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Laura Lee Sex Worker Human Rights Annual Lecture

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Room 0001, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Nick Mai

Laura Lee Sex Worker Human Rights Annual Lecture

We are honoured to be hosting the second Laura Lee Sex Worker Human Rights Annual Lecture, an international collaboration between the UK Sex Work Research Hub and Irish Sex Work Research Network, to commemorate the life and work of a fearless human rights advocate and tireless and formidable activist, whose legal campaigns challenged the criminalisation of sex work in Northern Ireland and around the world. 

The keynote address will be given by Professor Nick Mai and is entitled Sex Work, Migration, and Criminalisation: Preliminary Results from the SEXHUM Project.

This lecture will summarise findings of the SEXHUM project, highlighting the negative impact of criminalisation and the positive impact of decriminalisation on the lives and rights of sex workers in Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States.

It will be followed by a panel discussion including representatives of sex worker rights organisations presenting their own research and responding to the SEXHUM findings. We are delighted to welcome:

  • Laura Watson (English Collective of Prostitutes)
  • Victoria Bee (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement)
  • Kate McGrew (Sex Workers Alliance Ireland and International Committee for the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe)

This event will be chaired by Dr Sharron Fitzgerald, co-chair of the Irish Sex Work Research Network, and followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Professor Nick Mai
Email: N.Mai@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Room 0001, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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