Paving the Path to Decriminalization in Oregon and Beyond (giddy.com, July 2, 2021) DSW’s Melissa Broudo is quoted: “We truly are sitting at the precipice of significant legislative change on a national level [for] this issue,” Broudo said. “This year alone, Oregon, with HB 3088, but also NEW YORK and Massachusetts, and in prior years Vermont…Continue reading Paving the Path to Decriminalization in Oregon and Beyond
The New York City Pride Parade, one of the most famous celebrations of Pride Month and historically the largest parade in the world, canceled its in-person festivities last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the parade so central to New York’s identity was back with a vengeance. The celebrations were streamed on news…Continue reading DSW’s Ceyenne Doroshow Is Grand Marshal of NYC Pride
DSW’s J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly, Melissa Broudo and Ceyenne Doroshow are featured in “Sex Work is Work,” a powerful short-film that explores the push for the decriminalization of sex work. Produced by BRIC TV, the documentary features Broudo and Oshiro-Brantly, along with sex worker Nikki Sweet, explaining why decriminalization is critical to the health and safety…Continue reading DSW Staff Featured in Documentary on Decriminalization
Each of the panels presented as part of Tulsa 100: Remember, Activate, Heal was impactful, educational, and transformative. If you missed them or want to rewatch them, they are available at the links below. J. Leigh Brantly-Oshiro, DSW’s research and project manager, conceived of the Intersectional Pride Series. Along with NY-based, national, and Tulsa-based organizations,…Continue reading Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Is Marked With Intersectional Pride Series
What It Is Like To Be a Sex Worker (The Common Reader, May 30, 2021) DSW’s Frances Steele is quoted: “Even well-intended laws can get in the way. Frances Steele, a Wash.U. alum who is now a project coordinator for Decriminalize Sex Work, points out that in many states, possession of a condom counts as…Continue reading What It Is Like to Be a Sex Worker
Tulsa Race Massacre centennial events: Live updates from weekend remembrances (The Oklahoman, May 26, 2021)
DSW’s Ariela Moscowitz is featured in episodes 1 and 6 of the Babble On podcast. Spotify | Google Podcasts | RSS
There’s a special court for sex workers, but it’s a far cry from what they need (Prism.com, April 28, 2021) DSW’s Ariela Moscowitz is quoted: “Human trafficking occurs across all labor sectors and is a horrific crime,” said Ariela Moscowitz, director of communications at Decriminalize Sex Work, an organization that works to improve public attitudes…Continue reading There’s a special court for sex workers, but it’s a far cry from what they need
New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG) hosted their annual advocacy day on April 28. The full day of programming included appearances from elected officials, a conversation with former New York City Council candidate and transgender-rights activist Elisa Crespo, and panels on TGNCNB Youth and the full decriminalization of sex work vs. the Entrapment/Equality/Nordic Model of governing…Continue reading DSW Staff Share Their Expertise
She Works Hard for the Money: Decriminalization and changing public attitudes makes sex work safer for everyone
She Works Hard for the Money: Decriminalization and changing public attitudes makes sex work safer for everyone (Motif) DSW’s Ariela Moscowitz is quoted: “We’re always pushing sex work to be seen as work … and to improve the health and safety of sex workers and communities at large. We know full decriminalization leads to a…Continue reading She Works Hard for the Money: Decriminalization and changing public attitudes makes sex work safer for everyone
Episode 9–Pandemic Sexposure (“New York Gritty” podcast) (available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon) DSW’s Melissa Broudo is featured.
DSW is thrilled to welcome Rebecca (Becca) Cleary, J.D., to the team! Cleary joins DSW as a staff attorney. She is guided by the belief that a more equitable society is possible through comprehensive policy reform that creates access to justice and abolishes barriers to well-being. As a legal intern with the Legal Aid Society’s…Continue reading Welcome, Rebecca Cleary!