Shine A Light: Walking Tour with Julie Bates AO
- When 19 Jan - 19 Jan 2019
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
+61 2 8936 0888
Sex worker rights activist Julie Bates AO leads a tour of Kings Cross and East Sydney through the lens of her own activism and experience working and living in the area. This tour is based on Bate's live street-based performance The Joy Tour, depicting the days of Tilly Devine and the birth of the sex worker rights movement in inner Sydney.
Julie Bates AO is the Principal of Urban Realists Planning & Health Consultants. She is also an ‘out’ sex worker and has been a harm reduction advocate and sex worker rights activist for more than half her life. She was a foundation member of the Australian Prostitutes Collective, the forerunner of SWOP, the NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA) and the Sydney Hospital initiative that gave birth to the KRC. Today she is a political lobbyist for the decriminalisation of sex work and social researcher investigating harms associated with the various legislative and regulatory responses to sex work in Australia along with town planning and work health and safety advice to the sex industry and other key players.
Taking its title from Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill's book on dissident politics and actions in Sydney, 'Radical Sydney' is a program of talks, documentary screenings and performances engages with the histories and futures of local activism concerned with housing, public space, sexuality and gender.
Images: 'Shine a Light: Walking Tour with Julie Bates AO'. Photos: Document Photography