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No Saviors, No Prisons: SWers Speak!

April 15, 2023 @ 4:30 pm 8:00 pm

πŸ’Œ RSVP for location and updates from the organizer HERE. πŸ’Œ 

Details: Saturday, April 15, 4:30 – 8 PM

In-person: Houston, TX 
Virtual: Live-Streaming and Recorded

What To Expect:

  • Panel Discussion
  • Community Tabling
  • Fun Activities
  • Potluck

😷 Bring a mask! 😷

Social Work’s relationship with people in the sex trades overwhelmingly endangers, incarcerates, and controls those it claims to support. The profession routinely neglects the perspectives of sex workers, leading to practices that violate its ethical standards of social justice, self-determination, and the dignity and worth of the person.

No Saviors, No Prisons: Sex Workers Speak! urges us to commit to liberatory work by and with people in the sex trades as part of the larger abolitionist movement. 

Social workers must challenge anti-sex work laws and practices that further the state’s criminalization of BIPOC, trans, queer, immigrant, and houseless folks. Likewise, sex worker advocates must center our work in the abolitionist struggle to upend white supremacy, capitalism, cispatriarchy, and imperialism. 

πŸ’› Together, we can build a world rooted in care, not punishment πŸ’›

Join us to challenge carceral practices and imagine social work that strives alongside sex workers toward liberation!

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Sponsored by University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, New Moon Fund, Houston DSA, Lilith Fund.

Special Thanks to fiscal sponsor West Street Recovery.