As academics, we have always reflected on the issue of the gap between research and the public. Despite dedicated efforts, platforms, forums, social media pages, etc, technical jargon has time and time again stood in the way of access to research knowledge. But now more than ever, there is a need for research knowledge to reach the wider public with the help of all researchers.
With this, we proudly introduce ‘Pint of Justice,’ a monthly series of informal talks about real-world issues presented by leading academics and held at the Cosy Club, Nottingham City Centre. They feature a short talk from an expert on a topic followed by a Q&A and open discussions/debates while enjoying a drink. The events are open to the public and are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month during term time from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. ‘Pint of Justice’ is designed to break the gap between research and the public and is dedicated to making research truly accessible for all.
Join us on Wednesday 22nd of march at the Cosy Club, the Gin Room featuring Dr Larissa Sandy & Sam Richardson-Martin in their talk titled:
What is the future of sex work in Nottingham?
While sex workers in the UK are diverse, violence is an occupational hazard with research showing sex work is one of the most dangerous professions. Join Larissa and Sam as they discuss the violence sex workers face and how the laws, which force workers to work in isolation, increase risk. In this talk, Sam and Larissa explore relationships between sex workers and the police and how criminalisation makes sex work less safe and normalises abuse as they reflect on the pressing need for sex work law reform to increase safety and workers’ access to justice.
Dr Larissa Sandy is a British Academy Innovation Fellow at the University of Nottingham with over twenty years’ experience in research with sex workers in Asia-Pacific, including Australia.
Sam Richardson-Martin is a Specialist Violence Against Women (VAW) Navigator at POW Nottingham, a non-profit, voluntary organisation supporting the rights of sex workers in Nottingham.
Book your free ticket here