Panel Discussing the Legalization of Sex Work

On Monday, November 16, 2009, there will be a panel discussion on the legalization of sex work from a civil rights and civil liberties perspective at Harvard Law School. The panel will feature Vednita Carter, Melissa Farley, Samantha Majic, and Elizabeth Wood.
  • Vednita Carter is the founder and executive director of Breaking Free, an organization that provides services and education to girls who have become victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
  • Melissa Farley is the director of Prostitution Research and Education and is known for her studies on prostitution, trafficking, and sexual violence.
  • Samantha Majic is an assistant professor of gender and American politics and public policy at John Jay College who does research on sex workers.
  • Elizabeth Wood is an assistant professor of sociology at Nassau Community College who maintains a blog on sex worker's rights at
The discussion will take place from 5:30-7:30 in Pound 107 on the Harvard Law School campus (Harvard Law map). Prof. Cohen from the law school will moderate.