Sex Workers, Criminalization and Human Rights

Join sex worker organizer Pussy Willow and writer Kari Lydersen as they discuss issues that affect the lives and livelihood of sex workers - in particular the current controversy surrounding trafficking victim legislation - and the moralistic and dangerous crusade against prostitution.

June 26, Thursday, 7 PM

Sex Workers, Criminalization and Human Rights

Organized by Open University of the Left

Lincoln Park Public Library

1150 W. Fullerton Ave, Chicago


As the pressure to criminalize sex work increases, acts of violence against sex workers are on the rise. Without the protection or recourse from violent acts committed against them, society tolerates violence against sex workers because of the stigma and myths that surround prostitution. Sex workers and their allies seek to stop the violence and correct these falsehoods, change the context for current legislation, and to legitimize sex work.