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Services & Events
For Non Sex Workers 

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Professional Development Training & Consultations

Education on sex work and harm reduction from people's direct lived experience. These sessions are tailored to your industry and our communities needs.

Past Events

Building Inclusive Communities With Sex Workers Conference

Building Allyship with Sex Workers

2019

Sudbury Events Centre

This annual conference invites non sex-working service providers, community members, students, researchers and faculty to join sex-working community members, sex-work organizers, advocates & allies for a full-day of programming. This conference was designed to improve meaningful inclusion for people who work in the sex industry into community non sex-working services & organizations.

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Building Inclusive Communities With Sex Workers Conference

Anti-Trafficking Policy and Sex Workers Human Rights: A Close Look from the Front Lines

March 1st, 2018

The Clariton Hotel

This conference was dedicated to providing education and information to non sex-working service providers, police services, community members, sex workers and allies on the impacts of the Anti-Trafficking legislation, policies and approaches.  We clarified the conflation of sex work, human trafficking and exploitation. Sex Worker organizations from Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto & Sudbury presented on the issues.

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Sexual Assault:
The Roadshow

November 25th, 2018

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This was the last stop on the Roadshow tour.  This was a community participatory art gallery in a 20’x8’ shipping container that uses art to talk back to sexual violence. Since early 2016 it has travelled to 20 areas/cities in Ontario and Sudbury was it’s final stop.

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2016 - 2019

Sudbury, North Bay, Montréal, Toronto, Barrie, St John's, Sault Ste. Marie

Project ArmHer is a multi-year, multi-media, multidisciplinary project with Myths and Mirrors Community Arts and SWANS, a collective of women with lived experience in sex work and their allies.

The project aims to create a safe space in which women can creatively share their experiences and raise awareness on issues of stigmatization, violence, and lack of protection for people working in the sex work industry. The visual and theatrical work is based on the experiences of women working in the sex industry and created and performed by them and their allies.

The creative and support team is: Sarah Gartshore, Playwright; Cait Mitchell, Documentarian and Media Artist; Sarah King Gold, Lead Artist and Multidisciplinary Artist; and Tracy Gregory, SWANS’ Founder.

 

Special thanks to: Lori MacLeod, Lanna Moon, and Ruth Howard of Jumblies Theatre.

Funding for this work was provided by It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment.

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