Information meeting about the FORUM XXX
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Date : le jeudi 27 janvier 2005
Heure : de 17 :00 à 20 :00 Lieu : 2065 rue Parthenais au sous-sol

In honour of Stella’s 10th anniversary, Stella, an organization by and for sex workers, is proud to invite you to our Forum XXX: Celebrating a Decade of Action, Designing our Future. Associated with the DMSC and Cabiria, two organizations who are also celebrating a decade of action and activism, we are seeking to get together, exchange our experiences and celebrate 10 years of action and solidarity in the struggle for sex workers’ rights.

The Forum XXX will take place at the Université du Québec à Montréal (Québec, Canada) from May 18-22nd, 2005.

Our objectives are: · Take stock of the sex worker rights movement; · Develop common visions and; · Strategize around actions for the future.

To represent the different issues for sex workers the program will be developed around the following themes: · Me and My Work · Sex Work and Society · Sex Work and the Law

The program is composed of many activities including discussion groups, a public conference,workshops,a party, etc. Consult the preliminary program. It will be updated regularly so please consult it often!

This forum addresses people who work or have worked in the sex industry, who adhere to the following criteria : · Understand of the diverse reality of sex work; · Recognize sex work as a form of work; · Is involved or would like to be involved in the struggle for and recognition of sex workers’ rights and; · Is involved or would like to be involved in the fight for the decriminalization of sex work.

Places are limited at 250, 80% of participants will be sex workers.

There is no cost to participate in the Forum. Participants will be provided with breakfast and lunch at the Forum. Lodging is also available; 60 double rooms at a hotel have been reserved and there are many sex workers and activists who have offered up space for the rest of the participants who cannot be lodged in a hotel. It is also possible for us to help you with certain costs related to the event if you indicate your financial needs on the registration form.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Please visit us and register for the Forum XXX on http://www.chezstella.org

Due to a lack of resources, we are not able to translate the web site, in its entirety, in Spanish. The registration form and up to date news, however, will be available in Spanish shortly.

Best,

Jenn Clamen and Valérie Boucher Forum XXX 2005 Coordinators Stella