Chicago Says No More in the Media

Information for Journalists

Why it’s good business for employers to provide workplace programs for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault
Chicago Says No More Workplace EAP Task Force provides model policy, training program for business leaders, human resource executives


Illinois salon professionals to receive education and awareness training about domestic violence and sexual assault

PSAs courtesy CBS 2 Chicago



Kristie Paskvan Honored at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center Luminary Award Dinner; May 3, 2018
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A Labor Of Love

A story of hope for domestic violence survivors from CBS2 Chicago, February 14, 2018.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel, October 30, 2017.


























‘Me Too’ Campaign Empowers Sexual Assault Survivors to Raise Voices

Kristie Paskvan and Polly Poskin were interviewed for this segment on ChicagoTonight, on October 17, 2017.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness Training for Salon Professionals


February 13, 2018; Loyola Phoenix

Illinois Hairstylists Train to Recognize Domestic Violence Signs


July 20, 2017; Sangamon Sun

Hairdressers up to task of identifying abuse, offering aid


June 22, 2017; New York; The Cut

What hairstylists know about DV


May 27, 2017; Helsingin Sanomat

Well, well, what about life? In Illinois, a hairdresser will no longer be authorized unless he or she is trained to identify domestic violence


May 3, 2017; WKMG, Orlando; CNN story

NY may require stylists to undergo domestic violence training


May 3, 2017; CNN

NY may require stylists to undergo DV training


March 28, 2017; Reuters-Thomson

Illinois hairstylists trained in art of helping abuse victims


March 28, 2017;

Chicago is fighting DV in this unique way


March 27, 2017; Reuters

Illinois hairstylists trained in art of helping abuse victims


March 27, 2017; New Tang Dynasty TV/Reuters

Illinois trains hairstylists to help abuse victims


March 26, 2017; Modern Salon

What you SHOULD and SHOULDN’T DO When You Encounter a Situation of Domestic Violence in Your Chair


February 9, 2017;

New Illinois Law Aims to Help Victims of Domestic and Sexual Assault


January 23, 2017; The Columbia Chronicle

Illinois gets it right helping domestic violence survivors


January 13, 2017;

More Than a Haircut: Barbershops Are Hubs for Social Change


January 11, 2017; (Glebe, Australia)

New American Rule Puts Hairdressers on the Front Line Against Domestic Violence


January 10, 2017; Austin Weekly News

New law makes haircare pros get domestic violence training


January 9, 2017; Daily Northwestern

Evanston hairdressers to receive required training on domestic, sexual assault


January 9, 2017, The 21st Show

Sexual Assault Awareness Training For Salon Professionals


January 5, 2017; Intermountain Jewish News

Only Her Hairdresser Knows


January 3, 2017; WGN Radio with Hannah Stanley

The Most Uplifting Law of 2017


January 3, 2017; 25News WEEK

New Illinois law requires hairstylists to watch for domestic violence


January 3, 2017; WBEZ 91.5 Here and Now

Illinois Law Requires Training For Stylists To Recognize Domestic Violence


January 3, 2017; WWSB (ABC 7)

Illinois law aims to curb domestic violence through salon hairdressers


January 2, 2017; Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Law Enlists Hairstylists To Prevent Domestic Abuse


January 2, 2017; Aiken Standard (South Carolina)

Illinois Law Enlists Hairstylists To Prevent Domestic Abuse


January 1, 2017; NPR

With New Law, Illinois Stylists Join The Fight Against Domestic Violence


January 1, 2017; The, In Briefs
Illinois hairdressers to look for signs of physical abuse


January 1,  2017

Illinois hairdressers look for signs of physical abuse


December 30, 2016;

Illinois hairdressers to look for signs of physical abuse


December 29, 2017; ABC 7 Chicago

New Laws 2017: Illinois laws that take effect January 1


December 28, 2016; CBS 2 Chicago, CBS 2 News at 5:00pm

New Law Will Require Stylists To Learn About The Signs Of Domestic Abuse


December 20, 2016; BBC News

How hairdressers can help fight domestic violence


December 19, 2016;

All Illinois Hairstylists Will Be Trained to Spot Domestic Abuse

December 19: Behind the

Under New Law, Salon Pros Must Take Domestic Violence Training

December 18, 2016; Law Street

New Illinois Law Will Help Salon Workers to Recognize Domestic Violence

 December 17, 2016;

A New Illinois Law Will Teach Hairstylists to Look for Signs of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

December 16, 2016, ChicagoTribune

New rule requires Illinois hairstylists to watch for domestic violence

 December 16: The New York Times

 A New Front Against Domestic Abuse : The Hairstylist’s Chair

December 15, 2016;;

New law requires Illinois hairstylists to be trained in domestic violence support

December 7, 2016; Chicago Tonight; New Law Addresses “Tough Position” Hairdressers Can Face

New Law Addresses ‘Tough Position’ Hairdressers Can Face

December 5, 2016; The Chicago Crusader (Gary)

Illinois Will Teach Hairdressers To Recognize Victims of Domestic Violence

December 1, 2016; The Huffington Post

Illinois Will Teach Hairdressers To Recognize Victims of Domestic Violence

 November 30, 2016; WRSP/WCCU-TV Fox Illinois (Springfield)

Beauty Professionals To Help Victims Of Domestic Violence

November 30, 2016 Effingham News

 New Illinois law mandates domestic violence support training for salon workers

November 27, 2016;

New law requires Illinois hairstylist to be trained in domestic violence support

November 27, 2016;

Illinois Hairdressers To Get Domestic Violence Training

November 21, 2016; Northwest Herald

New law requires salon workers in Illinois get domestic violence training

November 7, 2016;

Illinois Hairstylists Must Now Train to Detect Domestic Violence

Michigan Avenue Magazine’s AShore Thing 2017:  July 15, 2017






Kristie Paskvan receives Corporate Citizen of the Year Award from The Executives’ Club of Chicago: June 28, 2017

On the Table Hosted by CBS 2 Chicago and Chicago Says No More – May 16, 2017.



Chicago Says No More: A Call for Hope – Sponsored by Verizon; September 19, 2016

Cardinal-Designate Blase Cupich Delivers Homily on Domestic Violence- October 29, 2016-
(Courtesy of CatholicChicago)


Screenings of The Hunting Ground on August 23 and August 24, 2016


August 30, 2016- The Beverly Review
News Story: ‘Hunting Ground’ examines issue of sexual assault

August 25, 2016- Daily Southtown

News Story: Rape survivor preaches compassion, education and everyday activism

August 23, 2016- Daily Southtown

News Story: Parents of teenagers encouraged to attend film screening on campus sexual assault

August 23,2016- CBS 2 Chicago

News Story: Hunting Ground Movie Explores Sexual Assault, Reporting Processes on College Campuses

August 19, 2016- Beverly Patch

News Story:Alderman Hosts Screening of “The Hunting Ground” Examining Sex Assault on College Campuses

August 18, 2016- DNA Info

News Story- The Hunting Ground Screening Includes Q&A with Survivor Annie Clark



Preventing Sexual Assault in Higher Education Act Press Conference with Attorney General Lisa Madigan on August 23, 2016


August 23, 2016- CBS 2 Chicago
News Story: New Law Aims to Reduce Sexual Assaults on College Campuses


August 23, 2016- WGN-TV
News Story: New Law Requires Illinois Colleges and Universities to Take Action Against Campus Sex Assaults


August 23, 2016-WTTW-TV, Chicago Tonight
New Story: Law Aims to Reduce Campus Sexual Assault, Better Protect Victims


August 23, 2016-Daily Southtown
News Story: Illinois Colleges Face Stronger Regulations Regarding Sexual Assault

NBC 5 Chicago

CBS 2 Chicago

Salon Professionals Task Force


November 3, 2015 – WAND-TV, Decatur, IL

News Story: Training Salon Professionals to Help Domestic Violence Victims


November 2015 – 19th Ward Quarterly, Page 9

News Story: Hurley introduces bill to train salon workers in identifying signs of domestic violence.


October 27, 2015- Chicago Tribune

News Story- Law would order domestic violence training for stylists


October 27, 2015- Chicago Sun-Times

News Story- Aldermen urge domestic violence training for hairdressers


October 26, 2015- WBBM Newsradio 780

Radio Broadcast- Advocates Want Salon Workers To Get Training In Spotting Domestic Abuse (Scroll down for radio interview)


October 26, 2015- NBC 5 Chicago

News Story- Alvarez Pushes for Training for Salon Workers to Recognize Signs of Abuse


October 26, 2015- FOX 32 Chicago

News Story- Alvarez voices support of domestic violence training for hair stylists


October 26, 2015 – ABC-7 Chicago

News Story-  City Council hears plan to train salon workers to spot domestic abuse


October 26, 2015-

News Story- Should Hairdressers Offer Info on Domestic Violence? Council Seeks Hearings


October 25, 2015- CBS 2 Chicago

News Story- Advocates Want Salon Worker To Get Training In Spotting Domestic Abuse


WTTW – Chicago Tonight

AShore Thing July 23,2016

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Rape Victim Advocates “Soiree In The City” Event-  June 9, 2016

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Chicago Says No More wins the NO MORE Challenge – May 11, 2016



On The Table 2016 – May 10, 2016

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Chicago Says No More Launch Event – April 28, 2015

College Campus Task Force Meeting – November 20, 2015


Steering Committee Meeting- November 16, 2015

“The Hunting Ground” Screening at Mesirow Financial –  November 9, 2015

Workplace EAP Task Force Meeting- October 19, 2015

Steering Committee Meeting – September 22, 2015

Training Program for Salon Professionals Task Force Meeting- September 18, 2015

Workplace EAP Task Force Meeting – September 15, 2015

TEST400K/End Rape On Campus Meeting – September 10, 2015

AShore Thing Event – July 11, 2015

Verizon Wireless Check Presentation – August 27, 2015




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