PANEL DISCUSSION AND TOWN HALL WITH SURAJ PATEL ON SEX WORKERS RIGHTS.
Join us for Trans Lives and Sex Work: How Trans People of Color Survive and Struggle in Sex Work, stories from the NYC Trans Oral History Project. The NYC Trans Oral History Project has gathered and posted over 90 oral history recordings with trans New Yorkers. Many of these stories include accounts of trans people using sex work to economically survive, and the difficulties they faced of violence, criminalization, police harassment, and stigma. Join us for an evening hearing the stories of trans sex work activists. They’ll discuss how and why trans people do sex work, the experiences they have, and the changing landscape faced by trans sex workers.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave.
Co-Sponsored by the NYC Trans Oral History Project, New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) and the New York Public Library.
Event for adults comfortable with discussions of sex work
TY WILLIAMS is a Trans* rights activist, motivational speaker, advocacy educator, organizer, chef, and violist. He is a lead organizer of the California chapters of Black Trans Men International and Alpha Omega Fraternity Incorporated, and a valued volunteer at various youth-centered organizations of San Diego. TY creates spaces of inclusion for Trans* individuals, especially Trans* youth, through community activism coupled with awareness education, fundraising, and support group facilitation.
KIARA ST. JAMES has been a community organizer for some 20 years. She is the
Founder and CEO of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG inc), an organization that is Trans-led and intent on creating new opportunities for the Trans community.
CEYENNE DOROSHOW is a powerhouse activist, organizer, community-based researcher and public figure in the trans and sex worker rights’ movements. As the Founder/Executive Director of G.L.I.T.S. (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society) she provides holistic care to LGBTQ sex workers while serving on the following boards: SWOP-USA, Caribbean Equality Project, SOAR Institute, and NYTAG.
"SEX WORK VS. SEX TRAFFICKING: MYTHS, REALITIES, AND POLITICAL SOLUTIONS" PANEL DISCUSSION W/ CEYENNE DOROSHOW, DR. ZHANA, SARAJ PATEL, SOAR INSTITUTE, & STOYA
Join New York congressional candidate Suraj Patel, pornographer Stoya, activist, author, & performer Ceyenne Doroshow, attorney & activist Melissa Sontag Broudo, and sex researcher Dr Zhana, for a one-night-only panel discussion on how we can support measures to fight sex trafficking that do not have negative effects on consensual sex work. The recent passing of SESTA/FOSTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act & Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) has had devastating effects on sex workers all around the country, while doing nothing to successfully fight sex trafficking. Moderated by Dr Zhana, this panel will dive into the myths and realities of consensual sex work vs sex trafficking and how to create realistic and effective solutions from both social and political perspectives.
If you are a sex worker and would like to attend this event at a reduced or no cost, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat
Time and location to be announced .