I have been invited to give a talk on sex work on May 16 at California State University in Los Angeles. My 4:30 pm talk, sponsored by CSU’s Cross-Cultural Centers, will focus on research I gathered for my book, Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law, and why decriminalizing sex work makes sense from a public health and safety perspective. I will also talk about several recent developments that indicate a growing openness here and abroad to the idea of decriminalizing adult prostitution here and abroad. If you are in the LA area next Monday, please feel free to join me for what should be a great conversation!
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