December 17, 2019 Day to End Violence

Posted by admin on December 8th, 2019

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
4:30 pm El Tiradito
6:30 pm The Red Light Lounge

The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was conceived by Annie Sprinkle and the Sex Worker Outreach Project in 2003, in response to the arrest of the Green River Killer in Seattle, who was convicted of killing 49 sex workers (but likely murdered around 100 young women).

Killers have targeted sex workers because of their marginalized status makes them vulnerable. Too many sex worker deaths go under-investigated and unsolved because of the pervasive devaluation of our lives.

On this day, December 17th, we honor those we’ve lost to violence by reading their names, lighting candles in their honor and promising to remember them. We pledge ourselves to eliminating the stigma and state-sanctioned abuse that makes us targets.

We need our allies to share the struggle.

Please join us this December 17th at El Tiradito (418 S Main Ave, Tucson,) for the vigil and afterwards celebrate our resilience and our commitment to continued resistance at The Red Light Lounge, (485 S. Stone) 

Info on becoming a member as an ally or worker, complimentary food and a cash bar – and of course a lot of badass humans!

Sgn up for a free ally training, receive our quarterly newsletter and get some free swag. We will also have t-shirts for sale.

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