Sex Work After Bedford: Legal Reform in Canada

Sex Work After Bedford: Legal Reform in Canada

The Joint Chair in Women’s Studies,

At the University of Ottawa and Carleton University invites you to a Conference on

 Sex Work After Bedford:  Legal Reform in Canada

 

When:       Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AND Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:      Social Sciences Building, Room 4007 (4th Floor), 120 University Private, University of Ottawa

Speakers:

Catherine Healy, National Coordinator, New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, New Zealand Valerie Scott, Legal Coordinator of SPOC (Sex Professionals of Canada), one of the three plaintiffs who brought forward the Bedford case Robyn Maynard, Outreach Worker at Stella, l’Amie de Maimie (Montreal organization providing support to sex workers) Frances M. Shaver, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University Alan N. Young, Professor, Osgoode Law School, York University, the lawyer who argued the Bedford case before the Supreme Court Maria Nengeh Mensah, Professor of Social Work, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Emily Symons, POWER (Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work, Educate and Resist) Zhaawanongnoodin (Colleen Cardinal), Families of Sisters in Spirit, Ottawa Megan Rivers-Moore, Professor, Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University Kristen Gilchrist, Families of Sisters in Spirit, Ottawa Libby Davies, Member of Parliament for Vancouver East, British Columbia (NDP) Chris Bruckert, Professor of Criminology, University of Ottawa – and Member of POWER (Prostitutes of Ottawa-Gatineau Work, Educate and Resist) Sheri Kiselbach, Violence Prevention Coordinator, PACE Society, Vancouver

The event will be bilingual, with simultaneous translation.

Free admission – Registration required at hboudre@uOttawa.ca<mailto:hboudre@uOttawa.ca>

INFO : Pamela Walker, Pamela.Walker@Carleton.ca<mailto:Pamela.Walker@Carleton.ca> or Hélène Boudreault, 613-520-6644

 

Horaire de la Conférence / Conference Schedule

Mercredi, 26 mars /Wednesday, March 26

9h 00-9h 30  Accueil et café / Welcome and Coffee

Professeur/Professor Michael Orsini, Directeur de l’Institut d’études des femmes, Université d’Ottawa/Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies, University of Ottawa

Professeure/Professor Pamela J. Walker, Ttitulaire de la Chaire conjointe en études des femmes à l’Université d’Ottawa et Carleton University/Incumbent of the Joint Chair in Women’s Studies, at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University

9h 30-11h 30

Présidente de Session Chair: Prof. Ummni Khan, Carleton University

Chris Bruckert, Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa: “Beyond Pimps, Procurers and Parasites: Reflections on the Roles of Third Parties in the Sex Industry”

Maria Mensah, UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal): “Chiffres, émotions et concurrence des témoignages: petite histoire du concours féministe pour la reconnaissance et la décriminalisation du travail du sexe”

Megan Rivers-Moore, Carleton University: “Criminalizing Clients: Transnational Connections”

Frances M. Shaver, Concordia University: “Closing the Research-Policy Gap: Reflections from 30 years of Sex Industry Research”

11h 30 – 11h 45  Café/Coffee

11h 45-12h 45

Présidente de Session Chair: Pamela J. Walker

Catherine Healy, National Coordinator, New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective: “It’s One Up for Decriminalization: Sex Worker Awarded $25,000” New Zealand law recognizes Sex Work

12h 45-13h 45 LUNCH

Il y a des restaurants à proximité où les membres de l’auditoire pourront acheter leur déjeuner / There are restaurants nearby where audience members may purchase lunch.

14h 00-15h 00

Présidente de Session Chair:  Katherine Van Meyl, dir. adjointe/vice-chair of POWER

Valerie Scott, Sex Professionals of Canada: “Occupational Rights v Forced Rescue”

15h 00-15h 15 Café /Coffee

15h 15-15h 30

Présidente de Session Chair:  Frederique Chabot, membre de/member of POWER

Libby Davies, MP (Vancouver East): “What’s Next: Parliament’s Role”

15h 30- 16h 15

Sheri Kiselbach, PACE Society – Violence Prevention Coordinator: “The Realities and Complexities of Sex Work”

16h 45 Fin de la conférence pour la journée/ Conference closes for the day

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Horaire de la Conférence / Conference Schedule

Jeudi, 27 mars /Thursday, March 27

9h 00-10h 00

Présidente de Session Chair:  Catherine Healy, New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective

Alan Young, Osgoode Hall Law School: “Prostitution, Pot and the Charter of Rights”

10h 00-11h 30 :

Présidente de Session Chair:  Ann Morneau,  Carleton University, graduate student in Women’s and Gender Studies

Robyn Maynard, Stella, l’Amie de Maimie: “Analyse des nombreux besoins et préoccupations entourant le travail du sexe”

Emily Symons, POWER: “Decolonizing Struggles for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Sex Trading/Working People”

Zhaawanongnoodin (Colleen Cardinal), Families of Sisters in Spirit

Kristen Gilchrist, Families of Sisters in Spirit

11h 30 Clôture de la conférence / Conference ends

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