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Author Dr. Melinda Chateauvert Keynote Speaker For Fundraiser

Fundraiser for the Litigate to Emancipate Legal Fund

According to Dr. Chateauvert, despite the acceptance of “sluts” the “prostitute” remains a deeply embedded symbolic marker between decency and disrespect … money changes everything. The event is open to the public.

Where: Alchemy~ 1060 Folsom street San Francisco’s premier private dungeon~ Folsom Street San Francisco, California

When: Sunday January 26, 2014 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Melinda Chateauvert is an author, historian, and activist. Her new book, Sex Workers Unite! A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk, (Beacon Press, January, 2014) recasts sex workers — of all genders, persuasions and occupations — as key activists in struggles for gay liberation, women’s rights, reproductive justice, union organizing and prison abolition, and holds that sex worker rights are ultimately human rights www.sexworkersunite.com.

Dr. Chateauvert is currently at fellow at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a participant in the New Orleans Free School. She has taught courses on civil rights, community organizing, and gender and sexuality for more than twenty years. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Sex Work: Writing about Women in the Sex Industry (Cleis Press, 1986, 1997), the Journal of African American History, the Journal of Women’s History, $pread Magazine, Labor History, swaay and Tits and Sass. She is a member of the Centaur MC of Washington, DC, and an honorary member of the Philadelphians; she a past member of the New Orleans Leather Alliance, and former board member of HIPS in Washington, DC. In addition to sitting as a board member at the Leather Archives & Museum, she participates in the Positive Justice Project to decriminalize HIV+ status, the Desiree Alliance of sex workers, and serves as an advisor for Women With A Vision in New Orleans.

Money raised will support the Litigate to Emancipate Legal Fund sponsored by the Erotic Service Providers Legal Education and Research Project: a sex worker-lead nonprofit committed to empowering the erotic community and advancing sexual privacy rights through legal advocacy, education, and research.

Media Visuals Available: Cover of Sex Workers Unite, History of the Movement from Stonewall To Slutwalk and photo of Melinda Chateauvert

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