Violence Against Women Week
May 9-16, 2014, will mark the Young Lawyers Section’s
Violence Against Women Awareness Week. The programs and
activities have been created to educate lawyers about how they can
help women affected by violence.
Mother’s Day Project at Domestic
Friday, May 9, 2014/6:30-7:30 p.m.
The YLS will host an evening of arts and crafts, pizza, and fun for
the women and children of a Wrigleyville home for victims of domestic
violence. Volunteers are needed to assist in all facets of having a good
time, including helping the children make Mother’s Day gifts! Men
are especially welcome to attend. Contact Stephanie
Lieberman to volunteer.
The Whistleblower Screening
Saturday, May 10/3:00-6:00 p.m.
Join Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation’s Young Activist
Council (YAC) is hosting an afternoon showing of The
Whistleblower followed by a Q&A with author, Kathryn
Bolkovac and moderated by CAASE Executive Director, Kaethe Morris
Hoffer. For more information please click here.
Walk a Mile in
Monday, May 12, 2014/5:00-6:30 p.m.
The YLS invites all members to join in an organized 1-mile walk from
the CBA through the Loop in support of Walk a Mile in Her
Shoes®. See details and registration.
Self Defense Class
Tuesday, May 13, 2014/6:30-8:00 p.m.
Join us as facilitator from IMPACT Chicago will give a 90 minute
overview of self-defense techniques including self confidence,
awareness, voice, and physical tools. In addition, participants will
have an opportunity to engage in self-defense practice in using their
voices, using physical techniques, and striking a hand-held target.
Open to both men and women. See details and registration.
Donate to "Free the
The YLS will be collecting gently-used bras for the
organization "Free the Girls." Free the Girls works alongside
safe houses around the world that rescue women from sex trafficking and
provide rehabilitation services. Your donation helps survivors of human
trafficking make a living selling used clothing while they recover and
build their new life.
Free the Girls accepts gently used bras of all sizes and styles,
including sports bras, nursing bras, and camisoles. Donations may
be dropped off in the CBA lobby (321 S Plymouth Ct.) through May 16,
for Mothers in Need
The YLS will be collecting travel-sized toiletries and
gently-used items to provide to mothers in need at a local domestic
violence shelter. General hygiene items such as shampoo, hair gel,
razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap are being collected. Gently
used curling irons and hair dryers are also needed. Donations may be
dropped off in the CBA lobby (321 S Plymouth Ct.) through May 2,