Public lecture: Buying Sex is NOT a Sport

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 23:00 to Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 01:00

Buying Sex IS NOT a Sport.

The flesh trade is a sophisticated, multi-billion dollar industry based on the buying and selling of sexual access to the bodies of poor women and children. Women are routinely trafficked both domestically and internationally to serve as the "supply" for this "demand." Canada already has a robust problem with trafficking, and with thousands of visitors coming for the 2010 Olympic Games we will only see a rise in this exploitation. Come hear about trafficking in Canada and how you can effect change in your community.

Sponsors: UBC Faculty of Law and REED (Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity)

Speakers:

Janine Benedet - UBC Faculty of Law
Cherry Smiley - Aboriginal Women's Action Network
Trisha Baptie - EVE (Exploited Voices Educating)
Michelle Miller- Buying Sex is Not a Sport
Lee Lakeman - Canadian Assoc. of Sexual Assault Centres

Moderator: Erin Graham - UBC PhD Student

 

UBC, Geography 200
1984 West Mall UBC
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 48.9168" N, 123° 8' 18.834" W
British Columbia CA
Michelle Miller

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