PENN discussion on global prostitution Friday, November 18 / 12-1pm / Claire M. Fagin Hall, Room 114. RSVP required.
Introduction by Rachel West of USPROS Collective.
Nina Lopez of the Women’s Global Strike Movement and Legal Action for Women leads a discussion about the challenges women in countries like Haiti, India, Ireland, Peru, Thailand and the UK face in supporting their families, and why their growing movements for change are calling for the decriminalization of prostitution.
FRIDAY 18 November 2016 Penn
Rachel West founded the US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) in San Francisco in 1981, which is a multi-racial organization of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry. US PROS has a particular focus on women who are in the most dire situations and are the most vulnerable to violence: women who work the streets; young women; women of color and/or immigrant women; the majority of whom are mothers supporting families. She campaigns for decriminalization of prostitution, for justice, protection and resources so no woman, young person or man is forced into prostitution through poverty.
Decriminalization is essential in the effort towards stopping murder and violence against sex workers.
Nina Lopez at Global Women Strike:
US Pros Collective: https://uspros.net
The ESPLER Project: http://esplerp.org/