffalo” Presentation: (225 Greenwood Street, Evanston) author Pamela Bannos will discuss her new book, Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife. Tickets are $10, payable at the door (EHC and FWHM members are free). A reception sponsored by Whole Foods Evanston begins at 6:30 p.m. and Bookends and Beginnings will have books for signing and sale after the talk. Reservations are recommended, go to www.evanstonhistorycenter.org/all-events.



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