Street Legal: Katrina Pacey stands up for sex workers

You've got to fight for your right to do just about anything when you're part of society's marginalized, and in Megaphone Issue #99 we examine some of those struggles, from sex work to housing, to breathing clean air and, of course, to party.

 

Sex workers' rights in B.C. have come a long way, from discussions in Downtown Eastside support groups all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. In this issue, we profile Katrina Pacey, the Pivot Legal Society lawyer behind B.C. sex workers' challenge of Canadian laws against sex work on the basis they put women in danger. From a childhood in West Van to a practice in the Downtown Eastside, we detail Pacey's journey from feminist activist to legal advocate.

 

Also in this issue, we take the federal government to task for its failure to support new social housing in Vancouver, Ray-Cam Community Centre's daycare fights for it's special needs funding, the Asia hotel threatens to evict its tenants only to take it back, and we take a deeper look at the realities behind the Homelessness Count numbers. All this and more; including David Suzuki, vendor profiles, poetry, arts listings. Pick up a copy from your vendor today!

 

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