Lisa Gibson is a facilitator and social change-maker with over 20 years of experience in local and international community engagement, and social justice work. She brings a wealth of insight about how to dive into the heart of complex conversations to shift perspectives, build alliances, and create platforms for seeing in new ways. As the Director of Living in Community since 2005, she has supported the development of a diverse group of stakeholders who have grown the idea of finding new ways to address sex work concerns into a powerful methodology for creating communities that are healthy and safe for everyone. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, and a Masters in Gender and Development from the University of Sussex.
Kerry Porth is a former sex worker and current sex worker rights activist. A Community Developer, Kerry has years of experience working with marginalized people and grassroots movements in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to effect social change through strategic litigation, public education and advocacy. She has worked on research projects relating to the sex industry and regularly lectures at colleges and universities. Her expertise relates to sex work activism, training, policy, law, and governance. Kerry holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University.
Alison Clancey is a Community Developer and Training Lead with Living in Community. Alison has years of experience providing front-line services to sex workers. Along with Kerry, Alison delivers Living in Community’s workshops and training on a variety of sex work-related issues. Alison has been involved in connecting with communities across Canada to expand the Living in Community model. Her focus areas are policing and sex work and critical anti-trafficking discourse. Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Bachelors and Masters of Social Work from the University of Victoria.