PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION
What are the pros + cons of legalizing prostitution? Why is there a movement to decriminalizing sex workers? And what about decriminalizing sex buyers, clients (“johns”)? How prevalent is sex trafficking and also the sex workers industry that are not forced/coerced and have a pimp? Won’t legalizing prostitution be more or less harmful to sex workers? And won’t legalizing prostitution legitimize pimps into being law-abiding business people?
To learn both views and more from local Seattle experts on the positions of legalizing prostitution, decriminalization, and the human rights issues in this provocative topic.
TIME: 5:15 PM (DOORS OPEN @ 5 PM)
LOCATION: RONALD GEBALLE AUDITORIUM @ UW PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY BUILDING A102
- MAGGIE MCNEILL | Former Sex Worker, Writer, Commentator & Media Consultant on Sex Work, and Staff at Sex Workers Outreach Project
- SAVANNAH SLY | Former Sex Worker, Sex Workers Rights Advocate + Volunteer Sex Workers Outreach Project
- CHERRY SMILEY | Co-founder of Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry
- ANE MATHIESON | UW Grad student in Social Work, Staff at The Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS), Co-founder of UW student group Fourth Wave Feminists
- PETER QUALLIOTINE | Co-founder at Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) and Director of OPS’ Men’s Accountability program
- CHELSEA MOORE | UW Grad student of Political Science and Teacher’s Assistant in Law, Societies & Justice Dept.
- STEVE HERBERT, PHD | UW Professor in Dept. of Geography + Law, Societies, and Justice Program
- DAKOTA BLAGG | Moderator, UW student in Law, Societies & Justice + Intern Human Rights Society
ORGANIZED BY HUMAN RIGHTS SOCIETY + CO-SPONSORED BY FOURTH WAVE FEMINISTS
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