Booze, Broads and Brothels

Just fascinating talking to Kim Williams about sex worker rights, gender-based economic insecurity in Alberta and the crucial roles sex workers played in the development of the City of Calgary.

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Kim Williams (@KWilliamsYYC) is a professor at Mount Royal University where she teaches a wide range of courses and directs the Women's & Gender Studies Program.

As part of that work, Kim started researching the people, places, and politics of Calgary's consensual adult sex industry. And since one of her favourite things to do in any city -- including the one she lives in -- is to take themed walking tours, Kim knows you won't be able to resist coming along to learn what she has discovered about the people and places of Calgary's historic sex trade!

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