We invite you to celebrate Sex Worker Rights Day, and join us for a documentary short film screening about sex worker activism around the world.
When: Monday, March 3, 2014
Door opens at 7pm | Screening begins at 7:30pm
Where: Multikulti – 1000 N. Milwaukee – 4th Floor
Tickets: Online Purchase by Sat, 3/1 at 11pm – 5. | At Door – 8.
Gabriela Leite is the first sex worker to run for Brazilian Congress.
After thirty years of fighting to improve the working conditions and the legal and societal status of sex workers in Brazil, Leite runs for office. “A Kiss for Gabriela” tells the story of her 2010 campaign as she faces 822 opponents and challenges a male dominated political system to see if a sex worker, activist, wife, mother, and cultural icon since founding the clothing line, Daspu, can beat the odds and win the election.
Dir. Laura Murray | 29 min
In 2012, the International Aids Conference returned to the United States to celebrate elimination of the US immigration and travel ban by HIV+ persons. But at that time, a ban on US travel by the two groups most effected by HIV/AIDS–sex workers and drug users–remained.
While researchers, policy makers and politicians gathered in Washington for the conference, sex workers convened in Kolkata for an alternative summit: the Sex Worker Freedom Festival. “The Honey Bringer” documents the festival through interviews with sex workers from Asia, South America, Africa and Europe and footage of conversations and performances by attendees. The Honey Bringer presents an intimate view of the oppression and resilience of sex worker communities from around the world and sends a clear message to the rest of society: that it is not victimhood, but power that speaks.
Co-Dir. Vincent Lee and Clare Havell with Sex Worker Open University | 32 min
Many thanks to the following for making this event possible!
- The Kiss for Gabriela team and Sex Worker Open University for Complementary Screening Permission
- West Town Bakery