Offbeat Ada's: Sex Work is a Feminist Issue
Join curator and PROS BEFORE BROS author Ariel Meadow Stallings from the Offbeat Empire for an evening of discussion with Pike Long, Deputy Director of St. James Infirmary, the nation's only clinic operated for and by people in the sex industry. We'll dive into the details and differences between sex work, trafficking, and exploitation using an intersectional feminist lens. Learn about the current multi-state push for sex work decriminalization and how it differs from legalization and the so-called "Nordic model."
We'll also explore first-person perspectives on the potential therapeutic value of sex work, and push back against simplistic narratives that paint all forms of sexual labor as inherently harmful or exploitative. This will be a unique opportunity to ask questions about all this and more. Copies of Ariel's limited edition erotic book/ jewelry pairing, PROS BEFORE BROS (a story of therapeutic sex work) will be available at the event.
All proceeds from this event will go toward St. James Infirmary, a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of all genders. Based in San Francisco, St James Infirmary seeks to meet the needs of people engaged in the sex trade through advocacy, direct services, and social justice.
6:00PM Doors // 6:30PM Program Begins
21+ with ID
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