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By Posted on: Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

SJIWFF Podcast: Heather Jarvis and Laura Winters on The Safe Harbour Outreach Project

I spoke to Heather Jarvis and Laura Winters about the Safe Harbour Outreach Project and issues that effect sex workers in Newfoundland.

We talked about the difference between sex work and sex trafficking and the danger of conflating the two, as well as some of the ways that stigma around sex work is perpetuated and the diverse ways it impacts people’s lives in our province. Heather and Laura also unpacked laws around sex work in Canada and explained why we need to advocate for a legal system that focuses on harm reduction.

Follow the link to learn more about The Safe Harbour Outreach Program:
sjwomenscentre.ca/programs/shop/

You might also want to check out this post on the St. John’s Status of Women’s Council blog which covers a lot of related material:
sjwomenscentre.ca/2016/01/28/suppo…ghts-app

 

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By Posted on: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Oscar Shorts, a fundraiser for the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival co-presented by Rocket Bakery & Fresh Foods

 

 

As a fundraiser for the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, we are partnering with Rocket Bakery & Fresh Foods to co-present this year’s Oscar nominated short films at two separate events this February.

 

Live Action Short Films (Fiction)
February 20th, 7:00pm

The Rocket Room, Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food
Tickets are $25*

*Includes the film screenings and a plate of hors d’oeuvres prepared by Rocket Bakery & Fresh Foods
There will also be a cash bar offering a speciality drink menu (19+), a red carpet, photo backdrop, prizes and more!

 

 

Tickets are available in person at Rocket Bakery (cash only), or you may purchase them online: 

 

Family Friendly Animated Short Films
February 21st, 3:00pm

The Rocket Room, Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food
Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 per person or $25 per family, cash only at the door.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be on sale from Rocket Bakery.

 

These screenings are a great lead up to the Nickel Film Festival’s Oscar Party on February 29!
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