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Good morning! Will be tweeting as long as I can last at the #DecrimDC hearing! It’s gonna be a long day and if you want to join in spirit & watch the livestream, link here! #sexwork #rightsnotrescue #housingnothandcuffs video.oct.dc.gov/412/jw.html
No matter what happens, today is HISTORIC and the work of @DecrimNowDC made this happen. @HIPSDC @NJNP_DC @SafeSpacesDC and many other groups are immeasurable. It’s truly a win. This moment is a win.
@councilofdc opens w @charlesallen setting an ask for respect and the necessity of this debate. @JackEvansWard2 gives some history on the issue in DC & approaches to prostitution - all rely on policing, inc “creative solutions” which were considered unconstitutionally harsh
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1/ The most vulnerable are in a no-win situation:

The unhoused struggle to have privacy (or control) in their lives.

Yet those who *find* shelter often live in spaces designed to maximize surveillance.

(Sound familiar?) #colorofsurveillance
2/ At #ColorOfSurveillance, @GotNoPlace will explain the maze of local laws that basically criminalize not having a home.

Countless cities make it illegal to sleep, sit, "loaf," loiter, or ask people for help.

From the #HousingNOTHandcuffs report (PDF: homelesshub.ca/sites/default/…)
@GotNoPlace 3/ Yet, as Dr. Jade Boyd of @BCCSU will tell us, those who *do* find shelter find themselves in yet another monitoring matrix of bright lights, gates, glass panels, perfect lines of sight, etc.

From "Supportive Housing and Surveillance" (2016): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
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