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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

$pread magazine sent me the following message:

December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex
Workers. Join $pread and SWANK (Sex Worker Action New yorK) on Monday for a
candlelight vigil to honor and mourn the sex workers who have died
this year and raise awareness of the violence faced by our community.

Current and former sex workers, friends and allies all welcome.

Monday December 17th
5-7pm
On the steps of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New
York, NY

Wear red or bring a red umbrella

For more info about December 17th:
www.swopusa.org/dec17

This seems particularly timely in light of the recent outrageous ruling in Philadelphia, reducing charges from rape to "theft of services" in the case of a sex worker forced at gunpoint to have unprotected sex with multiple partners.

Also upcoming:

Dr. Ted Daeschler, who discovered the transititonal fossil Tiktaalik, will be addressing the Delaware Valley chapter of Mensa 8pm Friday at the Police Administration Building, 750 Race St., at an event that will be free and open to the public. I'll probably be somewhere else, but it sounds fascinating.

On Tuesday the 18th at 9pm, PBS will be premiering An Unreasonable Man, the excellent documentary about Ralph Nader.

Eric Hamell

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