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On behalf of our event Co-Chairs Dr. Crystal Clark and Kate Migon, we invite you to join us for Resilience's Evening of Impact on Wednesday, October 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Galleria Marchetti. Guests will have the choice to attend either in person or virtually. Proceeds of Evening of Impact go towards providing our services, which are 100% free for survivors and their loved ones. 

This year's theme, A Journey of Resilience, honors the resilience that we constantly witness survivors embody, and also the collective journey of resilience that we've all embarked on during the challenges of the past year and a half. After a period of so much isolation, and many additional barriers to receiving help, it has been an extraordinary journey for survivors. We hope Evening of Impact can be a time of healing for those impacted by sexual violence and time for our community to be together, reflect, celebrate and connect through our shared support.   

We hope you'll join us for our biggest and most celebrated gathering of the year. We're looking forward to being together with our allies, partners, friends and supporters once again. Guests will have the choice to either gather with us safely in person, or tune in virtually from home.  A link will be provided before the program.

Many thanks to our Evening of Impact Event Committee:  Dr. Crystal Clark (Co-Chair), Kate Migon (Co-Chair), Jennifer Glawe, Sarah King, Alexandra Musgrove, and Katherine Stabler.  

We also thank our Evening of Impact Silent Auction Committee:  Jennifer Zale (Chair), Kristin Burns, Andrea King, Megan Lawlor, Alexandra Musgrove, Molly Nugent, and Olivia Weyers.

Safety:  We kindly ask that all attendees of Evening of Impact be fully vaccinated.  Masks will be required per CDC and the City of Chicago guidelines. 

Sponsorship:  Interested in sponsoring Evening of Impact?  Click here for a full list of sponsor benefits.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Candice Norcott


Dr. Candice Norcott 

Candice Norcott, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, national consultant, and public speaker.  Dr Norcott is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Connecticut and completed her pre and post-doctoral work in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University.

Dr. Norcott works as an Assistant Professor and co-Director of the OBGYN Mental Health Program at the University of Chicago.  In this role, her work encompasses providing trauma, gender, and culturally-responsive psychiatric services to patients referred by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She is also the Director of GME Well-Being for the University of Chicago where she brings her trauma-informed approach to resident physician well-being.

Dr. Norcott speaks internationally on issues related to trauma, gender and race.  She was featured on the Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly" and is a recurring guest on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk as an expert discussing the impact of sexual abuse on girls and young women, and the intersection of race.  Throughout her career, Dr. Norcott has been committed to trauma-informed and gender-responsive services for girls and women, minority advancement in psychology, and cultural responsiveness in the health field.

Visionary Award Recipient, Jean Cozier

Jean Cozier

Jean Cozier is an incredibly active, generous, and passionate supporter of Resilience and has dedicated her life to the fight against sexual violence. Through various channels, projects, and organizations, she shows up ready to help. Throughout her life, Jean has connected survivors to needed resources in countless ways.

Jean is a writer, musician, and sexual abuse survivor who worked for over thirty years as a writer/producer in Chicago's corporate communications community. After closing her business in 1998 she established the Judith Dawn Memorial Fund for the Arts and then founded Awakenings, a Chicago nonprofit whose mission is to make visible the creative expression of survivors of sexual violence. She is also the author of the books "Dear Judith: A Portrait of Survival" and "Heavy Metal: A Song of Healing," and the creator of a one-woman musical show "Turning the Pages" about her personal healing through writing and music.

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