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 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.
December 17th, 12pm-1:30pm
Please come join Iskweu Project for a gathering at Cabot Square for December 17th, the International day to end violence against sex workers.
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.
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
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
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.
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’
December 17th, 7-9pm PACE Society 148 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
Link to our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/309069266241785/
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!
*Wear Red (if you have it and want to!)
This event is supported by Peers Victoria, the anti-violence project and Third Space.
*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
*2-single stall gender neutral washrooms
*Children are welcome at this event. Childminding available at City Hall.
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. 17: sexworkwinnipeg.com
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