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Happy Endings? Stop the war on the massage parlors workers!
Date Wednesday March 11
Time 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
San Francisco Public Main Library Wheelchair Accessible
100 Larkin Street (at Grove) (415) 557-4400
Latino/Hispanic Community Room B
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMaxine Doogan
Emailinfo [at] espu-ca.org
Phone415-424-9428
Address100 Larkin Street (at Grove) San Francisco
Stop the war on the massage parlors workers!

San Francisco Premiere Film Screening of
“H a p p y E n d i n g s?”

When: Wednesday, March 11, from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

San Francisco Public Main Library Wheelchair Accessible
100 Larkin Street (at Grove) (415) 557-4400
Latino/Hispanic Community Room B

This 80-minute movie will be followed by panel discussion on the issues raised in the film.

Hosted by Erotic Service Providers Union With Special Speaker Dr. Jeff Klausner, STD Preention and Control Section *

Rhode Island. The only state where indoor prostitution is legal for over 25 years since five prostitutes sued the state of Rhode Island for selective prosecution, and prostitution laws were removed from the books. Then documentaries Tara Hurley and Nick Marcoux turned their cameras on the under belly of "The Renaissance City" Providence, RI.

Why: to educate ourselves about the on going struggle massage parlor workers face and how this oppression isn’t unique to San Francisco; that unionization is the means to stop the systematic attack on informal workers rights!

Watch the drama unfold in Asian massage parlors as Mayor David Cicilline of the City of Providence pushes to close the prostitution "loophole". Follow "Heather", a Korean immigrant, over two years as she manages a massage parlor while trying to become an American citizen.

Learn about the women who work in the spas. Hear from the police who arrest them. Watch the fight for and against prostitution legislation.

The film includes English subtitled interviews with Korean women who work in the spas, clients who frequent the spas, Police, Politicians, ACLU, news footage, local radio call in shows, "voiced" reviews from internet escort review boards, local citizens, and ‘human trafficking experts’.

http://www.happyendingsdoc.com/

*For identification purposes only, does not imply policy or endorsement of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
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