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Solidarity with Sex Workers - Shut Down the HEAT Conference
Date Wednesday June 13
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Oakland Marriott Convention Center
Broadway and 11th St, downtown Oakland
Event Type Protest
Emailoaklandoccupypatriarchy [at]

The H.EAT. conference is a conference of pigs and their nonprofit lackeys to increase the harassment, imprisonment, marginalization and criminalization of sex workers. Fronting as a conference against “child trafficking,” this conference brings pigs and nonprofits together to develop policing strategies that line their pockets while leaving sex workers exploited and disempowered. Pigs and nonprofits hide behind lies about “safety” and “protection” while they profit off the incarceration and “reformation” of sex workers. These pigs and nonprofits neurotically plug their ears to the fact they themselves are exactly the reason sex work can exist. Sex work, like all forms of work, can only exist within a society based on hierarchical economic systems like capitalism, which are protected by the police and patronizing reformist organizations that keep exploited people from revolting. The pigs are the enemies of sex workers, and of all workers.


Converge Wed. 6/13 at 1 PM at Oakland’s downtown Marriott Convention Center at Broadway and 11th.

Wear a bright colored face covering in solidarity

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by 99%
Tuesday Jun 12th, 2012 5:41 PM
More and more, Occupy Oakland is deviating from what the real focus of Occupy should be about and, and that is to stop economic injustice and corporate greed. We need to get back on track and quit being distracted and diverted by actions like these. The only thing this protest is going to produce is further people being turned off from the movement. To go and picket a confrence which is suppose to be about stopping child prostitution, is sending the wrong message to the public. The conference's intentions may really be more about the criminalization of prostitution than child trafficking, but a protest in outside of the Marriot won't send that message. The message that people will get, is that Occupy is being outrageous to protest something like stopping children from being exploited. Like I said, we need to quit being distracted by these sort of actions and get back on track.
by Anon
Tuesday Aug 21st, 2012 11:52 AM
Excuse me, but how the hell is this not a "real issue"? Is public approval so important to you that you would ignore the injustice done unto those not popular enough not to be stigmatized?