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December 17th: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2021 - Toronto Community Vigil & Night March 

December 17th marks the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Historically a date created to commemorate the lives taken by the Green River Killer, it has since become a globally recognized date to commemorate the lives of sex workers lost to violence, abuse and criminalization. 

On December 17th 2021 we will host a community vigil and night march in Toronto honouring those we've loved and lost. Join us at Barbara Hall Park (519 Church Street) as we reflect on the last year, create space to honour the lives of those we've loved and lost, and march through the downtown east to send a clear message: sex workers deserve to live lives free from violence today and everyday.

What to expect:
We will gather to honour community members lost to violence, abuse and criminalization in Toronto and abroad, and highlight the work ahead for the sex worker justice movement. 

Interested in speaking?
We invite sex workers in our community as well as allies to join us and will hold space for community members to speak to their experiences over the last year. If you would like to speak at our community vigil, or highlight a community member we have lost this year please connect with us at info@maggiesto.org. We can also read your submissions anonymously at our action to protect your identity + privacy. 

December 17th 2021 - Toronto Vigil
6:00pm - Barbara Hall Park (519 Church Street)

Join Us On December 17th!

We will meet Friday, December 17th at 6:00pm/est at Barbara Hall Park (519 Church Street, just one block north of Church and Wellesley in downtown Toronto.) 

Our community vigil will take about 90 mins (1.5h) followed by a short night march (30mins) to key locations in Toronto's downtown east end where we've lost community members to violence. We will stop to lay flowers and honour them with a moment of silence. 

Please dress for the weather (winter clothes, snow + cold!) and feel free to bring flowers or memorial items. We will supply candles and Dec 17th commemorative items! 

If you would like to add a name to our memorial, share your story (anonymously) at our event or speak at our memorial please email us at info@maggiesto.org!

Vigil Address

Barbara Hall Park (519 Church Street, Toronto ON) 

December 17th - Memorial Schedule

6:00pm

6:00 - 7:30

7:30 - 8:00

Opening & Indigenous Drum Group

Opening remarks and guest speakers. 

Night march and memorials.