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Decriminalizing Prostitution - Pimps and Johns Too?

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Church of the Incarnation

209 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016

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All are invited to attend an important conversation about Bill A.8230/S.6419, which is aimed at fully decriminalizing prostitution in New York State.

Activists both for and against the bill support its provision to decriminalize people bought and sold in prostitution. However, other implications of passing Bill A.8230/S.6419 are much more controversial.

Namely, the bill would permit buying sex and facilitating the sale of sex (pimping), as well as running brothels and sex tourism travel agencies, to become legal activities in New York. It would also impact certain anti-human trafficking laws.

Come hear from a panel of experts and survivors on what this bill means for New Yorkers:

Dorchen Leidholdt, Sanctuary for Families Legal Director and founder of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition.

Rev. Dr. Marian Hatcher, Policy Analyst and Victim Advocate for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office of Public Policy and winner of the 2016 Presidential Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award

Rev. Dr. Que English, Executive Director of Not On My Watch! and Co-Convener of the New York Alliance Against the Legalization of Prostitution.

Cristian Eduardo, Survivor Leader at Sanctuary for Families and advocate for immigrant and LGBTQ+ rights

Followed by a response panel of state and city legislators.

Moderated by the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Associate Rector at Church of the Incarnation and Chair of the Episcopal Diocese of New York Task Force Against Human Trafficking

Please note that this panel event replaces the conversation with Bill Sponsor, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, who withdrew on July 14th.

Doors will open 6:30 p.m. to allow for check-in.

This event is taking place in a house of worship and is offered for the sole purpose of education and discussion. No protests, disruptive behavior, or signage is permitted inside or outside the perimeters of the building.

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