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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC) is partnering with the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) to hold two simultaneous events Sunday, October 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., on the subject of race in the adult entertainment industry.

Performer advocate Lotus Lain will moderate the People of Color Forum at the FSC, facilitating a discussion for people of color to connect and strategize on the matter of race in the industry.

“The people of color in this industry need a space where they can come together to discuss shared experiences on what it actually means to be a person of color in this industry,” Lotus said. “We want to start a dialogue about how race and racism affect everyone. The fact that issues are always framed as black-versus-white is emblematic of the deeper problem of the erasure and silencing of other ethnic groups. We want to make sure all people of color feel welcomed, heard and listened to.”

At the same time, an Anti-Racism Workshop will be hosted by Riley Reyes, Chairwoman of APAC, offering a space for white people in the industry to learn about racism and bias, and how to strive to be better allies.