SEATTLE EVENT: Sex Work is a Feminist Issue on April 22, 2019


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"Someone I love is a sex worker" pin by Etsy seller RadicalButtons1

As part of my Offbeat Ada's event series here in Seattle at Ada's Technical Books, I'm hosting an evening of discussion with Pike Long, Deputy Director of St. James Infirmary, the nation's only clinic operated for and by people in the sex industry. We'll dive into the details and differences between sex work, trafficking, and exploitation using an intersectional feminist lens. Learn about the current multi-state push for sex work decriminalization and how it differs from legalization and the so-called "Nordic model."

PROS BEFORE BROS: A very true story about sex work.

We'll also explore first-person perspectives on the potential therapeutic value of sex work, and push back against simplistic narratives that paint all forms of sexual labor as inherently harmful or exploitative. This will be a unique opportunity to ask questions about all this and more.

Oh and PS: Copies of my limited edition erotic book/jewelry pairing, PROS BEFORE BROS (a story of therapeutic sex work) will be available at the event.

All proceeds from this event will go toward St. James Infirmary, a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of all genders. Based in San Francisco, St. James Infirmary seeks to meet the needs of people engaged in the sex trade through advocacy, direct services, and social justice.

WHEN

Monday, April 22, 2019 from 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Doors at 6pm if you want to come have a drink with me and Pike! The program will start at 6:30 sharp.

WHERE

The Lab at Ada's Technical Books
425 15th Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98112

TICKETS: $10, with all proceeds going to St. James Infirmary!

The venue only holds 35 people, and this fundraiser will likely sell out. Get your tickets NOW.

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  1. I won't be able to attend & I dearly want to! As a former sex worker, I am ecstatic that this group exists! Where would someone in the SoCal area be able to pick up this book?

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