From the Hollaback! website:
Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment — in all its forms. We believe that we all deserve to be who we are, wherever we are.
We believe we all have a role to play in disrupting harassment and building a culture where it is no longer seen as “just the price you have to pay” for being a woman, LGBTQ+, a person of color, or any other marginalized identity. We teach people to take action, and to reach across their own identities to ally with others and establish a united front against harassment each time we witness it.
“These Kinds of People”: How and Why We Must Support Asian Sex Workers
by Sammy Rei Schwarz
March 24, 2021
“They were not these kinds of people,” replied the former neighbor of Xiaojie Tan, owner of Young’s Asian Massage Parlor, in response to reports that the Atlanta shooter may have been purchasing sexual services at her business. “They were good, honest people.”
When I read these words in the Washington Post, a familiar pain pierced my gut. The implication was clear: people like me—Asian sex workers—are neither good nor honest. As an Asian American woman in the sex industry, I’m accustomed to the prejudice most people hold towards this kind of work, but it never gets easier to stomach.
While many share the grief of this tragedy, Asian women in the sex trade bear the emotional trauma disproportionately.
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The Clients & Sexuality in Social Work, Community Engagement and Justice, Harm Reduction, Mental Health, Media and Social Justice Caucus, API Caucus, and Community Engagement and Justice Caucuses of Columbia School of Social Work present Sex Work X Social Work: a series of panels that explore activism, organizing, education and support surrounding Sex Workers and Sex Worker’s rights. Topics will range from culturally competent Mental Healthcare, Mutual Aid Funds and Community Organizing, and needed policy changes towards a goal of decriminalizing sex work.
Tuesday, April 13th 7-8 EST: Health and Mental Health Care
Wednesday, April 14th 7-8 EST: Policy and Decriminalization
** I'll be speakingon Thursday: April 15th7-8 EST Community Organizing and Mutual Aid
If you have a Columbia UNI, RSVP here: https://forms.gle/pDBq7xfeHmRL3xor7
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