In honor of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, SWOP Chicago is holding a panel discussion and vigil at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum on December 17th. SWOP is calling for current or former sex workers to share their experiences of police violence at the event. This call is also extended to those who have experienced police brutality as a result of their gender identity/presentation. Statements can be given in-person at the event or submitted anonymously by e-mail and read aloud by a SWOP member. Speakers will have approximately ten (10) minutes to share their stories during the discussion portion of the evening. The event begins at 7:00 pm and will end at approximately 8:30 pm.
Through this event, we aim to raise awareness of the pervasive nature of institutional violence and to honor the voices of those who have experienced such brutality. If you are interested in contributing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our hotline at (312) 252-3880 as soon as possible to discuss further details. Thank you!