Center for Public & Global Affairs
Rachel Duchslag, Executive Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
Shelby French, Executive Director, The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)
Gregory Wing Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
11:30am - April 11th, 2013 - Thursday
About Rachel Durchslag
Rachel Durchslag has been working in the social justice community since 2000. After receiving her BS from Skidmore College in 2000 with a double major in women’s studies and social work, Rachel moved to Chicago where she worked for Personal Political Action Committee, the Day Care Action Council of Illinois, and the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women. In 2005, Rachel earned her master’s degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. In June of 2006, Rachel founded the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, an organization that works to eliminate sexual exploitation through litigation and advocacy, organizing and policy reform, and prevention and resource development. Besides serving as the Executive Director of CAASE, Rachel is a Trustee on the Board of the Nathan Cummings Foundation and a board member of the Dreamcatcher Foundation.
About Shelby French
Shelby has 20 years of experience in the fields of NGO management and development, social service provision, economic and community development, and the identification and treatment of trauma in vulnerable populations. Currently she is the Executive Director for The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) and before that served on the IOFA board for three years. For over four years, she worked for The Rotary Foundation first as the Program Officer for Humanitarian Grants, and then as their Economic and Community Development Specialist. Shelby also worked for seven years with CARE in the area of resource development, as the manager for CARE's first overseas volunteer program and as an emergency response team member in East Timor and Eritrea. Additionally, Shelby has served as the social services manager for the anti-trafficking program at Heartland Alliance and as a therapist for multi-cultural populations, working with victims and offenders of sexual abuse and violence at the Center for Contextual Change. She has an MA in social work from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and a Master of Science in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Shelby has traveled and worked in over 30 countries. She currently co-teaches a class on the issues of child trafficking for the School of Social Work at Loyola University.
About Gregory Wing
Venue: Niagara Foundation Office
205 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2540
Reception: 11:30am (includes a light lunch)
*Limited seating is available for this program. We encourage you to register now.