“Sex, Work, Rights: Making the case for sex workers’ health and human rights”

A PUBLIC LECTURE BY PROFESSOR ALAN YOUNG

Thursday, June 9, 2011

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Novotel Toronto Centre

45 The Esplanade, Toronto ON

FREE ADMISSION.  RECEPTION TO FOLLOW.

Alan Young is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and counsel in the landmark Ontario case Bedford v. Canada, involving a challenge to Canada’s prostitution laws.  Professor Young will discuss the history and evolution of the criminalization of prostitution in Canada, its impact on the health and safety of sex workers, the steps and strategy taken (and obstacles faced) to launch the constitutional challenge in Ontario, and the anticipated impact of the decriminalization of prostitution in Canada.

This FREE event is part of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network’s

3rd SYMPOSIUM ON HIV, LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS - “LITIGATING FOR CHANGE"

June 9-10, 2011

Novotel Toronto Centre

Symposium Topics Include:

  • Criminal prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases
  • Constitutional challenges to Canada’s prostitution laws
  • Canadian drug laws and supervised injection sites
  • Health policy issues in the media, and using social media for community engagement
  • Litigating to advance human rights and HIV-related issues in Canada

Speakers include Nikki Thomas, Executive Director of Sex Professionals of Canada; and Émilie Laliberté of STELLA Montreal.  

$50 REGISTRATION FEE – Discounts available for SWAN members and affiliates.   For more information and to register visit www.aidslaw.ca/symposium or contact Lindsey at lsimms@aidslaw.ca.