To commemorate the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, CALA opened its clinic for sex workers--only the second of its kind in the country--in partnership with SWOP-Chicago.
CALA launched its third community activism law clinic in partnership with SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project)-Chicago on December 14th. Launched as part of SWOP's week-long commemoration of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, it is only the second clinic dedicated to the legal needs of sex workers in the country. The International Day was started in 2003 as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle. Since then, the day, December 17th, has empowered people from cities around the world to come together and organize against discrimination and remember victims of violence. In addition to launching the clinic, CALA also participated in SWOP's march and vigil. Learn more about SWOP's commemoration events here.
CALA's SWOP Community Activism Clinic is a free, full-service legal clinic for individuals involved in/affected by sex work, or have experienced sexual exploitation. The clinic is open for intakes of new cases, twice a month, with follow-up appointments as well as trainings and workshops occurring in between intakes sessions. It provides a wide-range of services from advice and community legal education to full representation. As always, all legal services, including full representation, are completely free of charge to clients.