English Collective of Prostitutes - Parliamentary film screening and decriminalisation evidence report
Posted at 12:09 on 1 Nov 2016 by Pandora / Blake
The English Collective of Prostitutes invite you to a launch event hosted by Dawn Butler MP and actress Sarah Solemani.
Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 2.30-4.00pm
Committee Room 9, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA.
Mothers and filmmakers, Meriem Adib and Claire Cottrell, together with the ECP, hope you can join them for the screening of Mum, a Meriem Adib film produced by Rockhound in association with Velvet Pictures and Smoke and Mirrors.
Mum is a powerful short film, asking us to think about sex workers as real people, who should be entitled to the same workers' rights to safety as anyone else.
This film screening spearheads a social media awareness campaign: Make Mum Safer. Launching online the same day, this site will include revealing audios of real-life sex workers' experiences read out by Stephanie Beacham, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Doon Machichan, Michael Sheen and Indira Varna.
The event also marks the launch of the report by the English Collective of Prostitutes: "Decriminalisation of Prostitution - the evidence". Each guest will take home the exclusive report - not yet published - on the evidence collected in Parliament from world-wide academics, MPs, health experts, sex workers and others, proving the urgent need to decriminalise all aspects of sex work. This report answers many frequently asked questions, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the sex work debate.
The screening will be supported by sex workers speaking about their experiences as mothers, and the importance of a film like Mum.
For those that can join us for continued discussion, we shall be having drinks afterwards at St Stephen's Tavern, 10 Bridge Street, SW1A 2JX.
Nearest transport link: Westminster Station
Please allow 20 minutes for security to enter Westminster Hall
RSVP by 15th November to firstname.lastname@example.org