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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

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The eleventh annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is December 17 – and programs throughout the country are bringing new resources and activities to you. Many of these are open to all genders and workers into industry.

HOOK is offering it’s first class involving self-defense techniques for men in the sex industry on December 19 from 7:30-9:30 in downtown Manhattan called Setting Boundaries with Simple Self-Defense. Led by experienced martial arts professionals and instructors, the course is designed to provide you insights on how to de-escalate potentially difficult situations and get basic skills in exiting a potentially risky situation. Learn more and sign up for this or additional Rent U classes here.

In addition to this class,
check out the following activities:

Anti-Violence & Resilience Workshop and Gathering
Tuesday, December 10
Provided by Red Umbrella Project
Do you not feel safe with clients? Are you afraid of transphobic violence? Are you a social worker or resource provider for folks in the sex trades?
Center for Anti-Violence Education and Red Umbrella Project are proud to present a FREE hour and a half drop-in workshop on self-defense and anti-violence dealing with the issues of those in the sex trades hosted by the Brooklyn Community Pride Center (BCPC).
For more information or to RSVP contact Emma or call 347-927-3867

Building Resilience Together: A Sex Worker Self-Care Day

Sunday, December 15, 11AM – 4pm
Provided by SWOP-NYC
On Sunday, December 15, Sex Workers Action New York is hosting a day of self care specifically for those impacted by the sex trade. we will be sharing strategies, learning new tools, and sharing in the strength of our community in a sex worker-only space.

11 – 12:30: Strategies for Resilience: A Facilitated Workshop on sharing and developing strategies for self-care
12:30 – 2: Lunch (Provided)
2 – 3: Telling Stories: A Writing workshop
  • 3 – 4: Guided Mediation

To find out the location and details, RSVP here.

In Memory We Live On: The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Tuesday, December 17, 7:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan, 164 West 100th Street, New York, NY
Provided by SWOP-NYC
We welcome sex work communities, allies, advocates, friends and family to celebrate the memories of those we have lost, and sharing in the strength and resilience of those involved with or impacted by the sex trade. We take this solemn day every year to come together as a singular voice, and re-commit ourselves in the struggle to fight for the rights and dignity to which all are entitled.
For more information on the event, please check out our Facebook Page.

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