12.17.2003

International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers

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Date/Time: 17/12/2003 12:00 am


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This is to invite you to a sweet and important event:
The Sex Workers Outreach Project & COYOTE
are sponsoring an
INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE
AGAINST SEX WORKERS.
A MEMORIAL for murdered prostitutes and a CALL TO ACTION.
Many of us have been deeply saddened by the murders of dozens of prostitutes
by serial killer Gary Ridgeway. He said he killed prostitutes because they
were “easy targets, and no one would report them missing.” He said he
thought he could kill as many of them as he wanted without getting caught.
Ridgeway was not the first, and unfortunately he won’t be the last killer to
prey on sex workers.
It’s important to show that we care, and to insist on safer working
conditions for the vulnerable sex workers out there today. Together we can
help stop more of these horrible hate crimes.
On December 17, 2003 people will gather to do memorials and actions in
various cities internationally. Everyone is welcome to participate. Please
join us.
We are also looking for more people to host and produce more events. We want
YOU! Do whatever kind of memorial you would like in your city, and or a
political action. Or simply do something privately yourself at home, alone
or with a few other people. Many people will light candles and observe a
moment of silence at 6:00 PM.
You can go online, get more information about these events, and/or volunteer
at www.swop-usa.org.
In San Francisco, we will gather at 5:30 PM in Civic Center Plaza (behind
the California State Building). Join Scarlot Harlot, Carol Queen, Margo St.
James, Robin Few, Annie Sprinkle, and many others. Bring your words, songs,
and performances, alter items, poems, etc. to share in our circle. The
memorial will be followed by a reception in City Hall.
Some other related web sites you may want to look at are:
Story on the Green River Killer:

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17171

A well researched site about the killers who murder sex workers.

http://www.silencedvictims.bravehost.com

You can also make a Donation if you would like.
Your financial support of SWOP-USA makes this important
work possible.
SWOP
915 Cole St #202
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (877) PRO-2004
www.swop-usa.org.

Questions? Ask us