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FREE SCHOOL : MONICA JONES / HARM REDUCTION HAWAI‘I

hosted by Harm Reduction Hawai‘i

PRESENTATION BY MONICA JONES

WHEN : Friday March 1, 3 to 5 PM

WHERE : Ala Moana Hotel Carnation Room

Monica Jones is an African-American trans-woman and sex worker rights activist. While a student at Arizona State University, Jones campaigned against police sting operations against prostitutes, which were aided by the ASU School of Social work and religious charities.

One day after speaking at a protest against a Phoenix law which allows police to arrest anyone suspected of "manifesting prostitution". Jones accepted a ride home after visiting a bar, and the undercover officer driving the car arrested her under the law that she had been protesting.

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock joined a campaign against the Phoenix law, which they argue targets transgender women of color, following the conviction of Jones. Cox stated, "All over the country, trans women are targeted simply for being who they are. Laws like this manifestation law really support systematically the idea that girls like me, girls like me and Monica, are less than [others] in this country," Mock tweeted, "Speak against the profiling of [trans woman of color], like Monica Jones".

RSVP or Questions: Tracy Ryan 808-534-1846   tracyar@hawaiiantel.net

Earlier Event: February 28
FREE SCHOOL : DAVID COLE ACLU
Later Event: March 10
PLANNING MEETING