International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Please join us in solidarity for the annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This will be a solemn event centered around systemic violence towards sex workers.

We will gather outside at Daley Plaza at 5:30pm to speak the names of those we’ve lost this year, we will hold a moment of rage and resistance, and then we will march/roll to our indoor location.

Dress warmly and wear red in solidarity.

Daley Plaza is significant as it is where Anti-Sex Worker Rights sheriff Tom Dart’s office is located. We want him to know he’s directly responsible for much of the violence done to sex working and trading people in Cook County.

The indoor vigil at Cabrini Green Legal Aid’s office at 6 S. Clark (one short block away from Daley Plaza) will begin by 7:30pm and go until 9pm.

We will open the space up to all community who want to offer healing messages, writings, thoughts and memories during this time.

Refreshments will be available, and we are currently working to have a trained counselor on hand for anyone who may need to speak with someone.

Our indoor location is ADA accessible and we are very happy to accommodate accessibility concerns if we are made aware of them ahead of time. This event is open to anyone who wants to gather with us to honor the lives lost due to systematic injustices against sex workers.

Photo from our comrades at SWARM UK

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