(Webcast) Criminalization and Stigma on the Sex Trades

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Program Chair:
Danielle (Danny) King
Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Rights Committee

  • We will discuss different legal paradigms for sex work, including full criminalization, legalization, decriminalization, and prohibitionist models such as the Nordic model and Equality model. Additionally, we will discuss both federal and New York laws that criminalize sex work and their constitutional implications. Finally, we will discuss proposed legislation that impacts the sex trades. As the criminalization of sex work disproportionately impacts LGBTQ+ young people, Black and brown people, and immigrants, the focus of this panel will be on how these communities interact with existing laws and proposed policies.

    Program Fee:
    Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers
    No further discounts apply

  • Jared Trujillo
    Policy Counsel, New York Civil Liberties Union

    TS Candii
    Activist, Organizer with DecrimNY & Founder of Black Trans Nation

  • 6:00 pm – 6:10 pm
    Start Panel and Introductions

    6:10 pm – 6:25 pm
    Discussion of Various Legal Models of the Sex Trade/Sex Work

    6:25 pm – 6:45 pm
    Sesta/FOSTA Framework & Earn It Act Provisions and Analysis of How It Is Deemed as Sesta 2.0

    6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
    How Criminalization and Stigma of the Sex Trade Impacts Sex Workers

    7:15 pm – 7:30 pm

  • New York: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    New Jersey: 1.5 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
    California: 1.5 Elimination of Bias
    Pennsylvania: 1.0 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

    Newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn CLE credit in the category of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Civil Rights, Zoey Chenitz, Chair
    Criminal Justice Operations, Tess Cohen, Chair
    Immigration & Nationality Law, Danny Alicea, Chair
    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Rights, Danielle (Danny) King & Geoffrey Wertime, Co-Chairs
    Sex & Law, Olympias Iliana Konidaris & Farah Diaz-Tello, Co-Chairs

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org