In response to Ontario's latest COVID-19 measures we are collaborating with lawyers Dave Shellnutt of The Biking Lawyer LLP and Sima Atri of Movement Defence Committee/Community Justice Collective for this month's Real Work Group to bring you a Know Your Rights session.
This session will outline legal information on human rights for SWers in police interactions during the pandemic.
This space is exclusive to participants who are current and former SWers.
*We will be live-streaming the session on social media to help maximize our outreach. Feel free to keep your video off and change your profile name as preferred*
After registration you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting details. If you don't receive this confirmation in 24 hours, be sure to check your spam/junk folder. If you require assistance or have any questions you may contact Jenny at email@example.com
About Maggie's Toronto:
We're one of Canada's oldest by and for sex worker justice organizations. We've served Toronto's downtown east end since 1986.
Our mission is to empower sex workers to live and work with safety and dignity and to lead the fight for decriminalization and sex workers’ rights in Canada.
Maggie’s is founded on a number of principles which guides our activities:
-Sex work is socially legitimate, important, and valuable work;
-Sex work is not the same as human trafficking;
-Sex worker empowerment stops human trafficking;
-Sex work is not intrinsically dangerous, oppressive or exploitative;
-Selling sex is a pragmatic and sensible response to a limited range of financial options;
-The oppression of sex workers does not affect everyone in the same way; and
-Sex workers can be safer sex professionals.