Skip to main content

No One Is Illegal - Toronto Statement on 25 years of Maggie's Sex Workers Action Project

Posted in

As Maggie’s Sex Workers Action Project celebrates 25 years of existence, we at No One Is Illegal - Toronto would like to take a moment to commend your organization on a quarter century of creating substantive change in the lives of sex workers.

We stand in firm solidarity with Maggie’s Sex Workers Action Project mission to support and advance sex workers’ right to live and work with dignity and in safety. These struggles for dignity, for justice, for self-determination unite our organizing efforts at a foundational level and continue to strengthen our bonds of solidarity.

We understand that justice for sex workers means justice for migrants. We understand that those laws that criminalize sex workers work in conjunction with the laws and borders that criminalize migrants. We know that to fight for decent, safe work environments for sex workers means also to fight workplace raids by police and immigration enforcement, detentions and deportations. We know that in fighting Harper’s anti-woman agenda, we are fighting to ensure all women and trans-folk, regardless of immigration status, have access to essential services like healthcare, including reproductive health services, and anti-VAW spaces. We know that to struggle for an end to violence against sex workers is to resist the racist, colonial violence exacted on indigenous women in particular. We know that the struggle for sex worker self-determination is a struggle for status for all.

Maggie’s struggle is integrally linked to our own. While the forces our movements are up against are formidable, united in solidarity, so too are we.

In struggle and solidarity,
No One Is Illegal - Toronto

================================================

October 30-Maggie's Turns 25!

Maggie's: Toronto sex workers action project is celebrating 25 years as on of the oldest sex-worker-run organizations in the world & we want you with us at our big $exy bash!!

You are whordially invited to join your sisters and brothers in the skin trade for an evening of debauchery and dancing. With a special cabaret, celebrating our lives featuring:

Ill Nana
Lucas Silveira
CoCo LaCreme
Mercedes Lee
Pole dancing by the Pole Club
Sabrina
MC Jazz Kamal
Chester Brown reading from his book "Paying For It"
DJ's Secret Agent and Cozmic Cat! Auctions, prizes and Whore-overs
Fluffy Souffle as your mistress of iniquity

Sunday October 30
Filmore's 212 Dundas Street East
Doors at 8 pm
$5 for sex workers (no one turned away for lack of funds)
$15-20 for allies
(we are still recruiting volunteers!)
Tix available at Good For Her, the door & Maggie's
All proceeds go towards our national fight for the decriminalization of sex work in Canada

The majority of Filmore's club will be wheelchair accessible for this event--not including the washrooms | ASL Interpretation will be available. Please contact us about any other access issues | 19+ ID required by the club

For more information, to volunteer or if you want help getting ID, visit us at: www.maggiestoronto.ca email us at sexworkisrealwork@maggiestoronto.ca or call
416-964-0150

Check out this story about our ba$h in this week's NOW magazine by Sasha Van Bon Bon

See you there!

~Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project