RADIO / PODCAST / VIDEO
April 2021 (podcast) - New Books Network - Roundtable on Asian Migrant Sex Work: in the aftermath of the Atlanta massacre in March 2021, Executive Director Alison Clancey, Kelly Go (SWAN's Outreach Coordinator), Dr. Lily Wong & Dr. Yuri Doolan were interviewed in a panel together.
March 2021 (podcast) - CFRO - The Pulse Interview - SWAN's Executive Director joins WISH Drop-In Centre Society's Executive Director in discussing the Atlanta shootings and the province-wide Bad Date and Aggressor Reporting system being developed for BC.
March 2021 (podcast) - Spice Radio Vancouver - SWAN's Executive director discusses the Atlanta shootings and increases in anti-Asian racism.
January 2019 (podcast) - Talking Radical Radio: SWAN’s Executive Director Alison Clancey and Jessi Taylor (SWAN’s Research Manager) were interviewed in a segment called Support and Advocacy with Migrant and Immigrant Sex Workers”
31 May 2022, Vancouver Guardian - SWAN's ED highlights our organization's 20-year evolution & the uniquely intersectional aspects of our value-driven work in service to im/migrant sex workers: “Charitable Choices: SWAN Vancouver Society"
9 February 2022, Richmond News - SWAN's ED joins two massage parlour workers in response to an deeply offensive, stigmatizing and harmful article that went viral: “Richmond massage parlour workers defend safety of their work environment"
1 April 2021, The Tyee - SWAN's ED comments on the importance of repealing current prostitutions laws in Canada, and how im/migrant sex workers are further criminalized through immigration and anti-trafficking laws: “Sex Workers Launch New Challenge to Prostitution Laws"
20 March 2021, Richmond News - SWAN's ED reiterates the importance of safety and labour rights for migrant sex workers regardless of "moralizing views" anyone may have about sex work: “Richmond review of massage parlours delayed"
20 March 2021, Vancouver Sun - SWAN's ED reiterates that decriminalizing and regulating sex work is necessary to effectively reduce women’s (and particularly im/migrant and racialized women’s) systemic vulnerabilities to violence; “Vancouver advocates demand protection for Asian and migrant sex workers"
19 March 2021, The Tyee - SWAN's ED joins in dismantling the racist stereotypes that drive harmful anti-trafficking narratives and campaigns, and the unsound laws that result: “Five Things to Know about Massage Parlour Workers in Canada and Their Rights"
19 March 2021, Richmond News - SWAN's ED comments further on shifts from gender and sex work to a broader focus on anti-Asian racism in the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings:: “Richmond massage parlour 'alert' in light of Atlanta slayings"
18 March 2021, CTV - SWAN's ED comments further on the Atlanta shootings: “'Fight racism in all its forms': How you can help Asian communities right now."
18 March 2021, CBC - SWAN's ED comments further on the Atlanta shootings: “'Stand with us': Anti-Asian racism in Canada is nothing new, communities say after Atlanta shootings"
17 March 2021, CBC - SWAN's ED joins in responding to the Atlanta massacre of massage parlour workers: “Vancouver advocates call for more protection of Asian women in sex industry after Georgia shootings”
2 March 2021, openDemocracy - SWAN's ED & Beyond Trafficking & Slavery's Dr. Joel Quirk discuss SWAN's Harms of Anti-Trafficking campaign: "Causing harm while trying to help women in sex work"
8 February 2021, Refinery 29 - SWAN's ED comments further on the announcement of the first ever provincial Bad Date Reporting system: "How Sex Workers are Protecting Themselves - Because No One Else Will"
2 February 2021, VICE - SWAN's ED comments on the announcement of the first ever provincial Bad Date Reporting system for sex workers being developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC and an anonymous BC-based family foundation: ‘Bad Date’ Reporting Tool for Sex Workers to Launch in Canada
9 November 2020, Vancouver Foundation - an overview of our work & how Vancouver Foundation funding helped our efforts to address the impacts of COVID-19 on the im/migrant women SWAN serves: "SWAN Vancouver: Filling Critical Gaps to Support our Community's Most Marginalized"
9 March 2020, Richmond News - SWAN's ED weighs in on the harms created by self-proclaimed trafficking experts: "Former teacher addresses human trafficking at Richmond council"
6 February 2020, Richmond News - SWAN weighs in on RIchmond's municipal sex work policies and massage parlour regulations: "Sex and the city: Richmond 'body rub' policies scrutinized"
8 August 2019, Der Taggesspiegel - Coverage of 'The Police and Sex Work: Then and Now' conference in Berlin, including SWAN's keynote address: "The Powerful Eye of the Police"
6 July 2017, The Globe & Mail - SWAN and Pivot lawyer Brenda Belak discuss the deeply harmful impacts of Operation Northern Spotlight on sex workers: "Sex-worker advocates call for end to B.C. police sting operations"
1 June 2017, The Globe & Mail - SWAN and Pivot lawyer Brenda Belak discuss Canada's 2014 Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act and subsequent criminalization of advertising sex work: "Backpage: Sex workers can find safety in online marketplace"
1 April 2016, The UBC Thunderbird - SWAN weighs in on the impacts of Bill C-36 on municipal law enforcement in Vancouver: "New police approach to help sex workers proves ineffective"
10 December 2014, The Georgia Straight - SWAN joins Triple X Workers' Solidarity Association of BC and others to respond to the passing into law of Bill C-36: "Canada's new sex-work laws ramp up risk for workers"