Thursday, April 26, 2007

International Whores Day Extravaganza

In Lyon, France on June 2 1975, sex workers and their supporters took over a church and staged a sit in over a number of days. The action was in protest against the increasing number of arrests of street sex workers, police harassment of them and the lack of interest shown by the police in solving murders and other crimes committed against them. This action inspired other sex workers around the world to start to organize themselves politically, giving birth to the sex worker rights movement that we have today.

What: Film Night!

Short films by and about sex workers all over the world, and a sneek peak at local talent also! See a few Australian premieres as well as some old favourites. Come and be entertained by sex workers stories on film.

Who: Everyone When: Thursday 31st May, 7pm – 9pm Where: 349 Crown Street, Corner of Albion Street, Surry Hills How much: $10
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What: International In-Service on International Sex Workers!

From Taiwan to Phnom Penh, from Poland to Bangladesh, the intrepid travellers of the Scarlet Alliance Migration Working Party will present on issues at home and abroad. This is a fundraiser for the future travel of members of the WorkingParty.

Who: Everyone, please RSVP to info@scarletalliance.org.au or 9326 9455 When: Wednesday 6th June, 10.30 for an 11am start – 2pm Where: 349 Crown Street, Corner of Albion Street, Surry Hills How Much: $50, includes lunch.

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What: Red Umbrella Solidarity Event!

This afternoon will be one to remember!!! We ask supporters to show solidarity with sex workers and keep the customs of International Whores Day alive. In Lyon, France, in 1975, supporters of sex workers joined in unity with local sex workers to ensure the sex workers' children were not taken away by authorities. This important gesture of community spirit still means so much today – we would love to see you at Sydney Opera House on the 3rd of June. Bring red umbrella, colourful mask and sense of fun!

Who: Sex Workers and Supporters When: Sunday 3rd June, 2pm Where: Sydney Opera House Forecourt How Much: Free!

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