Community-Oriented Publications and Events

(Our) Blog Posts

Amy Lebovitch (Sex Professionals of Canada (SPOC)), Jenn Clamen (Stella, l’amie de Maimie), Shawna Ferris (University of Manitoba), Danielle Allard (University of Alberta), and Micheline Hughes (University of Manitoba). Ethical Accountability and High Stakes Recordkeeping. Posted September, 2023.

Lebovitch, Amy, Ferris, Shawna and Allard, Danielle. 2023. May 3. “The Sex Work Activist Histories Project.” The Whore and the Feminist.

Lebovitch, Amy, and Shawna Ferris. 2018, January 25. “Combatting Systemic Stigma: The Displacement and Dis-empowerment of Sex Workers in Academic Research.” The Whore and the Feminist. 

Lebovitch, Amy, and Shawna Ferris. 2015, November 25. “Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire: Sex Work/ers in the Courts and in Research.” The Whore and the Feminist


Lebovitch, Amy, and Shawna Ferris (eds). 2019. Sex Work Activism in Canada. Winnipeg, MB: ARP Books. 

Book Launches

Lebovitch, Amy, Shawna Ferris, Ellie Ade Kur (from Maggie’s), and Andy Sorfleet (from Triple-X). 2020. Guest Authors. #ThinAir2020: Winnipeg International Virtual Writers Festival. Promoting Sex Work Activism in Canada. Sept-Oct. Thin Air Festival Website

Stella Montreal, ASSTeQ, Rézo, and Shawna Ferris. 2020. Panel Discussion and Book Launch: Sex Work Activism in Canada. Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore. Montreal, PQ. 3 March. 

Lebovitch, Amy, Shawna Ferris, with Anlina Sheng and Claudyne Chevrier (from SWWAC). Community Book Launch: Sex Work Activism in Canada. McNally Robinson Booksellers. Winnipeg, MB. 1 March. 

Lebovitch, Amy, and Shawna Ferris, with Anlina Sheng and Claudyne Chevrier (from SWWAC). Book Launch: Sex Work Activism in Canada. Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association Centre. Winnipeg, MB. 11 Feb. 

Public Events

Ferris, Shawna, Amber Dawn, and Sex Workers of Winnipeg Action Coalition. 2018. Sex Workers’ Wisdom: A Writing Workshop with Amber Dawn. Daniel McIntyre/St.Matthews Community Centre. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 4 Dec.

Ferris, Shawna, Winnipeg Working Group for Sex Workers’ Rights, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program (University of Manitoba). 2015. Public panel: “Sex Work: Experience, Evidence, Rights.” Speakers: Amy Lebovitch, Naomi Sayers, Anlina Sheng. Facilitator: Shawna Ferris. Good Will Social Club. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 18 November. (Panel recording)

Invited Presentations

Ferris, Shawna. 2019. “Empowering Sex Workers in/for Academic Research.” United Survivors Union: Whose Corner Is It Anyway Monthly National Teleconference. Facilitator: Caty Simon. 23 April.