On behalf of SPACES staff and Principle Investigator, Dr. Vicky Bungay, I would like to thank the project advisers, participants, co-investigators, sex industry professionals, educators, community organization reps, public figures and all stakeholders for attending the Making SPACES event held at the Vancouver Public Library on September 11th, 2015.
We had a very lively discussion about the topics that matter to off-street sex working professionals and their clients, as well as those who work to promote sex industry inclusion and leadership in all things related to health, safely, law and policy.
As promised, Vicky and members of her staff will be working diligently to complete the final version of the Making SPACES document by the end of 2015, that incorporates your insights and recommendations for future strategies and interventions. Keep an eye out for media announcing the report. In the meantime, please view the Discussion Document.
I will be leaving my role as Manager of the SPACES Project on September 18th 2015 to undertake a PhD program at Durham University in the UK. Interacting with project participants, community members, staff at UBC and other 'change-makers' has been a very enriching experience. I am honored to have had to opportunity to be influenced and transformed by all of you.
Raven R. Bowen
- Photos courtesy of Esther Shannon.