International Sex Workers Rights Day

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Today is International Sex Workers' Rights Day. Here are two events listed on the Bound, Not Gagged blog:

In North Carolina: SWOP East (Sex Worker Outreach Project East) will host a free movie night to celebrate International Sex Worker Rights Day on March 3rd. Join the Triangle’s only sex workers’ rights organization, as we stand in solidarity with sex workers and allies around the world, to call for full recognition of the human rights of sex workers.

When: Monday March 3, 7:00 PM
Where: Bull City Headquarters (BCHQ), 723 N. Mangum St., Durham, NC

Celebrate Sex Worker Rights with subversive movies, delicious cupcakes, and spirited discussion about the films and our condom project Pledging Action!

And in New York: This year SWANK (Sex Worker Action of New York) & SWOP-NYC will host a potluck dinner to celebrate International Sex Worker Rights Day. This day reminds us that we are part of a global community of people who refuse to accept the discrimination against us and the criminalization of our work, our means to survive.

When: Monday March 3, 7 to 9 pm
Where: Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012 (Use Entrance on Thompson St)
Cost by donation for dinner: $3 to $15 depending on what you can afford (no one turned away) Food will include vegan and vegetarian options. You may also bring food to share if you’d like!

Celebrate Sex Worker rights with… Fun activities! Craft Projects! (Design a placard to demand sex worker rights). Raffle! Win a prize… Conversations with activists for sex worker revolution….

What is International Sex Workers' Rights Day?

Durban logo A day that commemorates the organizing and advocacy that sex workers do. March 3 was chosen to mark the anniversary of a sex worker festival in India on March 3, 2001, where more than 25,000 people gathered. That gathering was organized by the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee whose logo you see to the right.

Stand in solidarity with sex workers today. Don't stop tomorrow.

Do you know of other International Sex Workers' Rights Day events? If so, please leave them in the comments!