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March 26, 2014
The Work of Sex Work
University of Brighton
March 26, 2014
5.30pm - 7.00pm
University of Brighton
Room G4 Grand Parade, University of Brighton, 58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY United Kingdom
Melissa Gira Grant in conversation with Georgina Voss, hosted by The Brighton and Sussex Sexualities Network (BSSN)

Melissa Gira Grant is the author of a groundbreaking new book on sex work - Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work

Described as "an important contribution to debates around sex and work" by Nina Power and a "must-read feminist book" by Zoe Stavri (aka Another Angry Woman), Playing the Whore puts sex workers' rights at the heart of the sex work debate: sex work is work, and sex workers' rights are human rights.

Melissa Gira Grant is visiting the UK from the 24th March - 3rd April to talk about her work, and will be speaking at a number of locations including London, Bristol, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Join her in Brighton as she explains why sex workers need rights, not rescue; it's time to shift the focus onto the producers of the anti-sex work discourse: police, feminists, politicians and anti-prostitution campaigners.

Join Grant in discussion with Georgina Voss - a Resident at Lighthouse Arts, where she leads research on speculative futures and policy implications of digital fabrication, grassroots innovation, and sexual healthcare. She writes about technology, politics and culture for The Guardian’s ‘Political Science' section, and was formerly based at the University of Sussex.

This event is hosted by The Brighton and Sussex Sexualities Network (BSSN). Verso would like to thank them for organising the discussion.

This event is free and will be held at room G4 in Grand Parade, University of Brighton, on Wed 26 March from 5.30pm.

Map: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/maps/grandparade/

Contact: lgbtq@brighton.ac.uk