Carleton University Prof. Megan Rivers-Moore of the Department of Women and Gender Studies will be holding a book launch of her work Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica. The event will feature a burlesque show and be held in collaboration with POWER (Prostitutes of Ottawa/Gatineau Work, Educate, and Resist) as a fundraiser for La Sala, Costa Rica’s sex workers’ rights organization.
When: Friday Oct. 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free.
Gringo Gulch explores how the purchase and sale of sex in San José, Costa Rica allows certain kinds of social and economic mobility for those involved. The book features the experiences of sex tourists, sex workers, as well as state employees, and examines the intersections of gender, race, sexuality and class.
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