1. Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitutes by Carol Leigh

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    This documentary of the 1989 World Whores' Summit in San Francisco features prostitutes and activists from around the globe discussing human rights as they effect prostitutes. Speakers in this video from the World Whores' Summit of 1989 include Margo St. James, Gail Pheterson, Norma Hotaling (aka Jean Jenkins), Gloria Lockett, Tang Unchana Suwannanond, Dolores French, Choung Lee, Gabriela Silva Leite* and others. The photo above is featured in the movie, from the previous Worlds Whores' Summit in Brussels. Pictured are Gail Pheterson, Margo St. James and Norma Jean Almodovar. Featured at VISIONS OF U.S., AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE award winner , FILM ARTS FESTIVAL (San Francisco), INTL. WOMEN'S DAY VIDEO FESTIVAL, DEEP DISH SATELLITE, at DC-TV's WHAM, & both the CHICAGO & SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN & GAY INTL. FILM FESTIVALS. This is the ideal survey in issues of sex workers rights for high school or college classroom presentations. (*Also see http://www.akissforgabriela.com/ a new movie about Gabriela).

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    • Oslo Declaration on HIV Criminalisation

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      Advocates working to end inappropriate criminal prosecutions for HIV non-disclosure, potential exposure and non-intentional transmission from around the world explain why they support the Oslo Declaration on HIV Criminalisation. A group of individuals from civil society around the world concerned about the inappropriate and overly-broad use of the criminal law to regulate and punish people living with HIV for behaviour that in any other circumstance would be considered lawful came together in Oslo, Norway on 13 February 2012 to create the Oslo Declaration on HIV Criminalisation. The Declaration explains why HIV criminalisation does more harm than good to public health and human rights, and provides a roadmap for policymakers and criminal justice system actors to ensure a linked, cohesive, evidence-informed approach to produce a restrained, proportionate and appropriate use of the criminal law, if any, to cases of HIV non-disclosure, potential exposure and non-intentional transmission. Our meeting took place on the eve of the global High Level Policy Consultation on the Science and Law of the Criminalisation of HIV Non-disclosure, Exposure and Transmission, convened by the Government of Norway and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The objective of the High Level Policy Consultation was to provide a global forum in which policymakers and other concerned stakeholders could consider their current laws and policies regarding the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, exposure or transmission in light of the most recent and relevant scientific, medical, public health and legal data. Although our declaration is not an official High Level Policy Consultation document, we support the objective of the meeting, and encourage policymakers to review their own laws and policies, and to take any and all steps necessary to achieve the best possible outcomes in terms of justice and protection of public health in order to support effective national responses to HIV and uphold international human rights obligations. To find out more or to sign on to the Oslo Declaration please visit: http://www.hivjustice.net/oslo

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      • More Laws = More Violence: Criminalization as a Failed Strategy for Anti-Violence Movements

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        Featuring Angélica Cházaro, Shira Hassan, Soniya Munshi, Andrea Ritchie, Andrea Smith, and Dean Spade. In October 2013, BCRW and The Engaging Tradition Project co-convened a conference called Queer Dreams and Non-Profit blues to examine the critiques emerging from queer and feminist activists and scholars about the impact of funding on social movement agendas and formations. During the conference, Hope Dector from BCRW and Dean Spade from The Engaging Tradition Project conducted interviews with many of the speakers about their analysis and strategies related to the conference themes. These interviews were edited into 30 short videos that aim to bring these critical perspectives into an accessible format for use in activist spaces and classrooms. These videos highlight the type of knowledge production that is possible when the boundaries between activism and the academy are actively traversed. This video is included in The Scholar & Feminist Online issue 12.1-12.2, "Activism and the Academy": http://sfonline.barnard.edu/activism-and-the-academy

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        • Veena

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          Veena, activist with Sangama, in Bangalore India. Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights video portraits of LGBT activists in Uganda, Kenya, Botswana, Jamaica, Guyana, Belize, Saint Lucia and India speak directly to what it means to work to advance LGBT rights at home and internationally, despite violence and risk.

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          • Sex Work in The Netherlands - Licia Brussa

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            Licia Brussa, National Coordinator of TAMPEP in The Netherlands talks about sex work and prostitution in the country. TAMPEP | European Network for HIV/STI Prevention and Health Promotion among Migrant Sex Workers | is an International Foundation. TAMPEP was founded in 1993 in response to the needs of migrant sex workers in Europe. It operates a community development and participation model that is rooted within a human rights framework, and seeks to lay a foundation for equitable access to support and services for sex workers. TAMPEP (http://tampep.eu/) is one of the partners of the Indoors Project (http://indoors-project.eu/), a initiative financed by the European Union to carry out analysis and policy recommendations in nine countries inside the EU.

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            • Video: International Human Rights Day in LA

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              Los Angeles- On December 10, 2009 organizations spanning L.A. converged on city hall to deliver one message, 'housing is a human right'. Nearly 300 members of LA CAN, Union de Vecinos, Comunidad Presente, Ezperanza Housing, CES, KIWA, SAJE, and Coalition LA displayed a vivid picture of the multi-cultural social justice movement underway in our city. Standing beneath the Sister City sign, a sign erected to show that Los Angeles is a global destination, residents passionately vowed to fight for human rights at home and abroad. They also described housing conditions which indeed violate the human right to housing. Get up, stand up...stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up...don't give up the fight. --Bob Marley

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              • "The Criminalization of Nearly Everything" with Radley Balko

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                • What are Alternatives to Nonprofitization and Criminalization for Anti-Violence Movements?

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                  Featuring Shira Hassan, Soniya Munshi, Andrea Smith, and Dean Spade. In October 2013, BCRW and The Engaging Tradition Project co-convened a conference called Queer Dreams and Non-Profit blues to examine the critiques emerging from queer and feminist activists and scholars about the impact of funding on social movement agendas and formations. During the conference, Hope Dector from BCRW and Dean Spade from The Engaging Tradition Project conducted interviews with many of the speakers about their analysis and strategies related to the conference themes. These interviews were edited into 30 short videos that aim to bring these critical perspectives into an accessible format for use in activist spaces and classrooms. These videos highlight the type of knowledge production that is possible when the boundaries between activism and the academy are actively traversed. This video is included in The Scholar & Feminist Online issue 12.1-12.2, "Activism and the Academy": http://sfonline.barnard.edu/activism-and-the-academy

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                  • Searching Out Solutions: Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness

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                    Communities should implement solutions to homelessness not seek to criminalize it. USICH will soon release a comprehensive report that details effective alternatives to the criminalization of homelessness. The report is titled: Searching out Solutions: Constructive Alternatives to the Criminalization of Homelessness. USICH hosted a webinar on this topic that detailed solutions for communities. Panelists addressed the reasons why criminalization is not effective and explained several key alternatives that can help communities achieve results. Panelists: Deputy Director for USICH Anthony Love Senior Counsel for the Access to Justice Initiative at the U.S. Department of Justice Melanca Clark Executive Director of Pathways to Housing DC Christy Respress Deputy Public Defender in San Diego and cofounder of the San Diego Homeless Court Program Steve Binder

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                    • Mass Incarceration in America

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                      Mass Incarceration in America: Advocacy, Art, and the Academy - On November 29, 2012 Through conversations and lectures led by nationally renowned scholars, the purpose of this teach-in was to share with the general public the impact of criminalization and the ways in which our carceral state erodes our urban communities, our economy and our democracy. (Video Editor - Michelle Saul-Yamasaki)

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