San Francisco, CA - The Erotic Service Providers Union, in conjunction with Margo St. James’ Hookers Ball, is proud to announce a special benefit “Punk Rock Show” that will support ESPU’s legal action to expand sexual freedom rights by continuing to challenge anti-prostitution laws. Funds acquired during this event will to go ESPU’s legal fund.
According to Maxine Doogan, organizer of the ESPU, “The spring fundraiser has a serious intent, which is to raise funds for our next effort to end the war on whores by gaining our sexual freedom not only for commercial sex workers and our customers but also for the larger public.”
Doogan was one of the main proponents of Proposition K, the 2008 San Francisco ballot initiative that sought to decriminalize prostitution as a gateway to on-the-job protection and safety measures for erotic service providers.
The ESPU is honored to have the support of Margo St. James’ Hookers Ball as a co-sponsor in continuing the fight for sexual freedom rights. There is a natural association with the original feminist activist and pioneer of sex-positive feminism sparking the call for the decriminalization of prostitution by founding COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), which headed up similar legal actions in the past.
“By associating ourselves with the mother of the prostitutes rights movement to bring more prominent our labor rights prospective, we can better access support through our already existing structures,” Doogan concluded.
For up-to-the-minute event schedules, please click here. Doors open at 9 p.m.
The Erotic Service Providers Union seeks to gain agency on behalf of all erotic service providers regarding their occupational, health, safety, social, civil and economic rights.
The ESPU’s and Hookers Ball Punk Show takes place Saturday, April 14th, 2012, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Thee Parkside, 1600 17th Street, located at the corner of 17th and Wisconsin, San Francisco, CA. Telephone 415-252-1330. Admission: $10-$50 sliding scale. Tickets are available online here.
Bands will include Meathook and the Vital Organs, Get Shot!, Inferno of Joy and The Crunchees. There will also be a performance by the DanceFloorJunkie Dolls Burlesque Show, and a raffle with sex toy prizes for the winners.
For directions, please click here.
Courtesy of AVN: http://business.avn.com/articles/legal/The-Erotic-Service-Providers-Union-Announces-The-Hookers-Ball-471265.html