Sex Workers, Clients and the Law – You are cordially invited to a FIRST Public Forum, November 23, 2009

VANCOUVER — Moderated by Madam Scarlett Lake, this public forum sponsored by FIRST will provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the men who buy sex, the experiences of sex workers with their clients, and why neither sex workers nor their clients should be criminalized.

Date: Monday, November 23, 2009


Time: Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Forum: 7 – 9 pm


 Location: Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia, Alma Van Dusen & Peter Kay rooms Admission by donation

Video (10 mins): 
”A Swedish sex worker on the criminalization of clients” (Pye Jacobssen)

Speakers: 


§ Chris Atchison, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University. Topic: “John’s Voice”

§ Trina Ricketts, BC Coalition of Experiential Communities; Naked Truth (nakedtruth.ca). Topic: “Trade Secrets” – Results of interviews with clients and sex workers

§ Jody Salerno, BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses. Topic: “The clients who paid me”

 § Katrina Pacey, Pivot Legal Society. Topic: “Why Decriminalize Prostitution?” 

 FIRST is a national coalition of feminists that advocates for the complete decriminalization of sex work, for both sex workers and clients.

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