Lawyering and Organizing for Sex Workers’ Rights

CUNY Outlaws presents

“Lawyering and Organizing

for Sex Workers’ Rights”

Tuesday April 1, 2008 at 6pm

CUNY Law School Auditorium,
6521 Main St. in Flushing Queens

Join us for Dinner and the Film, “A Safer Sex Trade”, to be followed by a discussion that addresses how criminalization and stigmatization of sex work affects both our clients as well as our work as attorneys.
Speakers include:
Sienna Baskin is a CUNY law alum and Equal Justice Works Fellow with the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Worker project. Sienna’s work with SWP combines organizing, legal services and impact litigation for and by victims of trafficking into prostitution. Her work will include family law and criminal law remedies for women trafficked by their boyfriends and husbands, as well as immigration representation through the T and U visas. Sienna will also work with former victims to develop a collective voice to contribute to policy efforts around trafficking. Finally, by litigating for victims of trafficking who remain excluded from the U.S. for their acts of prostitution, Sienna will ask the courts to question the hard line between “bad” sex workers and “good” trafficking victims.
Eliyanna Kaiser is the Executive Editor at $pread Magazine (www.spreadmagazine.org), a quarterly publication produced by and for sex workers and those that care about their rights. She is also the co-founder and a Board Member of Sex Work Awareness, a new non-profit dedicated to public education and advocacy for sex workers.  Eliyanna has worked in public policy for the New York State Assembly for over 5 years. She lives in New York City with her wife.

Ruthie Doyle is a Brooklyn-based artist, activist, and trained doula who has advocated for labor and human rights, as well as for better public health policies domestically and abroad, especially as related to gender and sexual rights. She has worked advocating for sex worker rights in New York and internationally. 

Moderated by Professor Ruthann Robson. Questions may be directed to: alanachazan@gmail.com

Co-sponsored by the CUNY Labor Coalition.  Any donations may be made to CUNY Outlaws.

One Response

  1. SO excited for this!!!!!!!!!!

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