On behalf of SPACES project staff, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jim Deva. One of our project advisers worked for Jim and he co-sponsored one of FIRST’s ‘Conversations with sex workers’ events with SPACES on September 10th at Little Sisters’ Bookstore. Fortunately, we audio-taped this session and Jim spoke for about 8 minutes about his history of activism, his views on sex and society and he shared inspirational messages encouraging a continued fight against injustices for sex workers.
Project staff had the pleasure of attending Jim’s memorial with others who have been forever changed through knowing him. RIP Jim Deva.