Toronto sex workers and allies, please join us for a vigil December 17th on the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Let us gather as a community to honour the memories of those who have lost their lives as a result of the stigmatization of sex work and appreciate those pushed to the margins of the sex trade—migrants, street based, trans women, black, Indigenous and people of colour. We will continue to demand an end to the stigmatization and criminalization that condones violence towards sex workers.
Confirmed speakers include Audrey Huntley from No More Silence and Elene Lam, Former Director Zi Teng, Hong Kong/Chinese sex worker rights org.
An altar will be created to honour victims of violence. Anyone is welcome to contribute to in a way that is meaningful to their own spirituality.
Right before the event, from 3:30-4:30, there will be a closed group discussion open only to current and former sex workers. We will discuss our experiences and if we desire, develop a message to be delivered at the vigil
When: December 17, 2013
Where: 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St
Time: 4:30-5:30pm Speakers and performances
(closed group 3:30-4:30 open only to current and former sex workers)
Food and tokens will be provided
Free, wheelchair accessible, ASL booked
Sponsored by The Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Have you received this invite, but cannot attend? Please support sex workers by spreading the word. Invite your friends so that they might invite theirs. For extra warm thanks for printing a poster and posting where you think it will reach the community.
for more information: http://maggiestoronto.ca/