by Clarisse Thorn
Reposted with Permission
Tomorrow is the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers. For some 2011 event locations, click here.
Sex Worker Activists, Allies and You has a bunch of great links and 101 materials about sex workers’ rights.
Here in Chicago, the Sex Workers Outreach Project is holding a Die-In tonight and another event tomorrow at the best feminist site ever, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum:
“STOP SHAMING US TO DEATH”
Die-in Action for the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
Hosted by: Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) Chicago
When: Friday, December 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Where: 18th and State Street, in front of the Chicago Police Department in the South Loop
Who: Current & former sex workers, allies, friends, families, and communities.
Join SWOP-Chicago in a die-in action to protest violence committed against sex workers
Chicago — On December 16th, sex workers and their allies in the Chicago area will gather at the Chicago Police Department for a “die-in” action. Participants will fall to the ground “dead” holding signs bearing our messages. Through this action, we hope to raise awareness of the violence committed against sex workers and other marginalized groups. Law enforcement, those whose job it is to “serve and protect,” often either ignores violence committed against these groups, or is a direct perpetrator. IT IS TIME FOR THIS VIOLENCE TO STOP.
This event is part of the annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. On the following day, Saturday, 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 sex workers.
PLEASE JOIN US AT THIS IMPORTANT EVENT! And don’t forget to dress appropriately for the weather conditions!
Feel free to link to your own posts about sex work, the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, and relevant events in the comments.