Friday, June 5, 2015

#SupportYourLocal Sex Worker...Upcoming Events

Save these dates! Join the action! Make friends! Be a part of the solution! Kick ass!

JUNE 7, 2015 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA


SLUTWALK 2015

Sunday, June 7th at 2:00pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street, Vancouver

The first SlutWalk rally in Toronto in 2011 lit the spark for grassroots action in over 200 countries worldwide, where organizers have rallied communities for marches against victim-blaming. Some of these marches have been called SlutWalks, others have taken locally-driven names; all have been a part of international, collective action against victim-blaming in support of survivors of sexual violence.

From Wikipedia:

Participants protest against explaining or excusing rape by referring to any aspect of a woman's appearance, and call for an end to rape culture. The rallies began after Constable Michael Sanguinetti, a Toronto Police officer, suggested that "women should avoid dressing like sluts" as a precaution against sexual assault. 
The protest takes the form of a march, mainly by young women, where some dress as "sluts" in revealing attire. In the various Slutwalks around the world, it is usual to find speaker meetings and workshops, live music, sign-making sessions, leafleting, open microphones, chanting, dances, martial arts, and receptions or after-parties with refreshments.
Note: This event will have already passed by the time this post is sent to subscribers. My apologies. - Annie

JUNE 13, 2015 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA


RED UMBRELLA MARCH FOR SEX WORK SOLIDARITY
SEX WORKERS, ALLIES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS STAND TOGETHER


On June 13, sex workers together with their allies, families and friends are coming out for our 3rd Annual Red Umbrella March for Sex Work Solidarity.

Again this year, the event will show public support for sex workers in their courageous fight against the Harper government's new unjust prostitution laws. In December, 2013, The Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada's prostitution laws (bawdy house, living on the avails and communicating in public).


November 2014, the Harper Conservatives enacted Bill C-36, replacing the struck-down laws with broader laws which make "Obtaining Sexual Services for Consideration," "Material Benefit from Sexual Services" and "Advertisement of Sexual Services" crimes.

To even discuss obtaining sexual services with anyone in any place - including on the telephone or Internet - is now a crime, leaving our clients vulnerable to police entrapment stings. Anyone who receives any material benefit - derived directly or indirectly - is also guilty of a crime. It is now a crime to live with or regularly be in the company of a sex worker. As well, any material - visual representation or written - that advertises sexual services is outlawed.

These new laws violate our Charter of Rights and Freedoms - including our right to associate with others - and will force sex workers into an environment of crime where our rights are not protected.

Beginning at 2:30, the rally will feature speakers at the Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson Street plaza) and will be followed by a march starting at 3 p.m. Speakers will be available before the rally to answer questions from the media. The march will travel through Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to CRAB Park.

Participants are encouraged bring a red umbrella: the symbol of the global sex workers' rights movement. All are invited to dress up, wear a sexy costume, or wear red. The Red Umbrella March is part of a national day of action, with similar events taking place in cities across Canada, including in Montreal, Qu├ębec City, Saint John's, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg.

The Red Umbrella March for Sex Work Solidarity is co-organized by the following groups: Triple-X Workers' Solidarity Association of B.C., Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence, Pivot Legal Society, PACE Society, B.C. Coalition of Experiential Communities, FIRST: Feminists Advocating for the Decriminalization of Sex Work.

Visit triple-x.org or our Facebook event page for more details.

JUNE 13, 2015 - TORONTO, ON, CANADA


CELEBRATION OF SEX WORKER SOLIDARITY

Join us for the National Day of Action for Sex Workers' Rights!

Here in Toronto we will be celebrating this amazing show of solidarity and support for people who trade and sell sexual services

DECRIMINALIZE SEX WORK NOW!
DOWN WITH PCEPA!
SEX WORK IS REAL WORK!
RIGHTS NOT RESCUE!

Saturday, June 13th
2-5pm
Allan Gardens
(Alternate indoor location in case of inclement weather: Sherbourne Health Centre, just east of the park)

There will be a picnic with food, speakers, & performances.

Hosted by Kyisha Williams and Chanelle Gallant!

Confirmed speakers and performances:
* Elene Lam - Butterfly and the Migrant Sex Workers Project
* Akio Maroon - Maggie's
* Monica Sehovic Bowen Forrester - STRUT, Maggie's and the Indigenous Sex Workers Action Project
* TBA - Bad Date Coalition
* TBA - Regent Park Community Health Centre

* Tiny B Hiney - Performer!
* Mz Kitty DeMure - Performer!

Pet and child friendly!
Childcare minders & activities for kids!

Allan Gardens is accessible for wheelchairs, and there is a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

For more information, contact:
maggiesinformation@gmail.com
www.maggiestoronto.ca
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Co-organized by: Maggie’s - Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, Regent Park Community Health Centre, STRUT, Butterfly, TransPride Toronto and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.

Endorsed by: Terri-Jean Bedford, Sistering, No More Silence, Sex Professionals of Canada, HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario, OAITH (Ontario Association of Interim and Transitional Housing), Sherbourne Health Centre, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Sistering, Sherbourne Health Centre, Immigration Legal Committee of the Law Union of Ontario, and more!


JUNE 17, 2015 - NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A


JOIN THE SEX WORKERS PROJECT TO LEARN ABOUT DECRIMINALIZATION OF SEX WORK!

Sienna Baskin, Co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center and Fulbright US Scholar, will present on findings from her recent research in New Zealand. In 2003, New Zealand was the first nation in the world to decriminalize prostitution. Hosted by University of Otago and the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, Sienna reviewed the political, cultural and legislative history of this law and interviewed sex workers, government officials, researchers and NGO's on its effects on sex workers and communities. She will offer recommendations based on her findings to promote the human rights of sex workers and survivors of human trafficking in the United States.

Space is limited, register today for this free event!

Wednesday, June 17, 6:30pm.
Urban Justice Center
40 Rector St. 9th Floor
New York, NY

Sponsored by

Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
NY Anti-Trafficking Network
Legal Aid Society Exploitation Intervention Project
Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
New York Harm Reduction Educators
Human Rights Watch
Sex Workers Outreach Project - NYC
PROS Network (Providers and Resources Offering Services to Sex Workers
Prostitutes of New York (PONY)


JUNE 28, 2013 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA


SCOTIABANK VANCOUVER HALF-MARATHON AND 5K RUN / WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PACE SOCIETY

Dear friends,

On June 28th, we will be participating in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k Run / Walk to raise funds for PACE Society. PACE Society provides peer-driven services to Sex Workers under a harm reduction model, including one-to-one support, violence prevention education, drop-in services, outreach services, and public health education.

Please show your support by sponsoring our team or creating your own team. If you're interested in running or have more questions, please contact Laura Dilley at pace-admin@telus.net.

If running is not your thing, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation. PACE is always looking for gently used clothing for our clothing room, which provides free clothing to our members. Toiletries, such as shampoo, lotions, makeup, and other accessories, are also always needed.

In solidarity,
PACE Society


AUGUST 30, 2015 - SURREY, BC, CANADA


BOOBAPALOOZA STRIPATHON SHOW AND SHINE CANCER FUNDRAISER

The Naked Truth presents…


A Dancers for Cancer Fundraiser 
Sunday, August 30
12 - 9 PM
R's Bar, The Turf Hotel
12411 King George Blvd.


Featuring: Car and Bike Show & Shine, Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment, Sexy Dancers, Door Prizes, Photo Booth, Silent Auction, and more!

100% Proceeds to (charity TBA soon!) 

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