FIRST is proud to host Laura Agustín, an internationally renowned sex worker rights advocate and an expert on undocumented migration and informal labour markets. She will be giving a talk based on her book, Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry.
Sunday 27 November 2011
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
350 West Georgia Street
Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Room (lower level)
Vancouver, British Columbia
The 4th annual World Peace Forum Teach In in Vancouver discussions ideas surrounding our theme "Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Another World Is Possible, But How Do We Get There?".
Nov 11 at the WISE Hall on Victoria Street: Learn about the subversive symbolism of the Wizard of Oz, listen to it's great music, and then watch the movie.
Nov 12 at Langara College: a great program exploring recent and current attempts to "build a
new world from the ashes of the old", including Fred Magdoff (co-author of What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism).
It's only a week away now and advance polling has started - but since the topic of Vancouver elections has come up in a thread about BC provincial politics, I thought I'd start this thread too.
On Saturday a woman died in her tent at Occupy Vancouver and Vancouver's mayor has responded, not by questioning how the city is failing people in need of essential services such as food, housing, mental and physical healthcare, but by threatening legal action to end the encampment. Down the street, witnesses at the Missing Women Inquiry are recalling the deadly failure that resulted from the city using the courts to move other vulnerable group -- sex workers -- out of sight: a move now seen as escalating harm and contributing to deaths.
Can Mayor Robertson invoke safety and security to move the vulnerable residents of Occupy Vancouver to out-of-sight locations where they will again be denied the services they are receiving at Occupy Vancouver?