LOS ANGELES — The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Los Angeles branch of the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) are holding an informational event tomorrow in support of SB 233, the proposed California state legislation that prevents police from arresting sex workers who report a violent crime and also prevents the possession of condoms from being used as evidence of sex work.
Tomorrow’s event, held at 5:30 p.m. at the ACLU of Southern California headquarters, will teach attendees about the legislative process in California and will explain how they can help lobby legislators to pass SB 233.
“It is critically important that everyone feels safe reporting crimes and carrying condoms,” reads APAC’s statement on SB 233. “If people believe that reporting crimes and carrying condoms will get them arrested, they will do neither—creating negative public health and safety impacts for all.”
SB 233, continues the APAC statement, also “ensures that when someone is the victim or witness of sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, robbery, assault, kidnapping, threats, blackmail, extortion, burglary, or another violent crime they will not also fear being arrested.”
The ACLU-APAC-SWOP L.A. event will be held this Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the ACLU of Southern California, 1313 W. 8th Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
To RSVP, click here.
Adult performers Siouxsie Q. and Riley Reyes, both sex worker rights advocates with APAC, have also prepared two useful infographics about SB 233: