Brothels, Strolls, & Stilettos: Histories of Sex Work in Vancouver

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Brothels, Strolls, & Stilettos: Histories of Sex Work in Vancouver

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Brothels, Strolls, & Stilettos: Histories of Sex Work in Vancouver
Vancouver was once a haven for bawdy houses, with more than 100 brothels operating in the city's east end in the 1930s. Decades later, in the early 1970s, the city's West End emerged as home to a gender-diverse, racially-mixed, and pimp-free stroll of sex workers. After vigorous opposition to prostitution in the West End, sex workers were expelled from the neighborhood in 1984. As they were displaced further and further east, the era of missing and murdered women began. With challenges to prostitution laws now being considered by the Supreme Court of Canada, it's time to learn about the multi-faceted history of on-street and off-street sex work in Vancouver.

This panel event will include rich stories and images from the past and from the courts, and an opportunity to ask sex workers (currently working and retired) questions about their changing world.

Moderator: Becki Ross

Panelists include Jamie Lee Hamilton, Scarlett Lake, Susan Davis, Sheri Kiselbach and others.

April 26, 2013, 6:30 doors open, 7:00pm sharp start
Admission: by donation (suggested $10, includes entry to Sex Talk in the City exhibition)

Reserve your ticket now: http://brothelsstrollsstilletos.eventbrite.com/
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