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Organizing against the Criminalization of Survival
Date Sunday November 13
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
#OccupySF
Discussion & Speak out at Justin Herman Plaza
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRachel
Organizing against the Criminalization of Survival
Discussion & Speak out at Justin Herman Plaza
Sunday, November 13, noon-1pm

Rachel West, In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project and US PROStitutes Collective on sex workers, like occupiers, organizing against police raids and arrests of street, on-line and massage parlor workers; Proposition K, the voter initiative for decriminalization, safety and resources.

Kiki Axelsson, London occupier and Women against Rape, London on working with women seeking asylum from rape, trafficking & other torture & women who are imprisoned or held in detention centers. Originally from Sweden, she is critical of Swedish repressive laws & policies on immigration, prostitution & welfare reform. Her Guardian article on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was quoted extensively including by Michael Moore.

Nell Myhand, Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike on the situation of young women, particularly mothers and women of color, forced into prostitution by lack of housing, welfare and other resources and criminalized.

Lori Nairne, Legal Action for Women on a community-led effort to get justice in the trial of Jack Bokin who brutally attacked and raped sex workers and other women; what we can do in the upcoming case of accused serial murderer Joseph Naso.

Paul Boden, Western Regional Advocacy Project on organizing against the criminalization of poverty, homelessness and the Sit/Lie law which makes it a crime to sit or lie on SF sidewalks.

Nedra Ruiz, criminal attorney on representing prisoners and disarming the BART police.
Sex Workers are part of the 99%
For more info: uspros [at] allwomencount.net 415-626-4114
http://www.prostitutescollective.net

Called by the In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project and US PROStitutes Collective. Co-sponsored by Legal Action for Women; Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike; LGBTQ in the Global Women’s Strike.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 8th, 2011 10:51 AM

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