You are invited to a community forum

Rape, Race & Prostitution:
the Cash Connection

Keynote speakers:

Selma James is a movement strategist
and lifelong campaigner for women’s rights
and anti-racism. Founder of Wages for Housework, she helped found Women Against Rape in London, England and was the first spokeswoman of the English Collective of Prostitutes. She is Intl’ Coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike.

Andaiye, is co-founder and coordinator of
Red Thread in Guyana, a self-help income-generating group bringing together low-income women across Afro/Indian/Indigenous racial divides and organizing jointly against the violence this promotes. Andaiye represented CARICOM (Caribbean governments) at the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, 1995.
Wednesday, December 5, 7:30-9:30pm
Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia, 2nd floor auditorium, San Francisco,California

Suggested Donation: $10, No one turned away Wheelchair accessible. All Welcome!
For info: 415-626-4114 Email:

A new community-based initiative
“Safety First – Protecting Sex Workers from Violence”
will be launched. You’re welcome to get involved!

Safety First is pressing for implementation of the Task Force on Prostitution, San Francisco’s groundbreaking recommendations to prioritize the safety and protection of sex workers rather than their prosecution. Millions of dollars currently spent on arrests and criminalization would go instead into resources and services for the survival and safety of women, young people and others working in the sex industry.

Safety First highlights the demand for protection and financial independence which sex workers share with all women, and the sexism, racism and other discrimination, low wages, welfare cuts, rape and domestic violence, debt, insecure immigration status, homelessness and more, which push women into prostitution.

Sponsored by: US PROStitutes Collective; In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project;
Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike and the Global Women’s Strike; Haiti Action Committee

Being Poor is NOT a Crime!