Canada- Events & Memorials – 2017

 
Montreal, Quebec-Canada- International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers




International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Témoigner pour Agir and  Stella l’amie de Maimie present:

After C-36:  Still Battling to End Violence Against  Sex Workers

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION & PERFORMANCE

Maison de la Culture Frontenac  Salle de spectacle

This public conference serves as a rare moment to move beyond divisive debates about sex work and to hear from those directly placed on the front lines of activism for sex worker’s human rights. A panel discussion with Jenn Clamen, Viviane Namaste, and Grace Van Ness will be followed by a performance by Sasha Van Bon Bon entitled Selected Monologues from Les Demimondes and Neon Nightz.

This panel is part of a series of public discussions for Témoigner pour Agir, a project that brings together experts from the arts, community, and university milieus.

Get to know the expo:

December 17th, 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

GUIDED TOUR

Guided tour of the exhibition, with time for discussion about the messages of the exhibited works.

Maison de la culture Frontenac, Studio 1  RSVP the tour at temoignerpoura

RSVP la visite à http://temoignerpouragir.com


Where will you be on December 17th, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers?? There are many ways to stand in solidarity with sex workers… Actions and events with sex worker and allied groups across Canada listed below.

CALGARY, AB : Blogs to mark Dec 17th. One will be a Q & A with our Calgary police “anti-exploitation” unit, and hopefully another from our advisory committee/clients. It will be published here: http://www.hivcl.org/blog/ and on our social media.

MONTREAL, QC

December 17th, 12pm-1:30pm

Cabot Square

Please come join Iskweu Project for a gathering at Cabot Square for December 17th, the International day to end violence against sex workers.
SVP, venez nous joindre au Square Cabot pour la journée internationale pour mettre fin à la violence contre les travailleuses et travailleur du sexe

https://www.facebook.com/events/385762801855185/

December 17th, 3-4:30pm

Maison de Culture Frontenac

On December 17th, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the Témoigner pour Agir exhibition and Stella, l’amie de Maime present “After C-36: Still Battling to End Violence Against Sex Workers”.

This public event is a rare moment to move beyond divisive debates about sex work and to hear from those directly placed on the front lines of activism for sex workers’ human rights. It will take the form of a panel discussion with Jenn Clamen, Viviane Namaste, and Grace Van Ness followed by a performance by Sasha Van BonBon entitled Selected Monologues from ‘‘Les Demimondes’’ and ‘‘Neon Nightz’’.

This lecture will be given in English with translation in French and in LSQ.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1725154920868439/

 

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OTTAWA, ON

December 17th, 1-2pm

Canadian Tribute to Human Rights, Elgin Street

Please join us to remember sex workers we’ve lost to violence and renew our commitment to ending violence against sex workers. Guest speakers TBD

https://www.facebook.com/events/135908963786799/ 

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SAULT STE MARIE, ON

We will meet at the Court House at 2:30pm on Sunday December 17th, 2017. We will have a small community discussion in regards to ending the violence against Sex Workers, full decriminalization of Sex Work, and Sex Workers Rights. Bring open minds and warm hearts. After the gathering, we can walk down to the Gore Street Cafe for some warm coffee ️ & treats. 

Please bring signs, red umbrellas, and your voice ️ (but not a must).

December 17th, 2:30pm-4pm

426 Queen St E, Sault Ste Marie

https://www.facebook.com/events/1840894716170310/ 

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SUDBURY, ON

December 17th, 7-9pm

Ernie Checkeris Theatre

Project ArmHer is a collaborative multi-media performance produced in partnership with women who have lived experience in sex work. This is Project ArmHer’s first locally public performance. We chose December 17th as our event date in respect and recognition of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. 

International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers is a global day dedicated in recognition of the need for sex workers’ human rights and to acknowledge that decriminalization is the only way to address and end the violent targeting of sex workers and commercial sexual exploitation of women and youth.

Groups around the world are participating in this event in ways that represent their own unique communities, but the overall message is zero tolerance for violence perpetuated against sex workers. Sex workers and allies are joining on December 17th to organize against discrimination and to remember all of the sex workers who have been murdered, assaulted, or stolen. These people are community members and will not be forgotten.

https://www.facebook.com/events/153557158708646/

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VANCOUVER, BC

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: Sex Worker Wisdom Chapbook Launch

Join us for an intimate night of storytelling inspired by Sex Workers’
Wisdom: Writing Workshops with writer Amber Dawn. Wine and appetizers to be
served.

December 17th, 7-9pm PACE Society 148 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

Link to our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/309069266241785/

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VICTORIA, BC

December 17, 2-5pm

Bastion Square and City Hall

Red Umbrella Day (December 17th) is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Please join us! 

Schedule: 
2PM, meet at Bastion Square to gather and march to City Hall 
2:45PM, we will arrive at City Hall for performances, speakers, open mic. and a free meal. 
4:30PM, Closing 

*Wear Red (if you have it and want to!) 
*Support Resources and Safer Sex Supplies Available 

This event is supported by Peers Victoria, the anti-violence project and Third Space. 

Accessibility Info: 
(Basic accessibility info below, we are gathering a more thorough accessibility assessment of the space at City Hall, and will post a link to that information ASAP). 

*Our event will be in the antechamber room of City Hall. 

*ASL interpretation: An interpreter from IDHHC will be present from 2:30-4:30PM at City Hall, for the performance and speaker section of the event. 

*Winding Staircase the the 2nd floor 

*Elevator access 

*2-single stall gender neutral washrooms 

*Children are welcome at this event. Childminding available at City Hall. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/644383335731923/

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WINNIPEG, AB

This year, the Sex Workers of Winnipeg Action Coalition is coordinating a chain of warmth, love and solidarity between the different groups who are, include, serve and/or care for sex workers, sex trade workers, experiential and sexually exploited people in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 territory. We are celebrating our shared commitment to end violence against everyone involved in the sex trade by exchanging cards, notes and art that honours and respects everyone’s experience and stories. 

Photos of the art will be posted on our website on Dec. 17sexworkwinnipeg.com

 

 

CANADA”S MEMORIAL LIST

 

Josie Glenn  26 years old, southeast London Oct. 27, 2017

Nicole Bell   31-year-old last seen in September in Sicamous, B.C.,

Sharon Baron indigenous, 27-year- old, Montreal,  Sept 2st 2017

Siasi Tullaugak indigenous, 27-year-old, Montreal,  Sept 2st 2017

Sisi Thibert  Trans-women, 26 years old St. Charles, Sept 18th, 2017

Shyla Stylez, 35 years old, B.C. Nov 9, 2017

Tammy Le  25-year-old, Hamilton, Jan 26th, 2016

Traci Genereaux 18 years old, North Okanagan- Shuswap region, October 19th, 2017

Valerie Maurice  29 years old, Edmonton, August 31st, 2017

Victoria Head  36 years old, St. John’s, NL, Canada, November  11th, 2017

Unidentified women between 25 and 35 years of age, found dead in Kelowna BC, Oct 12th, 2017

Chelsea Gauthier, 22 years-old,  Abbotsford, BC: August 30th, 2017

Alloura Wells, 21-year-old trans women, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has not been seen July 2017

Tess Richey, 23-year-old, found dead in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Dec 2st, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Canada- Events & Memorials – 2017

  1. Jenn says:

    To commemorate

    INTERNATIONAL DAY
    TO END
    VIOLENCE
    AGAINST
    SEX WORKERS

    Témoigner pour Agir and
    Stella l’amie de Maimie present:

    After C-36:
    Still Battling to End
    Violence Against
    Sex Workers

    Sunday, December 17th, 2017
    3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
    PANEL DISCUSSION & PERFORMANCE
    Maison de la Culture Frontenac
    Salle de spectacle
    This public conference serves as a rare moment to move beyond divisive debates about sex work and to hear from those directly placed on the front lines of activism for sex worker’s human rights. A panel discussion with Jenn Clamen, Viviane Namaste, and Grace Van Ness will be followed by a performance by Sasha Van Bon Bon entitled Selected Monologues from Les Demimondes and Neon Nightz.
    This panel is part of a series of public discussions for Témoigner pour Agir, a project that brings together experts from the arts, community and university milieus.
    Get to know the expo:
    December 17th, 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
    GUIDED TOUR
    Guided tour of the exhibition, with time for discussion
    about the messages of the exhibited works.
    Maison de la culture Frontenac, Studio 1
    RSVP the tour at temoignerpouragir.com

    JOURNÉE INTERNATIONALE POUR METTRE FIN À LA VIOLENCE ENVERS LES TRAVAILLEUSES.EURS DU SEXE

    Témoigner pour Agir et
    Stella, l’amie de Maimie présenteront :

    Après C-36 : toujours en lutte contre la violence envers les personnes qui exercent le travail du sexe

    dimanche 17 décembre 2017
    15h00 à 16h30
    TABLE-RONDE ET PERFORMANCE
    Maison de la Culture Frontenac
    Salle de spectacle
    Cette conférence publique sert de moment rare pour aller au-delà des debat de discorde sur le travail du sexe et pour entendre ceux qui sont directement sur la ligne de front du militantisme pour les droits humains des travailleuses et travailleurs du sexe. Une table-ronde avec Jenn Clamen, Viviane Namaste, and Grace Van Ness sera suivie par une performance de Sasha Van BonBon intitulée Monologues choisis de ‘Les Demimondes’ et ‘Neon Nightz’.
    Ce panel fait partie d’une série de discussions publiques pour Témoigner pour Agir, un projet qui réunira des expertes des milieux artistiques, communautaires et universitaires.

    Découvrez l’exposition :
    17 décembre, 14h00 à 14h45
    VISITE GUIDÉE
    Visite commentée de l’exposition permettant des échanges autour des messages proposés par les œuvres exposées.
    Maison de la Culture Frontenac, Studio 1
    RSVP la visite à temoignerpouragir.com

  2. Anastasia says:

    Anything planned in Toronto on the 17th. I know they did a memorial today for Tess and Allura at the Sanctuary Church. The Babcock Trial has gone to the jury today as well.

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