Stop the war on the massage parlors workers,
San Francisco Premiere Film Screening of Happy Endings?

When: Wednesday, March 11,
2009 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Where, SF Public Main Library Wheelchair Accessible
(415) 557-4400
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
San Francisco, CA 94102-4733
Latino/Hispanic Community Room B

This 80 minute movie will be followed by panel discussion on the issues raised in the flim.

Hosted by Erotic Serivce Providers Union and Dr. Jeff Klausner, STD Preention and Control Section *

Rhode Island. The only state where indoor prostitution is legal for over 25 years since five prostitutes sued the state of Rhode Island for selective prosecution, and prostitution laws were removed from the books. Then documentarians Tara Hurley and Nick Marcoux turned their cameras on the under belly of “The Renaissance City” Providence, RI.

Why: to educate ourselves about the on going struggle massage parlor workers face and how this oppression isn’t unique to San Francisco; that unionization is the means to stop the systematic attack on informal workers rights!

Watch the drama unfold in Asian massage parlors as Mayor David Cicilline of the City of Providence pushes to close the prostitution “loophole”. Follow “Heather”, a Korean immigrant, over two years as she manages a massage parlor while trying to become an American citizen.

Learn about the women who work in the spas. Hear from the police who arrest them. Watch the fight for and against prostitution legislation.
The film includes English subtitled interviews with Korean women who work in the spas, clients who frequent the spas, Police, Politicians, ACLU, news footage, local radio call in shows, “voiced” reviews from internet escort review boards, local citizens, and ‘human trafficking experts’.

*For identification purposes only, does not imply policy or endorsement of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.