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SWOP Presents: Human Rights, Prostitution & the Role of Government

Thursday, May 5th, 11AM- 6:30 PM

Space is limited, so we are asking participants to pre-register. Visit registration page at:

Forum Registration

 For further info, write: Sex Workers Outreach Project at

Event Title: SF Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival Presents
Sex Workers Outreach Project Forum: Human Rights, Prostitution & the
Role of Government

Join local, national and interneational sex worker rights advocates to discuss the future of prostituties rights in California. Come and weigh in, discuss this issue with sex workers, supporters, legal professionals, union leaders, elected and other government officials as we talk about the possibilities of prostitution law reform. The reform of prostitution laws is a human rights issue. Come hear from a host of personnel on this complicated, contentious and persistant issue. Lunch will be served from noon to 1pm. Registration is recommended as space is limited 415-341-7656. The forum will end with a cable car tour of San Francisco.

Date and Time: Thursday, May 5th 11-6 PM
Location: City Hall (register first at
Cost: No Charge
Media Contact: Carol Leigh 415-751-1659; Robyn Few 415-341-7656

12- 1 PM Politicians Weigh In
Senator John Burton; SF Supervisor Jake
McGoldrick; Alameda Supervisor Nate Miley
11-12 PM Prostitution in the USA
Kat Walker,SWOP Texas; Jeanette Maier, Canal
Street Madam New Orleans; Norma Jean
Almodovar (Cop To Call Girl) Los Angeles; Carol

1- 2 PM International Perspective
Janelle Fawkes, President of Australia's Scarlet
Alliance; Elena Jeffreys, Australian Performance
Artist SWOP AU; Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock,
Author and Visiting Scholar; Wang Fang Ping
COSWAS;Robyn Few, discussing New Zealand
Prostitutes Collective.

2- 3 PM State of the Union
Tim Paulson, SF Labor Council; Maria Abadesco
Head of Labor Studies Program; Maxine Doogan,
Erotic Service Providers Union; Wang Fang Ping,
Taiwan Electoral Candidate and Secretary
General of COSWAS; Rebecca Cooper, United
Steel Workers of America.

3-4 PM Prostitution and the Law
Jeff Adachi SF Public Defender; Marianne Barrett
Asst. D.A.; Lt. Michael Yoell, Oakland PD.

4:15- 6:30 PM Barbary Coast Tour
Take a champagne cable car cruise through the Red Light District.

Hear the history of prostitution in San Francisco.
Forum participants-Donations accepted; Guests-$25. Meet at City Hall on the Polk Street side.