End Violence Against Sex Workers

A Day for Unity

The Reeve's Center
December 16, 2017 ● 1pm - 5pm

 
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End Violence Against Sex Workers is a community event to commemorate the lives of sex workers that have been lost due to violence and to advocate for an end to the violence that sex workers disproportionately face. 

 
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About End Violence

 

Sex workers disproportionately experience violence. Around the world, December 16th is a day where allies and advocates come together to remember the lives lost and renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all sex workers. 

This December 16th, we will also renew our commitment to solidarity. The majority of violence against sex workers is not only just that - it is also violence against youth, against women of color, people who use drugs, immigrants, and people who identify as queer and transgender. We cannot end the marginalization and victimization of sex workers without also combatting transphobia, racism, stigma and criminalization of drug use, and xenophobia. Therefore, our event will simultaneously honor local Trans women of color doing amazing work for the community. 

 

Event Details

 

DATE AND TIME
December 16, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

LOCATION
The Reeve's Center - Main Hallway
2000 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

NOURISHMENT
There will be tons of delicious food and goodie bags.

 

 

SCHEDULE

1:00
Welcome

1:15
Performance - Madame Space Kisha "DeJaVu" Allure

1:30
WERK for Peace - Firas Nasr

1:45
Host - Rayceen Pendarvis

2:00
Speakers: Shareese C. Mone, David Grosso, Ruby Corado, Monique Carter Khan.

3:00
Performance - Kisha "DeJaVu" Allure

3:15
Honorees - David Grosso

3:30
Performance - The Iconic House of Khan, "Unity in the Ballroom Community"

4:30
Closing Remarks

A video featuring the names and photos of Trans Individuals lost to violence will be shown every hour, from 4:00 - 8:00. Resource Tables will also be available during the entire event.  

 
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Sponsors

We are thankful for our generous sponsors. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us here or donate below! 

 
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