Chicago: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, Illinois – Chicago Sex Workers and their supporters will present “Chicago Vigil For #Dec17,” taking place at 5 PM in front of Cloud Gate (‘The Bean’), in Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St), on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.
When sex workers are forced into hazardous working conditions we become vulnerable to brutalization and arrest from police. This contributes to our victimization by violent clients. The workers most often targeted for state and client violence are outdoor workers who are poor, queer, and trans* workers of color.
Join Support Ho(s)e and other community members to speak the names of fellow sex workers we’ve lost to state, intimate partner and client violence here and around the world.
We will gather outside to hold vigil for our the reading over 130 names of those lost. We will have candles, and ask that you wear a red scarf or bandana in solidarity.
If you are unable to attend, there will be a simultaneous Twitter action, please signal boost and RT from our account @supporthosechi
We want safe working conditions. For ALL sex workers.
We want rights not rescue.
We want self-determination, and an end to criminalization.
We want an end to violence against all workers.
This event is endorsed by Support Ho(se) Chi
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