Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

1220 Kingstown Rd Peace Dale, Rhode Island 02897

Join us for The Collective’s first Souper Sunday! Each month a guest speaker will offer a discussion on a topic that relates to social justice and/or human rights and The Collective will provide delicious homemade soups.

This month’s Souper Sunday discussion, “Trafficking and the Industrial Complex: How Policies Affect the Every-Day Lives of Sex Workers” will be led by Bella Robinson, a sex worker’s rights activist who has worked in the sex industry for over thirty years.

Bella’s talk will focus on learning about the realities of people who work in the sex industry. “There are many levels of empowerment, and sex workers come in all genders, races and ages. We are a diverse population that are highly marginalized and discriminated against. Supporting the human rights of sex workers does not necessarily mean that you approve of it, it just means that you agree that the violence, stigma, discrimination and criminalization of this population isn’t OK.”

As the founder and executive director of the Rhode Island Chapter of Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE RI), Bella looks to build and strengthen support networks for sex workers in Rhode Island and she works in close collaboration with activists nationwide.

Bella’s personal experiences with the criminal justice system over the past four decades give her unparalleled expertise in the areas of sex trafficking and sex worker rights.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

1220 Kingstown Rd Peace Dale, Rhode Island 02897

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