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Fri, Apr 23 pm — pm Virtual. Sex work has long been stigmatized and then criminalized in the United States. Our panel will discuss the historical relationship between race, class, queerness and the illegality of sex work as well as contemporary approaches to its decriminalization.
Sex work is work: the case for decriminalization
What kinds of policies do we need in order to protect sex workers? What are the arguments against decriminalization?
How do we dismantle social stigma around sex work in our everyday lives? State Senator Julia Salazar. Upon her election inshe became the youngest woman elected in the history of the New York State Senate.
Senator Salazar is a strong supporter of tenant rights, criminal justice reform, equal protection for women and immigration justice. Responding to concerns raised by constituents about services provided to victims of domestic violence in the health care system, Senator Salazar introduced bills mandating training for hospital staff regarding domestic violence and guaranteeing victims free and safe transportation home from the hospital.
Senator Salazar is committed to ending the harm caused by mass incarceration.
Until her election to the State Senate, Julia Salazar worked as a community organizer in the neighborhoods she represents and across New York City. She began her advocacy during her time as a college student at Columbia University, where she advocated for the rights of fellow tenants and service industry workers.
Stephanie Kaylor. With live performances across the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Australia, the Caribbean and South America, she has run the gamut in the adult entertainment industry. An immigrant from Jamaica, raised in the concrete jungle, she has been featured in The New York Times alongside burlesque rockstar Aurora BoobRealis.
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She was a senior staff writer at The Appeal, as well as a contributing writer at the Village Voice and Pacific Standard. She lives in New York. This event is part of the justice initiatives series. This event is part of the Virtual Programming series.
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