April 2: Sex Workers Rights

Posted: February 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

THUR APRIL 2
6:30-9PM

Location: London Public Library – 251 Dundas St (Stevenson Room)
Sponsored by: Safe Space and Prisoners’ Justice Film Festival

The festival takes place on the lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Huron-Wendat, and Attawandaron Peoples. All events are free (donations welcome), wheelchair accessible, and scent-reduced—please do not use or wear scented products, including essential oils.

This event will highlight the wide ranging effects of criminalization on sex workers across Canada. The evening will start with a presentation on the newest legislation, Bill C-36, proposed by the government to regulate and police the lives of sex workers both indoors and out. While many of the supporters of Bill C-36 may argue that it will increase safety for sex workers, in fact the opposite is true. A film will be shown and followed by a panel and Q&A period.

This event is sponsored by SafeSpace London, a local support network and drop-in resource centre for sex workers. SafeSpace recognizes the legitimacy of sex work as real work and strives to raise awareness around the struggles of working safely and with dignity in this community. SafeSpace is always looking for help and donations, for more information, please contact safespacelondon@gmail.com.

 

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