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• October 30, Educational Forum with Rachel West, US PROStitutes Collective at Unitarian Universalist Church

Sex Work, Rights and Safety: Historic Town Hall Meeting Speak Out and Panel on Prop K,Thursday, October 30, 7pm -9pm

First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
Info: 415-626-4114,,

For the last century, year after year, sex workers in SF have been hounded, arrested and jailed, evicted, raped and even murdered, their children taken away. Those of us who have least - often women of color - have received the brunt of this persecution. Why has our city famed for being open minded allowed this injustice to continue? Now we can make a change and win greater protection, well-being and safety for all. Join a cross section of communities who want to make this happen!

Speakers include: sex workers and sex worker organizations, criminal attorneys Nedra Ruiz, Stephanie Adraktas, Stuart Hanlon and David Bigeleisen, Conference of Delegates of California Bar Association, Dr. Jeffrey D. Klausner, SF Green Party, neighborhood residents, church representatives, candidates for board of supervisor and other politicians, the LGBT community, labor representatives, and others.

* Prop K was put on the ballot by more than 12,000 San Franciscans to ensure that basic human and civil rights are extended to sex workers. It follows the recommendations of the path breaking SF Task Force on Prostitution.
* Prop K calls on the police to prioritize sex workers' safety by vigorously enforcing coercion, extortion, battery, rape and other violent crimes.
* Prop K will end the criminalization of sex workers, many of whom are mothers trying to support their families in increasingly hard times. Criminalization traps sex workers in prostitution, increases vulnerability to violence and sets sex workers apart from the rest of the community.
* Prop K is an anti-racist initiative. Women of color are disproportionately arrested under the prostitution laws and make up the majority of women in prison.
* Prop K will not stop the prosecution of traffickers but will protect immigrant women from being targeted for arrest. According to the Public Defender, not one trafficker has been prosecuted in SF. However, many sex workers of color have been rounded up and deported.


Past events:

9/5/2008 Friday, Septmber 5, 2008, El Rio with Madison Young, music by Digital Intelligence Extreme, and hosted by the Queen of Charm; Lady Monster and Fudgie Frottage.

• 9/6/2008 Street tabling, street theater/dance rehearsel. For location, call 415-751-1659

• 9/19/2008 Friday, September 19, 2008, Center For Sex and Culture. 1519 Mission, 8:00 PM- Join Nina Hartley, Margo St. James, Carol Queen for an exciting, sexy evening to Support Prop K. Pre-party at open house reception at the St. James Infirmary, 1372 Mission, 5:30 PM

*9/26-28/2008- Critical Resistance Conference, CR10 in Oakland.

*9/28/2008- Grind The Vote, Yes on Prop K, SWOP Norcal, Victoria Woodhull Foundation and Center for Sex and Culture at Folsom Street Fair, San Francisco.

• October 4, 1 PM, Lit Launch Party at Center for Sex & Culture, 1519 Mission ST. SF (near 11th Street ) Please RSVP for this event by emailing More info: 415-287-3114

• October 18, AR+Space, 1260 Folsom. Performance by Mariko Passion, benefit for, plus fundraiser for legal defense fund! (More info coming soon).

• October 19, March for Sweeping Change. "A Community Strill Down Market Street in support of sex worker decriminalization. March with Whores Against Wars, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Sex Workers Outreach Project and many more. Meet at 12:45 PM, SF Ferry Building. In Case of rain, don't forget your umbrella's! (More info coming soon).

• October 24, Community Outreach Forum (More info coming soon).


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