in the City:
A Panel Discussion,"
will examine, from both historical and contemporary perspectives,
the vocations held by men and women that encompass "sex work," including
prostitution, escort services, and exotic dancing.
in the City," sponsored by the UIC Gender and Women's Studies
Program and other campus units, is free and open to the public.
This event is the first in a series of lectures entitled, "Sex in
the City" that will be held throughout the spring semester.
207 Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted St.
discussion will specifically focus on the role Chicago has played
in the sex trade industry. Panelists include Cynthia Blair, who
has studied African-American women prostitutes in Chicago during
the early 20th century, and Gretchen Soderlund, who has traced the
role of the press in creating the New York "white slavery" scare
in the early 20th century.
and Raj Balasubramian, HIV prevention specialists, will discuss
Chicago's rave parties and youth scene, and their efforts to bring
information and prevention services to young male sex workers. Lisa
Sanchez, who has researched the use of zoning laws to control prostitution
in Portland, Ore., will discuss her findings.