Media Advisory: Vancouver sex workers to release “Know Your Rights” cards

Vancouver, B.C. [December 2]—On Thursday, December 3, sex workers and allied organizations will release “Know Your Rights” cards ahead of the one-year anniversary of federal laws criminalizing their work.

The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act (Bill C-36) became law on December 6, 2014. The cards will be distributed to sex workers in Vancouver and across Canada.  

Speakers include: 
  • Brenda Belak, Sex Workers’ Rights Campaigner, Pivot Legal Society
  • Alison Clancey, SWAN Vancouver
  • Members of the Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence
 
What:          Sex Workers’ “Know Your Rights” cards release
Where:         Pivot Legal Society
                    121 Heatley Ave., Vancouver, B.C. (Google Map)
When:          Thursday, December 3 at 11:00am
 
For additional information, please contact:
Kevin Hollett, Communications Director: 778-848-3420, kevin@pivotlegal.org
 
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About Pivot Legal Society
Pivot Legal Society is a leading Canadian human rights organization that uses the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Canada. Pivot’s award winning work includes challenging laws and policies that force people to the margins of society and keep them there. Since 2002 Pivot has won major victories for sex workers’ rights, police accountability, affordable housing, and health and drug policy.