NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO SUPPORT SEX WORKERS
Attention Friends, Sex Workers, Hustlers and Allies! This is a call out for support, action and attitude!
1:30 MARCH @ Sherbourne & Queen
3:00 COMMUNITY GATHERING Allan Gardens
On June 8th 2013 there will be a National Day of Action to support the sex working community and demand the decriminalization of sex work. Sex workers, sex worker-led organizations and our allies from across Canada will be taking to the street to march and be heard. We want you to join Maggie's and other sex workers in Toronto and surrounding areas in this historical moment for sex workers rights, dignity and the fight against criminalization.
Show your support of decriminalization and our national Day of Action
- Helping to MOBILIZE allies and supports. Bring out as many people to our event as possible and help us make our voices heard - sex workers know what they need to work with dignity and safety, and RIGHT NOW, sex work needs to be decriminalized in Canada
-We have very limited resources and a short time to organize so if you or anyone you know can donate supplies or resources please get in touch with us.
- We are also seeking volunteers to assist with the planning and execution of a march and community gathering in Allen Gardens Park
As many of you know, in September 2008, sex workers and allies celebrated a landmark ruling that would effectively decriminalize sex work. The government has appealed to the Ontario Superior Court.
On June 13th 2013 these three laws will again be revisited in the courts at the level of the Supreme Court of Canada. This will be the first time in Canadian History that the Supreme Court of Canada will be deciding on the constitutionality of the criminalization of Sex Work.
Sex Workers Will Be Heard: The (not so Honorable) Justice Richard Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada has decided, in denying sex worker led organizations intervenor status in the hearing, that our voices do not matter, Join us on June 8th for a day of action where WE WILL BE HEARD!
For further information regarding this event or the next organizing meeting please contact www.maggiestoronto.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org