Learning from Lived Experience: Getting relief to the streets

 

“It’s becoming harder for [sex workers] to keep [themselves] safe. I don’t mean safe from COVID-19, I mean safe from rape, safe from theft, safe from being kidnapped, that kind of safety.”

- WISH Drop-In Centre Society’s Executive Director, Mebrat Beyene.

Megaphone’s cover story: Getting relief to the streets explains how Covid-19 has impacted sex work

Join a virtual & interactive conversation led by people with lived experience of poverty and sex work. Together, we will discuss the cover story and reflect on how available supports for sex workers could be different post-COVID-19.


What you can expect:

* In interactive breakout groups, we will discuss what we learned from the cover story and what questions it brought up 

* Interactive Q & A with Suzanne Kilroy, Megaphone vendor and peer support worker with WISH’s Transitions project & Louise Boilevin, Megaphone vendor & speaker 

* Interactive group reflection on how sex work support could look different post-Covid-19

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Megaphone offers people experiencing poverty and homelessness products, platforms and training programs to help them earn a living while advocating for themselves and their communities. Through this new virtual dialogue program, Megaphone is working to build an understanding and empathetic response to two public health crises: Covid-19, and the ongoing overdose crisis. 

 

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If donation amount is a barrier to participation, contact speakersbureau@megaphonemagazine.com to receive your free ticket.

 

 

WHEN
July 29, 2020 at 4pm - 5:30pm
WHERE
Zoom
CONTACT
Krista Butler · · 6042559701 ext 137

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