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Rape, Prostitution, Trafficking - The Issue is Consent

Date:
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Rachel West
Email:
Phone:
415-626-4114
Address:
P.O. Box 14512, San Francisco, CA 94114
Location Details:
SF Public Library, Latino Hispanic Room B, 100 Larkin Street in San Francisco

Keynote speaker Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, co-author of "Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia & the United States", of Faith Voices for the Common Good.

While prominent feminists and religious fundamentalists equate prostitution with rape and claim that most sex workers have been trafficked, rapists continue to get away with it – 94% of rapists don’t see a day in jail and only 50% of reported rapes end in arrest*. Trafficking law is primarily used to target immigrant sex workers for arrest and deportation. But a growing international movement for women’s safety, including some feminists who have broken with the moral crusade against prostitution, is supporting sex workers’ demand for decriminalization. *Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

A pre-US Social Forum community event

Sponsored by In Defense of Prostitute Women's Safety - a project of US PROStitutes Collective and Legal Action for Women.
http://www.internationalprostitutescollective.net

This is not a library sponsored event
Added to the calendar on Wed, May 19, 2010 7:40AM
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