December 17th – International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
December 17th, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was created to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers all over the globe. Originally thought of by Dr. Annie Sprinkle and started by the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle Washington, December 17th has empowered workers from over cities around the world to come together and organize against discrimination and remember victims of violence. During the week of December 17th, sex worker rights organizations will be staging actions and vigils to raise awareness about violence that is commonly committed against sex workers. The assault, battery, rape and murder of sex workers must end. Please join with sex workers around the world and stand against criminalization and violence committed against prostitutes.
We will be meeting in Cal-Anderson Park at 7pm for a candle lit procession, leading to a cozy indoor venue for conversation, poetry readings, story telling… and anything else which comes to mind to commemorate this important date. Bring your red umbrella!
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