International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event Schedule

Posted by admin on November 8th, 2009

December 17, 2009:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.     El Presidio Park, 160 West Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ.   Performance art/art installation with the theme, “No Human Involved.”  The central image will be a physical representation of the Perryville Prison which will honor the Marcia Powell tragedy, a performance piece/die-in and live  music.

6:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.  El Tiradito Shrine, 354 South Main Avenue, Tucson, AZ.  IDEVASW Remembrance Memorial.   El Tiradito Shrine is a national historic site tucked away in the old downtown barrio (neighborhood).  Often called the “wishing shrine,” the story associated with it involves broken hearts, crimes of passion, and a lover’s triangle.  It’s the only shrine in the United States dedicated to a “sinner” and sex workers in Tucson have long held this place dear to our hearts.   We’ll have some music, poetry, a remembrance circle where we light candles on the big 100-candle shrine as we speak the names of fallen sex workers, and a few other things to make this event special and somber.  Refreshments.

December 18, 2009

(Pending)  Protest Rally in front of the Arizona Department of Corrections office, downtown Phoenix.  Details forthcoming – volunteers needed to organize this event!

Open Invitation Letter to IDEVASW 2009 – Please circulate on your listservs and blogs!