Through panels, presentations, and interactive workshops, the Summit explores innovative approaches to the health and reentry challenges facing our communities, brings relevant policy issues to the forefront, and provides attendees with the opportunity to become involved in local and national advocacy work. With a focus on community led responses to the crisis in the criminal justice system, workshops reflect the needs of prisoners and former prisoners and will highlight the work being done to improve conditions inside the prison walls and in the communities to which prisoners are returning. Registration Required for 6/28/2017
Stigma and social marginalization of sex workers will continue to give systems of power justification to use other laws to further harass and take advantage of a disenfranchised community. Discrimination in all its forms must be addressed for the full empowerment of the community.
Will a defense attorney with a long record of standing up to prosecutors and police soon head one of the nation’s busiest district attorney offices? Amy Goodman Interviews Larry Krasner on Democracy NOW!
The Anchorage Police Department is fighting a pair of state bills that would criminalize cops who have “sexual contact” with people under investigation. The reason for the opposition, according to Deputy Chief Sean Case, is that there are “very, very limited” situations in which cops need to cross that boundary — specifically, when it comes to undercover investigations of sex workers. Article by Tracy Clark Flory for Vocative; supporting statistics from ISWFACE LA.
Kate D’Adamo, former national policy advocate for Sex Workers Project, appears before the New Hampshire Human Trafficking Collaborative Task Force Advisory Committee reported the New Hampshire Union Leader.She will be introduced as the new program director for the effort.
Re/Post from India First. Women groups say no to prostitution ban: Why viewing India's sex workers as victims needs a review. Article by Maya Palit: “I remember speaking to a woman who did sex work in Kolhapur. She was picked up, sent to Mumbai, and enrolled in a government rehabilitation scheme for nine months. They taught her … Continue reading In India: Sex Work and Sewing Exploit or Work
The ESPLER Project has filed a reply brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in its case challenging California's anti-prostitution law. LITIGATE to EMANCIPATE:www.decrimializesexwork.com
Philly Combats Sexual Slavery in City with 1.3 million dollar task force grant. Intensifying efforts to combat human trafficking, authorities Wednesday announced a new task force - funded by a $1.3 million federal grant - to sharpen the focus on "a wretched crime" that makes sex slaves of vulnerable adults and children. "It's a global … Continue reading Philly Combats Sexual Slavery in City
XXX: A Cultural Exploration of Contemporary Feminism’s Relationship with Commercial Sexuality. M. Dante (c) 2003 Abstract: Questioning the relationship of prostitution with feminism, XXX investigates the history of the sex industry, and how over the last thirty years it has contributed to fragmenting the American women’s movement. Amidst the disagreements there are issues that greatly need … Continue reading Politics of Sexual Slavery
At what point will women be able to reconnect when it comes to commerce, sexuality and their combined power?