St. James Infirmary, co-founded by world-renowned prostitute Margo St. James, will be hosting a community forum for all sex performers and sex workers on December 16. They will discuss all the recent news concerning AIM and Cal/OSHA.
The forum will take place at the St. James Infirmary offices, 1372 Mission St. (cross street: 10th) in San Francisco from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Those who would like more information, or to RSVP their attendance, can contact Infirmary staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Infirmary encourages all adult performers to attend in person, but if that’s not possible, statements regarding the issues to be discussed can be emailed to the above address, or may be left as a phone message by calling (415) 554-9633.
For more information, visit stjamesinfirmary.org.
“The California Occupational Health and Safety board have been reviewing studio practices based on complaints made to them, some from performers, some anonymous. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles has been lobbying hard with limited input from people who work in the industry. In June of 2010 AIM applied for a community clinic license and on December 9th they received a cease and desist order after that application was denied [sic]. We’re concerned that performers are being under- and mis-represented in these discussions and that it is critical for a diverse range of workers to come together to establish a unified voice to advocate for a rights-based approach to regulation. Of course, our ultimate goal is for all performers to be as healthy and prosperous as possible! Please join us and share how you think these issues can best be approached. Please spread this message far and wide.”