“Sex Work is Real Work”: workshop from Maggie's - The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 23:00 to Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 01:00

"Sex Work is Real Work", is a workshop delivered by Kara Gillies and Jen La Fauci Gordon from Maggie's: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project. Why is decriminalizing sex work integral to human and labour rights? Did you know Ontario sex workers have taken a lead on challenging discriminatory laws in Canada? This workshop will also explore current issues facing the diversity of sex workers, including how some feminist movements have further stigmatized sex workers and how we can create sex worker positive spaces in student organizing.

Maggie's is an organization run for and by sex workers. Their mission is to assist sex workers in their efforts to live and work with safety and dignity. They are founded on the belief that in order to improve their circumstances, sex workers must control their own lives and destinies.

Light meal will be provided.




The Centre for Women and Trans People UofT
563 Spadina Ave. (North of college, east side of Spadina) Room 100. Wheelchair accessible via Bancroft Avenue.
M5S 2J7 Toronto , ON
43° 39' 35.838" N, 79° 24' 1.0656" W
Ontario CA
The Centre for Women and Trans People UofT - Margaret staff person

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.


We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.