Decriminalizing Sex Work in DC Is a Racial Justice Issue
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Please join the O’Neill Institute and the Whitman-Walker Institute for this virtual event as part of Black History Month. The discussion will focus on sex worker rights as a racial justice issue, the history of sex work policing in DC, and findings and recommendations from the recent report, Improving Laws and Policies to Protect Sex Workers and Promote Health and Wellbeing.
Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET.
Informed by focus groups with mostly Black, LGBTQ sex workers and interviews with DC government officials and other key figures, the report reveals the importance of sex work decriminalization and other reforms for achieving DC’s public health goals and for advancing racial justice.
- Sean Bland, Senior Associate, O’Neill Institute
- Benjamin Brooks, Assistant Director of Policy, Whitman-Walker Institute
- Tamika Spellman, HIPS
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be sent to by Friday, February 12, to lawoneillinstitute@georgetown.