14th Annual / D17 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
Sex Workers, Advocates, Friends, Families, Supporters and Community
*Please Invite Trusted Community!!*
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Sat, December 17th
Speakers & Video Clips from the powerful documentary Tales of The Grim Sleeper on the serial murders of Black women in LA
Time to Remember and Honor those Lost
Fellowship Following the Vigil
Please bring a dish to share
The focus of the event is to honor those who have been affected by violence and as a fundraiser in support of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders who have been organizing to get justice for the victims and families and to erect a permanent memorial for the over 200 missing or murdered Black women, many of them sex workers in LA, and to press for victims compensation for their children and families.
International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers was originally conceived as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle, Washington. It has evolved into an annual international event. The day calls attention to violence committed against sex workers worldwide, i. Including police violence and abuse. It also calls for the removal of criminalization, stigma, indifference and discrimination that have contributed to violence against sex workers. Sex workers demand justice, an end to state controls and prohibitionist laws that perpetuate such violence. Sex workers are plaintiffs in a lawsuit to decriminalize prostitution that is currently in the Federal Court.