IN CONVERSATION WITH BUTTERFLY
Join organizing members of Butterfly in a conversation that explores the past and present activism, advocacy and support work of the organization as presented and celebrated in the exhibition IN ADDITION: 5 YEARS+ OF GRASSROOTS POWER WITH BUTTERFLY. The second part of the event will be centred around collective participatory action through providing the necessary learnings, tools and options for folx to advocate alongside Asian and migrant sex workers for the right to safely work in dignity.
Prior to the event, feel free to read more about what it means to support migrant sex workers justice here.
5 YEARS+ OF GRASSROOTS POWER WITH BUTTERFLY EXHIBITION
In Addition: 5+ Years of Grassroots Power with Butterfly is a community online exhibition, happening on Instagram (@butterflycsw) from April 17th to May 1st. The exhibition is grounded upon the stories of members from Butterfly, an Asian and migrant sex workers support network organization in Toronto and beyond. This exhibit showcases the photographs, voice and text messages contributed by the Butterfly community, and social media posts in relation to the history of activism, advocacy, and support work done over the past years in response to the barriers, violence, discrimination, and challenges Asian and migrant sex workers face. The content included in this exhibition will build a layered timeline, countering conventional narratives of agency and labour, and asks us all to actively listen to the stories that speak beyond their work.
Butterfly was formed by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to respect and basic human rights. Butterfly asserts that, regardless of their immigration status, Asian and migrant sex workers should be treated like all other workers
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In Addition: 5 Years+ of Grassroots Power with Butterfly
2:00PM – 3:30PM