Along with METRAC/OWJN, the IFLS held a panel discussion on November 24 in order to ask “how we might map out the way that this case shifts the debate and the context of the debate around sex work in Canada”.
The whole session was taped – so if you couldn’t make it, here it is, in streamed video. If you want to hear from only one of our speakers, you can hear their presentation by scrolling below and clicking on their photo.
Thanks to the generous and talented Manori Ravindran (Journalism/Ryerson) for the photos. The introduction to the session is here.
“Public policy has to do a lot more than just express simple moral preferences.” – Alan Young
“…often times the laws and regulations which can make it much more precarious and sort of de facto push people into working [outdoors]….”
Questions from the audience.
More information about the presenters:
Emily van der Meulen is a community-based researcher and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for
Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital. She holds a supplementary Post-Doctoral Fellowship
with the Comparative Program on Health and Society, Munk School of Global Affairs and is a 2010-2011 Visiting Fellow in the Lillian S. Robinson Scholars Program at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. She completed her doctoral studies at York University where she conducted an action research project that examined the relationship between Canadian policy and sex workers’ ability to organize for improved labour, health, and human rights under criminalization. She has been involved with Maggie’s: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project for over four years.