Dec 17th Vigil for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
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 currently navigating 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 alter will be created to honour victims of violence and anyone is welcome to contribute to it in a way that is meaningful to their own spirituality.
Right before the event there will be a closed group discussion open only to current and former sex workers to discuss our experiences and if we desire, to develop a message to be delivered at the vigil
December 17, 2013 | 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St
3:30-4:30 *Closed group* discussion (open only to current and former sex workers)
4:30-5:30pm Speakers and performances *Open to all*
Food and tokens will be provided | Free | wheelchair accessible | Still confirming whether ASL will be available
All sex workers and allies! Dec 11 Maggie's, PASAN, Trans-pride Toronto and Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) will be hosting a joint holiday party! Join us for good food (incl vegan options), great discussions & gift bags from Trans-Pride Toronto. 2-5 pm, 298a Gerrard Street East, 2nd floor, not wheelchair accessible, some tokens available. Want to stay in the loop about our programming? Up to date info is always on our Facebook page! Click here to like us.