International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Friday, December 17th, is the 7th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. In order to commemorate this incredibly important day, there will be a vigil and speak out at 7:30 PM at Metropolitan Community Church.

Below is more information about the event as quoted from the PONY blog:

Join us in solidarity to fight the criminalization, oppression, assault, rape and murder of sex workers – and of folks perceived as sex workers.

December 17, 2003 was our first annual day to honor the sex workers who were murdered by serial killer Gary Ridgway. In Ridgway’s own words, “I also picked prostitutes as victims because they were easy to pick up without being noticed. I knew they would not be reported missing right away and might never be reported missing. I picked prostitutes because I thought I could kill as many of them as I wanted without getting caught.” (BBC, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3245301.stm)

We come together each year to show the world that the lives of marginalized people, including those of sex workers, are valuable.

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