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.

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.



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Improving Laws and Policies for Sex Workers