The US PROStitutes Collective and In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project present a film program at the Saturday, May 27th, Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
- Les Prostitutées de Lyon Parlent – The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak by Carole Roussopoulos Description: On 3 June 1975, 150 prostitute women occupied the church of St. Nizier, one of the main churches in the centre of Lyon, France. A banner was hung over the church façade ‘Our children don’t want their mothers in prison.’ The occupation was sparked by the brutal torture and murder of sex workers, and a police crackdown. Instead of going after the murderer/s, the police were handing out ‘“two to 10 fines” a fortnight and threatening women with prison. Within weeks churches had been occupied all over France including in Paris. The church occupations sparked the modern day sex workers rights movement. US Premiere. 45 min
- Tales of the Grim Sleeper (excerpts) by Nick Broomfield Description: Tales Of The Grim Sleeper. Clips from Tales of the Grim Sleeper – a devastating expose of the lack of value police placed on the lives of Black women, many of whom were sex workers working the street in Los Angeles. It documents the case of the serial murders of Black women in LA, & law enforcement and officials’ criminal neglect, also campaigning by the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders for police accountability and justice for the victims and their families. Followed by discussion.