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Lives at Stake: Sex Work and COVID-19

'Lives at Stake: Imara Jones in Residence'

Originally Aired: Thursday, April 23, 2020

Imara Jones

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Overview

Journalist-in-Residence Imara Jones continues her monthly residency with a discussion on whether the COVID-19 crisis reveals that it’s time to decriminalize sex work. Jones will be joined by activists Aria Sa’idToni-Michelle Williams, and Cecilia Gentili, and New York State Senator Jessica Ramos.

Live captioning will be available during the show through StreamText. Please open this URL in a separate browser to follow along.

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The COVID-19 outbreak has had a devastating impact on sex work and sex workers. Sex work has played a vital role in trans communities for a variety of historic, socio-economic and cultural reasons. Therefore, the ongoing marginalization of sex workers, with their exclusion from many forms of Coronavirus government assistance helps raises the question of whether it’s time to decriminalize or even legalize sex work.

The trans community, allies and those who wish to learn more are all welcome to join us to share experiences, insights, questions and celebrations by tweeting @TheGreeneSpace and using the hashtags #translash #livesatstake.

 

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