Sex Worker Outreach Project Joins Local Opposition To Controversial Condom Charges By Megan Harris Local health and social justice experts say the recent criminalization of condom possession discourages sex workers from practicing safe sex and could lead to a broader public health problem. Possessing an instrument of crime under Pennsylvania law usually refers to weapons or body armor, but can include legal items used for criminal purposes. Data reported recently by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review show police in Allegheny County classified condoms as those instruments in one-third of prostitution cases reviewed last year. - | 90.5 WESA
Today we trade fear for sanctuary
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner Inauguration: Today we start the long road towards empowering and protecting some of our most vulnerable witnesses and survivors: immigrants that lack legal status so that they like other vulnerable groups - young people, elderly people, sex workers - can participate in the criminal justice system that is there to protect them. Today we trade fear for sanctuary.
Ladies Like: Pa Rep. Mike O’Brien On Women’s Rights
History has certainly shown that women are capable of achieving great things. But, it’s much harder to do when stymied by an establishment that ignores or perpetuates the discrimination and stereotyping that still occurs every day.
On Women Poverty & Incarceration
Thursday 9/28 7-9 A community town hall with Larry Krasner at the new Crossroads Center in Germantown. RSVP All are welcome RSVP
Allied Spotlight: Reverend Sarah Carpenter-Vascik
Thanks so much to the Rev. Carpenter-Vascik for joining the allied support educational outreach effort. Dahlia Photograph: M Dante
BY POPULAR DEMAND: Crossroads Fundraiser Rummage Sale
Saturday August 5, 10am-5pm Rummage Sale to benefit the new Crossroads Women's Center 5011 Wayne Ave., Phila 19144 (between Manheim and Seymour in Germantown) firstname.lastname@example.org
Art For Social Justice: Street Workers On View
The Sanctuary dome will be part of a temporary installation about Philadelphia Sex Workers, and the violence they face. Assembled at The Philadelphia Museum of Art beginning Sept. 9. More information at: https://www.thefix.com/sex-workers-and-drug-users-speak-out-philadelphia
SWOP Behind Bars Talks To PHILLY CAM About Prostitution, Re/Entry & Lack Of Expungement
Did you know prostitution convictions cannot be expunged in Pennsylvania? At a time when most all other non-violent crimes are being erased from public record, prostitutes are forced into LEAD, Rescue Diversion, must accept a permanent sex crime conviction on their record. SBB connects with PHILLY CAM!
Global Women’s Strike Endorse Krasner for Philadelphia District Attorney
Krasner for DA Endorsement Issued by Global Women's Strike and Women of Color GWS, with Payday men's network, Erotic Services Providers Union (ESPU), and mothers of prisoners & human rights campaigners.
ESPU Endorses Krasner for DA
"Erotic Service Providers Union (ESPU) Endorses Krasner for District Attorney As We Fight Towards Gaining Support Against Poverty, Violence and Punitive Abuses."
May 16 Vote: Krasner 4 DA
Krasner on Sex Work: Enforcement against sex workers has only exposed them to murder, assault including sexual assault, victimization and disease.
Democracy for America Endorses Krasner
Democracy for America chair Jim Dean told PW that the organization’s local affiliated group Philly for Change has “a strong track record of electing progressive candidates who are committed to battling income inequality and structural racism.” We’ll be mobilizing that grassroots support to elect Larry Krasner as Philadelphia’s next District Attorney.” Mums still the word on rumors that billionaire George Soros and his political war chest will come to Krasner’s aid in time for the May 16 primary.
Justice Makes Us Safer
Justice Makes Us Safer. "I believe we need to fundamentally change the current culture within the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. More of the same won’t achieve real justice for victims and other people caught up in our city's criminal justice system.” — Lawrence Krasner
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