As part of the International Day of Sex Workers, the Sex Work Autonomous Committee (SWAC) organizes a protest in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) to demand from the Trudeau government a bill to decriminalize sex work in Canada.
For several years, sex workers have been denouncing the negative effects of the current model which criminalizes clients and third parties, such as drivers and owners of escort agencies.
In workplaces like massage parlors and strip bars, working conditions are often threatened by bosses who take advantage of deregulation to lay down the law. Faced with safety issues, abuse and harassment, sex workers have little to no way to protect their rights to decent working conditions.

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Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, customers’ surreptitious video cameras, and no paid sick days or holidays, the dancers get help from the Service Employees International local and enter protracted bargaining with the union-busting law firm that management hires. We see the women work, sort out their demands, and go through the difficulties of bargaining.
The screening will be held on June 8th from 8pm to 11 pm at the Centre culturel George-Vanier (Salle Desjardins (2.115)) au 2450 Rue Workman. The building is wheelchair accessible and the closest metro station is Lionel-Groulx.
This workshop is open to sex workers and allies.
The screening and the discussion that will follow will be held in English only. If that prevent you from coming to the event, let us know and we’ll find a way to accomodate you.
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