Monday, September 26, 2011

Panel Discussion on Prostitution, Tues Oct 4 @ UH Manoa

Legalize It? Solutions to Prostitution Problems in Chinatown

Tuesday, Oct. 4th at 6:00pm
UH William S. Richardson School of Law
Classroom 2
Light Dinner will be Served

Carol Leigh
Known as the “Scarlot Harlot” Carol Leigh has been a sex worker and activist since the late seventies. A poet and performance artist, she coined the term "sex worker" in 1979. Leigh founder of BAYSWAN (Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Project) is webmistress of Prostitutes Education Network. As a founding member of ACT UP, she organized a campaign against mandatory HIV testing of prostitutes.
Dolores Mollring
After serving in the Air Force, Dolores Mollring worked at First Hawaiian Bank for thirty-eight years. She has been a member of Oahu’s Downtown Neighborhood Board for the past fifteen years. She has lived in the Chinatown area for forty-three years and has been head of the Chinatown Citizen’s Patrol for the past sixteen years.
Tracy Ryan
Tracy Ryan is the Harm Reduction Hawaii Executive Director. She is an activist interested in protecting the lives and livelihoods of Hawaii’s transsexual people. She has been Chair of the Libertarian Party of Hawaii, a candidate for public office, a member of the Makiki Neighborhood Board, and was the organizer of the 1997 "Prostitutes are People Too" conference. She is a leading voice for A.P.L.E. (Arresting Prostitutes is Legal Exploitation.)
Tom Smyth
Tom Smyth is a retired Marine and an economic development consultant. He has been a member of the Downtown Neighborhood Board since 1995 and has served as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary during various terms. He has a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University. He has presented seminars on the impacts of sex trafficking and prostitution on the tourism industry.

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