Victimless 'Crimes', Violent Aftermaths: Sex Work and the Law

Starting Date: 02-15-2006
Starting Time: 12:00pm

1325 Massachusetts Avenue
6th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
United States
Find out about sex workers being victims, police violence and discrimination against sex workers, bad date sheets, transgendered violence, and much more!

Our guests will include: GiGi Thomas, Client Advocate with HIPS; Dennis Sobin, of Prisons Foundation; and Penelope Saunders, PhD, Executive Director of Different Avenues.

GiGi Thomas is currently the Client Advocate for HIPS (Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive) and has been assisting, supporting and empowering male, female and transgendered sex workers for the last 6 years. Gigi is an expert in issues of sex work and violence.

Dennis Sobin has been described by The Washington Post as a "long time libertarian activist." He currently heads the Prisons Foundation, which seeks to show the human face of, and reduce, the record number of people being incarcerated in America.

Penelope Saunders, PhD, has overseen projects for youth, young adults, and sex workers in both Australia and the United States. She founded Different Avenues with other advocates in 2001.
Geographical Scope: Metro

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