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Films Shed Light On Chicago’s Gritty Side

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Two recent documentaries showcase what “the life” looks like in Chicago and helps change perceptions of gangs and prostitution right here in Chicago. Read about what “The Interrupters” and “Prostitution: Leaving the Life” are all about and where you can find these films playing . http://tinyurl.com/42va26c

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From the Directors – September 2011

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August for many American friends and families means road trips in the car to fun getaways, enjoying time with loved ones. I recently was on one of these road trips, heading back to Chicago from a weekend with friends. We stopped to get gas at a nice clean gas station, and as I sat in

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Courtney Newton asks “What can I do?”

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The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. For me, Independence Day means baseball, summer, food and fireworks. All my favorite things. And it doesn’t matter how many times I hear it, I always get a little choked up when I hear Lee Greenwood’s, “God Bless the U.S.A”. This year, as

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Dear Pimp

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Dear Pimp, And, no, that is not a term of respect and endearment. It is disgust. You work your girls and boys, men and women, on the streets of Chicago. You’ve made a steadily-increasing income for years: most of your “stable” (a group of people under the control of a single pimp) makes their nightly

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2010

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“The 10th annual Trafficking in Persons Report outlines the continuing challenges across the globe, including in the United States. The Report, for the first time, includes a ranking of the United States based on the same standards to which we hold other countries. The United States takes its first-ever ranking not as a reprieve but

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What Can You Do Now?

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Download this PDF file to learn about what you can do and how you can get more involved. TF_Do_Now_and_Volunteer_Needs

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Secretary Clinton’s Thoughts on Human Trafficking

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Read it here: Partnering Against Trafficking” (Washington Post) “… To some, human trafficking may seem like a problem limited to other parts of the world. In fact, it occurs in every country, including the United States, and we have a responsibility to fight it just as others do. The destructive effects of trafficking have an

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