Hearing on Labor and Safety Conditions of Exotic Dancers

The In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project and the US PROStitutes Collective will be giving testimony at a

Hearing on Labor and Safety Conditions of Exotic Dancers in San Francisco called by the Commission on the Status of Women

 Wednesday, September 22, 3pm

At City Hall, Room 408

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlet. Jr. Place in San Francisco

 If you would like to give evidence but may not want to give your name and be public you are welcome to get in touch and we will make sure that your views are included in our testimony. Anything you want to say about unfair working conditions, safety issues, harassment and other problems and comments will be confidential.

 Call 415/626-4114 or email us at sf@crossroadswomen.net

 US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) campaigns for sex workers’ human, legal, economic and civil rights.  In 2000, we got the City of San Francisco to pass a resolution, inspired by the SF Task Force on Prostitution which we were a member of to prioritize protection of sex workers over prosecution. The resolution also calls for the $7.6 million spent yearly on criminalizing sex workers to be redirected into resources and services. With Legal Action for Women, we spearheaded the 2 year community monitoring effort that won the conviction of serial rapist Jack Bokin who brutally attacked four women, three of whom were sex workers.

 In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project is an anti-sexist, anti-racist resource for sex workers’ safety and welfare and against rape and other violence, highlighting in particular how criminalization makes women more vulnerable to violence and the needs of low-income women.  IDPWS is independent of the police and criminal justice system and is run by women in similar situations to the women who use the service.  

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