Participants will pass out fliers, wearing tape over their mouths to to point out the fact that when violence against sex workers is discussed by “experts” from a prostitution abolitionist perspective, sex worker voices and perspectives are not included.
If you want, wear red or bring red umbrella
The main goal of this protest is to ask that sex workers are included in the processes that affect us.
A seat at the table for sex worker rights advocates
Adult consensual sex workers should have a seat at the table when anti-trafficking efforts are proposed and implemented. Right now, they are being shut out. Anti-trafficking efforts impact the lives and safety of adult consensual sex workers. Because they are impacted, they should be part of the leadership in the efforts to end the trafficking of children and of non-consenting adults.
Here is the information for the exclusive abolitionist celebration that we are protesting:
2014 Modern Day Abolitionist Award Ceremony & Panel Presentation on Discouraging Demand
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco