2002 Conference— The Business of Bodies: Women & The Global Sex Market
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Read about our recent International Women's Week conferences:
March 4-9, 2001— Natives, Aliens, and Immigrants: The Politics of Borders
March 5-10, 2000— The Political Economy of Violence

 

 

2002 Conference— The Business of Bodies: Women & The Global Sex Market
Within the international feminist discourse, the topic of sex work is often overlooked or oversimplified. With this conference we are hoping to broaden our collective understanding of sex work and women's involvement with the industry on a transglobal scale. Looking at sex work through the lens of interesecting identities, we hope to move beyond the "Reclimation of Power vs. Objectification" debate into a dialogue exploring the nuances of women's experiences within the sex industry.

Schedule of Events (Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates. Locations coming soon!). The following events are free and open to the public.

Special— Art Show

Live performance at 7:00 pm on both Tuesday the 5th and Wednesday the 6th of March
As part of International Women's Week, come see, hear and experience an art show in celebration of women of all backgrounds and heritages. Through performances pieces and an ongoing visual art display, we will discuss topics relevant to all women.

Where: Caffe Sole, in Table Mesa Shopping Center, 637 S Broadway
Admission Free of course and the coffee is yummy so please feel free to support our local coffee shop and say thanks for donating the space.
For any questions contact Heidi at heidijoyh@hotmail.com

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

10:00 am— Old Main Chapel
International Perspectives: One Woman's Experience
A presentation by Dawn Passar

12:00 to 1:00— Old Main Chapel
Women Placing Themselves Within the Context of Sex Work
Kathy Lineberger
Siobhan Brooks
Julianna Piccillo

2:00 to 3:00— Muenzinger E050
Crossing Borders: Migration, Sex Work and Gender Identity (90 minutes)
The videos and clips in this segment examine sex work from the perspective of transgender sex workers.
presented by Carol Leigh

7:00 to 9:00 pm— Old Main Chapel
Beyond Issues of Objectivity: Racism and Wage Inequality Within the Exotic Dancing Industry
a talk by Siobhan Brooks

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

11:00 to 12:00— Recreation Center Rooms 2 & 3
Sex Worker Organizations: Art and Activism (90 min)
This presentation includes video documentaries and short segments portraying theatrical events and public demonstrations organized by sex workers from diverse regions highlighting the efforts of COSWAS (Coalition Of Sex Workers And Supporters) in Taiwan.
presented by Carol Leigh

12:30 to 1:45— Ketchum 235
Jinteras "Sex Workers in Post Socialist Cuba"
a talk by Elisa Facio

2:00 to 3:00— Old Main Chapel
Censoring the Feminist Body: "Reconciling" Feminism and Sex Work
Kamala Kempadoo
Julianna Piccillo
Karen DeRiso

4:00 to 5:30—Humanities 1B90
Films: I was a Teenage Prostitute and other shorts with a discussion led by Juliana Piccillo and Carol Leigh

7:00 to 9:00 pm— Ramaley 250
"Sex Work and Gendered Crime: International Legal Perspectives"
a talk by Carol Leigh

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

10:00 to 11:00— Old Main Chapel
Health Issues for Sex Workers: Safety and Survival
Kathy Lineberger
Crystal Powell
Dawn Passar

12:00 to 2:00— Old Main Chapel
Activism: Sex Workers Confront the Nation-State
Charleen Tuchovsky
Carmen Li
Cristina Alcivar

2:00 to 3:00— Old Main Chapel
(Colonizing the Body: Racism, Domination, and Sex Work as Erotic Subversion
a presentation by Carmen Li

7:00 to 9:00— Humanities 1B50
"Trafficking for the Global Market: State and Corporate Terror" with a reception to follow
a talk by Kamala Kempadoo

Please Note: This schedule is subject to change.


Last Updated: Thursday February 28, 2002