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This Sunday: Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers

This Sunday is the Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The vigil starts at 7pm and will be in front of Boston Police Headquarters at One Schroeder Plaza in Roxbury (Boston). The headquarters is between the Roxbury Crossing and Ruggles stops on the MBTA Orange line, and a short walk from either. You can park in residential parking spots and metered spots are free. We are happy to join with the Harvard Law School’s Sex Worker Advocacy Network for this event.

With FOSTA, HR 6729, and the increasing corporate concentration of the ways we communicate, sex workers face an even more precarious life.  This is why the December 16th vigil to mourn sex workers lost to violence, and to renew our commitment to greater rights and safety for all sex workers is so important. Attempts to equate all sex work with sex trafficking got us FOSTA. Supporting people’s right to control their bodies is part of the effort to end laws that hinder our ability to speak and share freely.

There are multiple ways you can help make the vigil successful:

Additionally, please sign our petition to urge Senators Warren and Markey to put a hold on HR 6729, which would allow warrantless searches of our bank accounts, and urge others to sign it.

For more info or to volunteer, please email Desmond Ravenstone at desmondravenstone@yahoo.com or info@masspirates.org.

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