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Revolting Prostitutes: Juno Mac and Molly Smith on the Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights
6th November, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive—and can the police deliver justice?
Revolting Prostitutes: Juno Mac and Molly Smith on the Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights, Tuesday 6th November, 6pm to 7.30pm, 16+
In conversation, sex workers Juno Mac and Molly Smith discuss their new book Revolting Prostitutes, which brings a fresh perspective to questions that have long been contentious. Speaking from a growing global sex worker rights movement, and situating their argument firmly within wider questions of migration, work, feminism, and resistance to white supremacy, they make clear that anyone committed to working towards justice and freedom should be in support of the sex worker rights movement. The conversation will be chaired by Layla-Roxanne Hill.
Juno Mac is a sex worker and activist with the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM), a sex worker–led collective with branches in London, Leeds and Glasgow.
Molly Smith is a sex worker and activist with the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM). She is also involved with SCOT-PEP, a sex worker–led charity based in Edinburgh, which is working to decriminalise sex work in Scotland. She has written articles on sex work policy for Guardian and New Republic.
Layla-Roxanne Hill is an activist, writer and artist-curator. Her areas of interest are found in (de)construction of cultural production, marginality and decolonialism. She is Head of Engagement at investigative journalism platform, The Ferret. Layla-Roxanne advocates for wide-ranging social change and is also active within the trade union movement, holding positions on the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) National and Scottish Executive Council(s) and Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC) Black Workers’ Committee. She has a co-authored chapter in the forthcoming book Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity in Critical Events (Routledge) and can be found online: @lrh151
This event is open to all (16+). Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.