New York Anti-Trafficking Network’s own Juhu Thukral has a new piece in the Huffington Post on Human Trafficking and Racial Justice in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Consistent waves of media cover the issue of human trafficking, and it’s attained a fairly mainstream level of attention. So much so that January is now known as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, or as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. More people are learning about trafficking and understand it involves people in vulnerable situations experiencing coercion in their work. At its most basic, trafficking is about people living and working in a climate of fear, not free to leave exploitative and dangerous working conditions”. To read more, please go here.
A Conversation with Chi Adanna Mgbako, author of To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa and Clinical Professor of Law in the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, and Kholi Buthelezi, long-time South African sex worker activist and National Coordinator of Sisonke. Based on original fieldwork in seven African countries, To Live Freely in This World is the first book to fully document the sex workers’ rights movement in Africa. Join us for a conversation about the history, challenges, and successes of one of the most vibrant and fastest-growing segments of the global sex workers’ rights struggle. Moderated by Sienna Baskin, Co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.
You can engage and ask questions from wherever you are in the world! We will be live broadcasting this event through Periscope. Follow us on Periscope @SWP4rights or Twitter @UJCsexworkers to tune in.
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Sienna Baskin, Managing Director of the Sex Workers Project and NYATN steering committee member, was on So Popular with Janet Mock on MSNBC on January 8, 2016. The topic was sex workers’ rights and decriminalization. They discussed sex worker rights and how they are portrayed in the media and in pop culture. She was joined by Verónica Bayetti Flores, and journalist Melissa Gira Grant. You can check it out here.