Events

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December 17, 2016: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
FIRST led a march through Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and Gastown on Dec 17 to call attention to violence and injustice against sex workers. Link to our Facebook event page and news article.


 

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December 17, 2014: "Vancouver Sex Workers Gather to Mourn Violence and Build Solidarity", Press Release.

FIRST led a march through downtown Vancouver to commemorate murdered and missing sex workers.


 

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November 6, 2014: “What a Difference a Day Makes” – FIRST Press Conference, Press Release.

On Thursday, November 6, a coalition of sex workers held a press conference to respond to Bill C-36, which had received approval from the Senate after third reading.

See transcript.


 

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September 17, 2014, 7 to 9 pm:  FIRST Keynote Forum: Sex Work in New Zealand, “Eleven Years of Decriminalisation: The Sky's Still Blue.”

For more information see our Facebook page and our Press Release.


 

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December 20, 2013: Sex Workers’ National Day of Action. Press Release.

FIRST co-sponsored a noon rally in Vancouver at 312 Main Street, to stand in solidarity with sex workers as the Supreme Court releases its decision in Bedford vs Canada.


 

November 26, 2013: TRANSITions: Navigating Borders, Work, Law and Justice. Forum: November 26, 2013, Poster.

Press Release.


 

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May 31, 2013:  June 8: Sex Workers National Day of Action! Rally, March, “Selling Sex” book launch, Film Screening. (Joint release by FIRST and Pivot Legal Society).

Press Release.


 

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November 27, 2011: Public talk: Laura Agustín: Sex at the Margins. (Also see this November 23, 2011 Georgia Straight article that interviews Ms. Agustín).


 

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November 23, 2009: Why do men buy sex? Forum, Press Release.

See full video from WorkingTV.


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June 16, 2009: Trafficking Facts and Fictions, Forum, Press Release.

See full video from WorkingTV.


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June 11, 2008: Why Decriminalize Sex Work? Forum, Press Release.

See full video from WorkingTV.