Living in Community (LIC) is an innovative community initiative that works to find solutions to the impact of sex work and youth sexual exploitation on communities and to reduce the harms and isolation that sex workers experience.
LIC recognizes that systemic change only happens when groups work collaboratively – little is achieved when people work in opposition to one another. That’s why our work is directed by a diverse group of representatives such as: residents of Vancouver, neighbourhood houses, business associations, law enforcement, government, health, non-profit organizations and sex workers.
Recognizing that sex workers are members of our community, our vision is to create communities that are healthier and safer for everyone in relation to sex work and youth sexual exploitation.
This video shares the development of the Living in Community model and our accomplishments over the past 10 years in Vancouver and beyond.
*Illustrated story by Rosanne Lambert & Janet McLeish http://TakingStock.TV