Conference: Exploring the Morality and Legality of ProstitutionConference: Exploring the Morality and Legality of Prostitutionhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/252071KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2013-11-09T11:00:002013-11-09T16:00:00
November 9, 11:00AM–4:00PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Free and open to the public.
This conference will introduce the topic of sex work from the perspectives of a psychotherapist, a lawyer, a filmmaker, an anthropologist, and an activist. Speakers will focus on the topics of abolition, harm reduction, legality, and cultural/media representation of prostitution.
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Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D, is the Director of Education at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Cognitive Therapy, Director of the UPenn Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program, and the Director of the UPenn Social Action Committee for Women’s Psychological Health.
Patty Kelly, Ph.D, is an anthropologist interested in gender and sexuality, work, migration, Mexico, and political economy. She is the author of the ethnography, Lydia’s Open Door: Inside Mexico’s Most Modern Brothel (University of California Press). Patty also co-edited Policing Pleasure: Sex work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective, and has recently been conducting research about Central American Migrants in southern Mexico.
Vicky Funari, B.F.A, is a documentary filmmaker, editor, and teacher. Vicky has produced, directed, and edited critically acclaimed films such as Paulina (1998) and MAQUILÁPOLIS (2006). She also directed and edited Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000), which focuses on stripper unionization. Her films have been screened at respected film festivals, including Sundance, Locarno, Havana, Rotterdam, SXSW, and Tribeca. She is currently the Artist in Residence in the Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities and Independent College Programs at Haverford.
Mary DeFusco, Esq., serves as Director of Training and Recruitment for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, as well as a founding board member of Dawn’s Place, a unique program in Philadelphia, serving the needs of trafficked, pimped, and prostituted women. Ms. DeFusco is now active in the establishment of the Project Dawn Court (PDC) in Philadelphia. The PDC is a new problem solving court that, by meeting the unique needs of women survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, strives to reduce the high recidivism and incarceration rates of women charged with prostitution and prostitution related offenses.
Emma Caterine, B.A, is an activist and the program officer at the Red Umbrella Project. Red Umbrella Project uses storytelling, media, and advocacy programs to amplify the voices of people who have done transactional sex. Emma has worked in labor organizing, archival science, LGBTQI activism, volunteer coordination, and radio/venue management.
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