Zami presents Sex Workers Unite

Zami presents Sex Workers Unite

Date and Time

Mar 12, 2014 6:30 pm

Location

450K

450 K St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

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Description:

ZAMI presents author Melinda Chateauvert t o sign and discuss "Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk"

?In this definitive history, Chateauvert recounts the many challenges and successes of  the sex workers? rights movement, and shows us how much farther we have to go to   guarantee everyone?s fundamental rights to sexual privacy and self-determination.?  ?Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

In the book, sex workers are defined to include exotic dancers, porn stars, peep-show workers, professional  dominants, phone-sex operators, strippers, webcam performers, prostitutes, and providers of a vast array of   niche adult services. ?It?s not a labor of love to manufacture sexual pleasure,? Chateauvert writes, ?it?s work.?   The book likens the professional struggles of sex workers to the difficulties faced by those in other industries   that draw from a similar labor pools?primarily women and people of color with few other options due to   circumstances like lack of education and immigration status.

Melinda Chateauvert is an activist who has been involved in many grassroots campaigns to change policies and  attitudes about sex and sexuality, gender and antiviolence, and race and rights. As a professor she has taught   courses on social justice organizing, the civil rights movement, and gender and sexuality. In fall 2013, she will   join the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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