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June 8, 2013: Sex Workers' National Day of Action

June 5, 2013

(Toronto) On June 8th sex workers and allies across Canada will hold actions in 6 cities across Canada in support of repealing prostitution laws currently being challenged in *Bedford v. Canada*. Sex workers and their allies, families and friends are asked to come out and support sex workers in the Supreme Court challenge that will be heard on June 13. These events have been organized in solidarity with sex workers to show public support for Bedford, Lebovitch, and Scott in their courageous fight against Canada's unjust prostitution laws.

WHAT: "Sex Workers Will Be Heard!" March and Community Gathering
WHY: Sex workers are calling for the decriminalization of prostitution
WHERE: March begins at Moss Park (Queen & Sherbourne). Community Gathering at Allan Gardens WHEN: June 8 2013. March begins at 1:30PM. Community Gathering at 3 PM WHO: community leaders, sex workers and our friends, family and supporters

Prostitution laws threaten the liberty and security of almost every sex worker in all sectors of the indoor and outdoor sex industry. Sex workers and allies call for people who support the removal of all prostitution laws to be visible and vocal in their support for sex workers' rights at "Sex Workers Will Be Heard!"

The Canadian sex worker rights movement has called for the decriminalization of sex work for more than 30 years. Decriminalization is part of our larger struggle for the recognition and actualization of sex workers' rights.

For more information contact:
Chanelle Gallant
Phone: 416-964-0150
Cell: 647-362-8838

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