INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS
Come join us for a community symposium, film screening and vigil
Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) Chicago
Friday, December 17, 2010 at 6:30PM – 10:00PM
Jane Addams Hull House Museum
800 S. Halsted Street
Parking Across Street from UIC campus
Current & former sex workers, our allies, friends, families, and communities.
This event is free and open to the public.
Join SWOP-Chicago in observing the 7th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
On Friday, December 17th, sex workers and their allies will gather at vigils around the world to commemorate the annual Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, honoring sex workers who have died at the hands of violent crimes, and declaring an end to all violence against all sex workers.
The Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was inaugurated in 2003 after the conviction of Gary Ridgway (the “Green River Killer”), a serial killer responsible for the murder of at least 48 prostitutes in Washington State. One statement in his confession determined the need for a very public memorial that raises issues of violence against sex workers: “I picked prostitutes because I thought I could kill as many of them as I wanted without getting caught."
EVENTS THIS YEAR INCLUDE
“Sex Workers and Our Allies Speak Out: The Truth about the Negative Effects of Anti-Prostitution Laws”
Greg Scott and Rachel Lovell
DePaul University Social Science Research Center
Manager, Broadway Youth Center
Sex Worker, Filmmaker, Photographer
Activist, academic, and commentator and a member of Gender JUST (Justice United for Societal Change)
Executive Director, Sisters and Brothers Helping Each Other
Founder T-Storm Coalition and Tongue in Chic Gallery
Rachel “Rabbit” White
Sex Journalist and blogger
Serpent, Director of SWOP-Chicago
Sex Worker Made Film Screenings
Candlelight vigil to honor sex workers who have died at the hands of violence
Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
For more information contact the Sex Workers Outreach Project Chicago