Public Seminar and Q&A
4pm, Thursday 16th October 2014, Foundation Building, Room F1030, University of Limerick
Laura Lee, an Irish sex worker and activist based in Glasgow will discuss the realities of
working as a sex worker in Ireland. As an Irish sex worker with 20 years’ experience, Laura
will reflect on some of the common myths and perceptions around the world of sex work, and
discuss the changes that she has seen in the industry over that time. Finally, Laura will point
to possible policy changes that might help ensure safer working conditions for those who sell
Lucy Smith will give a short presentation on the work of Ugly Mugs. Ugly Mugs is a scheme
that aims to improve the safety of sex workers in Ireland and reduce crimes committed
against them, by bringing sex workers together to share information about potential dangers.
Lucy will discuss the scheme, and the political difficulties encountered in attempting to
secure safer working environments for those working in the sex industry.
All welcome. Official flyer is here: http://uglymugs.ie/wp-content/uploads/Seminar-Laura-Lee.pdf