Media Advisory: LEADING SEX WORK AND LABOUR ISSUE EXPERTS TO LAUNCH CRITICAL REPORT ON IMPACTS OF ANTI-TRAFFICKING LAWS IN CANADA

Media Invited to Join Virtual Webinar on Law, Policy, and Migrant Sex Workers

For immediate release 

Members of the media are invited to attend the virtual launch of a groundbreaking report, “Caught in the Carceral Web: Anti-Trafficking Laws and Policies and their Impact on Migrant Sex Workers,” that maps the tangled web of Canadian anti-trafficking laws and policies, and investigates their impact on migrant sex workers. This timely event will bring together leading experts in the field to examine the current reality of regressive sex work policy in Canada and how migrant sex workers are experiencing it. Panelists will also look toward what needs to be done to better respect the human rights of migrant sex workers in this country.

 

WHAT: Report launch and panel discussion on “Caught in the Carceral Web: Anti-Trafficking Laws and Policies and their Impact on Migrant Sex Workers”

WHEN: Monday, October 25, 2021 | 3:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this event will be held virtually. Please register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G4hMe4ArRDSYARLsGc8tKQ.

WHO:

Elene Lam – Executive Director, Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network) and PhD Candidate, School of Social Work, McMaster University

Sandra Ka Hon Chu – Co-Executive Director, HIV Legal Network

Vincent Wong – Lawyer and PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Judy Fudge – LIUNA Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professor of Global Labour Issues, School of Labour Studies, McMaster University

Moderated by Kamala Kempadoo – Professor, Department of Social Science, York University.

 

Registration for the event is free and the event will be held securely on Zoom. Interviews with select panelists are available on request. An executive summary of the report can be accessed here.

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Media Contact:

Elene Lam, lamy4@mcmaster.ca

Sandra Ka Hon Chu, schu@hivlegalnetwork.ca

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