“Building Bridges in The Sex Industry”
This Friday I’ll be speaking at the Sex Worker Symposium: “Building Bridges in The Sex Industry” in Oakland, CA at 2:30pm. I’m thrilled about this opportunity to connect with the folks at CalPEP and meet people in the county departments of Public Health from Alameda and San Francisco. They say this is the first annual! Hopefully service providers and county workers coming together to hear from sex workers will become a yearly activity! From their website:
Join us, Friday October 19, 2012 at the Oakland Marriot from 8-5pm for the “Sex Worker Symposium”. This event is open to providers and both Men & Women in the sex industry . This will be a space to listen to community based service providers, gather resources, ask questions as well as enjoy yoga, raffles and much more. Registration will begin at 8:00am and both breakfast and lunch is FREE to the firsts 200 people.
The purpose of the Sex Worker Symposium is to increase the strength and diversity of the community-based response to the Sex workers needs through education, training, new partnerships, collaboration and networking. This will be the 1st annual symposium hosted by California Prostitutes Education Project, Sex Worker Outreach Project and Alameda County Public Health Department Office of AIDS . The symposium is a gathering of the sex industry, bringing together all fronts –from all types’ sex workers including street-based, Internet-based, male, Transgender and their advocates; case managers and physicians, to public health workers and advocates, and policymakers–to build support networks, exchange the latest information and learn cutting-edge tools to address the challenges of safety,criminalization and health related concerns.
Oakland Marriot Convention Center
Also, the after party will be at CALpep’s new location, 2811 Adeline from 6-11pm . A $15.00 donation is requested.