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Sex Work and Anti-Asian Racism: Stop “Saving” Them!

March 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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As we mourn the lost lives in Atlanta, we should continue to build solidarity and strength against all forms of oppression. The unfortunate event has not only called for attention toward anti-Asian racism, but also more in-depth analysis of multiple forms of systemic injustice, and more importantly, what we can do as social work students, researchers and practitioners. We have invited Elene Lam, Founder and Executive Director of Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network), to talk about the intersection of anti-Asian racism and gender-based violence as well as other forms of oppression such as sex work stigma and over-policing. Elene is a registered social worker and currently a PhD candidate at McMaster University. She has been actively engaged in work related to human rights, violence against women, migration, gender, and sex work justice for over 20 years. She was also the 2019 recipient of the Constance E. Hamilton Award for Women’s Equality to recognize her work in community organizing and activism. We invite you to join us in this conversation and work together to generate our next steps of resistance.

Organized by FIFSW PhD students Vivian Leung and Yu Lung


March 30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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