“What Sex Workers Know About How to End Sexual and All Violence Against Women”
As long as sex workers aren’t safe–no woman is safe!
Maggie’s: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project is an organization run for and by local sex workers. Our mission is to assist sex workers in our efforts to live and work with safety and dignity. In this workshop, Keisha and Phoenix will address the current situation of sex workers (including our fight for decriminalization) outline how the oppression of sex workers effects all women (including trans women) by contributing to rape culture and share how supporting justice for sex workers is a necessary part of resisting sexual and physical violence against all women.
Facilitated by Keisha Scott and Phoenix Katt of Maggie’s: Toronto Sex Workers Action Project. To view the Facebook event page, please click here: http://www.facebook.com/events/531183386906673/
Looking for a Self-Defence Course?
SASSL will be holding two sets of Wen-Do courses this semester. The first will be held on Saturday February 2nd and 9th, 2013. A five-week course will be held on Tuesday evenings from March 19th to April 16th, 2013. The course will be free to York affiliated people (students, alumni, staff); all other interested community members will have to pay a nominal $35 fee. If you would like to take the course, please contact email@example.com; you must be able to attend all 5 classes. Wen-Do courses are specifically for participants who self-identify as women.
New this year, Sport York will also be holding Wen-Do courses! Classes will be held over one full weekend at the Tait Mackenzie Centre. The two weekends to choose from are April 6th, 2013 and April 13th, 2013. These courses will be held in Studio 6 at Tait McKenzie from 10am-5pm each day. You can register in person at Client Services at the Tait McKenzie Centre. A valid YU-card, membership card or photo ID must be shown. Payment can be made with cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard. The course is free but a $10 fee is required to hold your spot in the course. For more information check out Sports & Recreation York at http://recreation.yorku.ca and click on Recreation Guide.
We Listen to the Survivors
External Outreach Coordinator Aaliyah Khan, discusses the history and future of SASSL with Urban Times. The article can be read at http://www.theurbn.com/2012/06/we-listen-to-the-survivors-sassl-at-york-university/
After much consideration and lengthy discussion, the members of the SASSL executive have decided to adjust SASSL’s name to better reflect the variety of work that SASSL takes part in, such as education about sexual assault, outreach, and advocacy in the York and surrounding community. SASSL now stands for
The Sexual Assault Survivors’ Support Line and Leadership. Despite our name change, we will continue to provide a 24 hour crisis line during the school year, as well as walk-in support at our Student Centre office, in addition to educational outreaches and information sessions on the York University campus and in the GTA.