Today, September 14th, we celebrate Sex Worker Pride, a global event that recognizes achievements of the sex worker rights movement. Sex Worker Pride was initiated in 2019 by the NSWP, with the aim to increase visibility of sex worker stories and activism. Despite ongoing harms caused by intersections of criminalization, stigma, and racial and gender oppressions, sex workers, and particularly racialized and marginalized sex workers, demonstrate unparalleled resiliency to bring safety, justice and occupational rights to their lives.
In response to anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism and colonial police brutality, UBC and SFU faculty at CGSHE will be joining thousands of faculty across Canadian universities in supporting a labour action strike #ScholarStrikeCanada on September 9-10, 2020. The Canadian action for racial justice Scholar Strike is aligned with and inspired by Dr. Anthea Butler in the U.S.