National events

June 2st, 2018 International Sex Worker Day Events

Providence, RI

  • Take Back the Neighborhood: Rally 4 Against Criminalization
  • Saturday, June 2st 2018, 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Location: Roger William Memorial Park (282 N Main St, Providence, RI 02903)
  • Facebook Event Page
  • For more information contact bella@coyoteri.org

New York:

  • Time: 2-4 pm on June 2
  • Location: Christopher Park across from Stonewall Inn
  • Facebook event
  • Contact for questions: survivorsagainstsesta@protonmail.com

Chicago:

  • Time: 12-1:30 pm on June 2
  • Location: Daley Plaza Chicago Loop at the Picasso sculpture
  • Facebook event
  • Contact: LeahLev4@gmail.com
  • The additional workshop on digital security (for sex workers only) on June 3, details to come soon

Bay Area ( Oakland CA)

  • Time: 12 – 4 pm on June 2
  • Location: Oscar Grant Plaza (14th Street and Broadway, Oakland)
  • Details: bring signs and friends/allies and wear red!
  • Facebook event
  • Contact: arabelleraphael@protonmail.com
  • Twitter: @BayProsSupport

San Francisco

Protest FOSTA/SESTA / Picket Clusterfest & Anti-Sex Work Comic Amy Schumer!- Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, at 4 pm

Los Angeles

  • Time: 3 pm on June 2nd
  • Location: Boardners (1652 Cherokee Avenue)
  • Contact: letussurvivemarch@gmail.com
  • Austin, TX

    • Time: 12-7 pm benefit, 7 pm march on June 2nd
    • Location: Kinda Tropical benefit, march to Queerbomb

 

  • SEATTLE

Funeral for the Death of Safer Sex Work on Intl Whores Day – SWOP SEATTLE 

D.C.

Las Vegas

  • Time: 9 am gathering, 10 am begin marching before the rally on June 2nd
  • Website
  • Contact form
  • Poster Making Social 3:30 to9:30

Ohio- June 2nd

  • details coming soon

Philadelphia- June 1st

#SurvivorsAgainstSESTA

Philadelphia PA Sex Work Lobby Day 6/1

JUNE 2ND-  FB event page

 


 

 

The Sex Ed with Liz Goldwyn, Nina Hartley, and Dita Von Teese May 22st, 2018

Righting Carceral Feminism’s Wrongs in a #MeToo Era-March 6th 2018

March 15th, 2018- NY

EMPOWER Collective Visiting Philadelphia-  March 12th, 2018

Empower – a Thai sex worker collective – Public Meeting Welcome

March 19th, 2018,  at 7 PM – 9 PM PDT
Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California 94609

My 3 favorite gals!
 
Jill McCracken and Alex Andrews from SWOP Behind Bars are at AVN in Las Vegas and they stopped in to see Ramona Flour at the Chaturbate booth Jan 25th, 2018

We’re sex workers and we vote’: Women’s March event shines light on a marginalized group Jan 23rd, 2018

Las Vegas Women’s March Includes Sex Workers- 2018

Sunday, January 21 at 10 AM – 8 PM PST
at Sam Boyd Stadium
#Thisiswhywemarch
 
Inclusive steps
 
In an effort to become more inclusive, Women’s March Las Vegas and National is collaborating with several demographics that felt left out of last year’s event, including partnerships with sex worker organizations.
 

 

Anchorage Alaska  #IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers 2017

A Memorial for Peppermint Patty

Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 1 pm at the Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles at 420 West 3rd Ave  Anchorage Alaska (The large brick building on the corner of E and 3rd downtown. The entrance is in the large parking lot side of the building. Located inside the old Potluck Events.)

For more info contact sextraffickingalaska@gmail.com

Brooklyn, New York

The Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers presents the Glits Ball-     

#IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 6 PM to 11 PM

Location: Brooklyn Night Bazaar 150n Greenpoint Ave Brooklyn,  NY

DJ Frankie paradise door hostess and personality Daisy Lopez, two quest performers, several different rooms of events.

Kinky karaoke room of reflection,  BDSM room along with a lot of other treats for the night.

We are in need of red umbrellas flowers candles swag and the 500.00 venue price for this amazing space and we promise to make this event not only the best event ever and to bring attention to a large level to end violence and change the minds of many when it comes to sex work…

For more information contact Ceyenne at ceyenne@swopusa.org

Event Location: On the steps of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC7:30-8:30 pm.

Hosted by: The Reproductive Rights Committee of Judson

Contact Person: Veronica Vera veronicavera@mac.com

All are invited.Wigs and masks provided available for those who need them. We will also have candles but you are encouraged to bring one or use your cell phone or flashlight. Additional info will be sent as it becomes available.

Emergency Rally for our Fallen Comrade- Flushing, NY-      #IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

Hosted by Justice for Alisha Walker and Lysistrata

Sunday, December 17 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM

NYPD 109th Precinct 37-05 union Street, Flushing, New York 11354

The NYPD has murdered one of our community members. On Sunday, a 38-year-old woman died after a raid on her workplace in Queens the previous evening. If these massage parlor raids continue more workers will die, be incarcerated, deported. Stop criminalizing sex work. Stop criminalizing working people. Stop targeting parlors.

Shame on the NYPD! Your raids are killing women! Your raids are destroying families, criminalizing survivors, deporting hard-working people and terrorizing our communities! Get out of parlors and stay out!

How can these massage parlor raids be justified when women are dying?!

Meet at the 109th Precinct at NOON for speak out and moment of rage. Allies, accomplices, friends, family all welcome.

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, join us to demand an end to police terror.

***We will have scarves on hand if you need to protect your identity, send us a message before the event.***

 SWOP LA      #IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

Swop MI – High Park, Michigan-      #IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

Community Vigil: Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Details

***We are seeking donations of food and toiletries to give away at this event, as well as performers (artists, musicians, dancers, etc)!! Contact Zee St. James at zee.stjames@gmail.com for information***

December 17th Event     2pm-5pm

Ruth Ellis Center   77 Victor St, Highland Park, Michigan 48203

We will open with a brief history of the date, observance of those lost to violence, then open the mic to anyone who wants to share or read, poetry, stories of hope, etc.

We will have a table set up to write holiday cards and letters for SWOP Behind Bars.

We are also doing a book drive for their libraries. They accept new or gently used, preferably less than 10 years old. They can not have any writing or highlight in the books. Self-help books and books on trauma and healing are often requested.

Also, Ruth Ellis Center is in need of winter attire. New or gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves. They mentioned a particular need for L and XL ladies coats.

This is a public event. Significant others, family, and friends are all welcome and encouraged.

SWOP Minneapolis-      #IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

Candlelight Vigil for Dec 17th

It will be at RARE house (the upstairs at cafe southside in Minneapolis) at

7 pm on 12/17/2017

3405 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Contact- katie@swopusa.org

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Memorial Vigil-      #IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 3-5

Thomas Paine Plaza (Across from City Hall)

1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Please let me know if you will participate in the form of creating art including helping with posters or a banner, or

If you would like to speak. We have a private sound system donated. You do not need to be a sex worker to come or to be involved. You just need to care. All are welcome. We place aside our differences to come together with respect and love to honor those not here to share their story.  Facebook page is being set up now. More details to come after Thanksgiving.  Contact mgdante@goddard.edu

Thanks so much – https://dec17philly.com/

Facebook event page

PROVIDENCE,  RHODE ISLAND USA

INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS-     

#IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

COYOTE RI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics)  joins Sex Workers, allies and advocates from around the world in recognizing “International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers”

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location”  10 Davol Square Unit 100, Providence RI 02903

Free community event – light lunch & childcare will be provided.

Contact: Bella Robinson at bella@coyoteri.org  401-525-8757

International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers San Francisco Bay Area event-      #IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

December 17, 2017 at Center for Sex & Culture 1349 Mission Street  {between 9th& 10th Sts.}

film show, discussion &potluck,  2-4 pm     *workshop 4-7 pm {see below}

Les Prostitutées de Lyon Parlent  – The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak by Carole Roussopoulos On June 3, 1975, 150 prostitute women occupied one of the main churches in the center of Lyon, France.  A banner was hung over the church façade ‘Our children don’t want their mothers in prison.’  The occupation was sparked by the brutal torture and murder of sex workers, and a police crackdown.  Instead of going after the murderer/s, the police were handing out fines and threatening women with prison.  Within weeks churches had been occupied all over France including in Paris.  The church occupations sparked the modern day sex workers rights movement.

45 min  Tales of the Grim Sleeper by Nick Broomfield (excerpts) Clips from Tales of the Grim Sleeper – a devastating expose of the lack of value police placed on the lives of Black women, many of whom were sex workers working the street in Los Angeles.  It documents the case of the serial murders of Black women in LA, & law enforcement and officials’ criminal neglect, also campaigning by the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders for police accountability and justice for the victims and their families.    sponsored by US PROStitutes Collective & In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety  uspros@prostitutescollective.net,  www.uspros.net ( http://www.uspros.net )(415) 626-4114

Washington, DC-  End Violence Against Sex Workers-      #IDEVASW #D17 #SexWorker

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 1: pm- 5: pm

The Reeve’s Center- (main hallway)

2000 14th St. NW

Washington DC 20009

ESPLER V GASCON in the 9th District Court of Appeals.- Oct 19th, 2017

16-15927 Erotic Svc Provider Legal Edu. v. George Gascon

 

 

Sept 24th, 2017

NH #HB287 #DecrimNow- Sept 5th 2017

We are so grateful to the courageous activists who came to Concord today to support HB 287 at one of its subcommittee hearings. This bill would create a study committee to examine the costs and benefits of alternative legal approaches to sex work.

1st photo- From left to right: Reverend Sarah Carpenter, me, Laurel, Bella Robinson from COYOTE RI, Eris Vayle and Melanie Dante from the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, and Professor Joelle Ryan of UNH.

 

“Hookers for health care’ are fighting against Trumpcare”  July 19th, 2017

Hat tip to our good friend Cris Sardina director of Desiree Alliance, who is on her way to DC with 100 activists who have volunteered to be arrested tomorrow. (July 18th, 2017)

“You’ll have to drag me out of this building senator because I will not stand up and walk away until this healthcare bill is destroyed!!!!!!

It will be well choreographed! This kickass group is well organized and they have prepaid the fines that people will ensure from their arrest.

Video of being taken to jail 

Don’t kill me! Kill the bill! Health care is a human right!

The U.N. General Assembly organises an interactive hearing in New York City (USA) on Friday, June 23, 2017 on the U.N. Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.  Video here
#Porcfest 2017-  June 22st 2017
Allied Media Conference 2017  #noperfectvictim

Bella Robinson – Framing the narrative

COMPLETE WITH BELLA ROBINSON- COYOTE RI

 

No Perfect Victims Interviews

At #clpp2017 and sex workers well welcomed and engaged in the reproductive rights movement talking about mass incarceration, motherhood, community and women’s healthcare! Knowledge is power!