Sex Work Activism in Canada

Edited by Amy Lebovitch & Shawna Ferris

Sex Work Activism in Canada
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Serving as a history as well as a rare and valuable reference, Sex Work Activism in Canadabrings together the narratives, histories, expertise, and teachings of sex work activists across the country. Through texts and testimonials from the grass-roots level it explores the past ... Read more


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Serving as a history as well as a rare and valuable reference, Sex Work Activism in Canadabrings together the narratives, histories, expertise, and teachings of sex work activists across the country. Through texts and testimonials from the grass-roots level it explores the past and present work of sex work activists and advocates in our own words.

Amy Lebovitch

Amy Lebovitch is a sex worker and long-time activist with Sex Professionals of Canada. She was a plaintiff in the Ontario-based charter challenge to sex work laws (the "Bedford" case). She is also passionate about the rights of those who use drugs. She is a public speaker, educator, and activist.

Shawna Ferris

Shawna Ferris is an associate professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Manitoba, where she researches and teaches in sex work studies, critical race studies, and feminist perspectives on and responses to violence against women. She also works with activists in these areas.

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