In Addition: 5 Years+ of Grassroots Power with Butterfly

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Join Butterfly in conversation about activism, advocacy and support work of the organization for Asian and migrant sex workers.

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Join organizing members of Butterfly in a conversation that explores the past and present activism, advocacy and support work of the organization as presented and celebrated in the exhibition IN ADDITION: 5 YEARS+ OF GRASSROOTS POWER WITH BUTTERFLY.

The second part of the event will be centred around collective participatory action through providing the necessary learnings, tools and options for folx to advocate alongside Asian and migrant sex workers for the right to safely work in dignity.

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  • Live Captioning will be provided.
  • For accommodations such as ASL interpretation, please contact Event Coordinator, Kelly Lui by email by April 16th, or let us know upon registration checkout, and we will do our best to meet all requests.
  • If you have any additional requirements or accommodations, please let us know by emailing and we will do our best to accommodate.

Please Note

  • We will email you the Zoom link for this event 24-48 hours in advance of the event.
  • In case of changes or cancellation we will do our best to notify you in advance via email.

Prior to the event, feel free to read more about what it means to support migrant sex workers justice here.

To learn more about the work of Butterfly, visit the website and follow Butterfly on Twitter & Instagram (@butterflycsw) as well as Facebook (@butterflysw).

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Butterfly was formed by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to respect and basic human rights. Butterfly asserts that, regardless of their immigration status, Asian and migrant sex workers should be treated like all other workers.


In Addition: 5+ Years of Grassroots Power with Butterfly is a community online exhibition, happening on Instagram (@butterflycsw) from April 17th to May 1st. The exhibition is grounded upon the stories of members from Butterfly, an Asian and migrant sex workers support network organization in Toronto and beyond. This exhibit showcases the photographs, voice and text messages contributed by the Butterfly community, and social media posts in relation to the history of activism, advocacy, and support work done over the past years in response to the barriers, violence, discrimination, and challenges Asian and migrant sex workers face. The content included in this exhibition will build a layered timeline, countering conventional narratives of agency and labour, and asks us all to actively listen to the stories that speak beyond their work.


Myseum Intersections is an annual arts and culture festival that explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto. This year’s festival taking place April - June, 2021 will adopt a new hybrid model, balancing socially distanced physical exhibits with virtual exhibits, events, and experiences.

Visit to find out more about Myseum Intersections, and sign up for the wide array of festival activities while space is available.


Myseum of Toronto is a non-profit organization established in 2015. Through engaging programs and experiences, we convene, curate, and share the stories of Toronto. Instead of asking people to come to one location to explore art, culture, and history, Myseum delivers programming to all corners of the city. Our focus on co-creation and collaboration allows all Torontonians to partake in curating the city's social and historical narratives.

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