Second Annual Sex Worker Cabaret

Join us for the Second Annual Sex Worker Cabaret on Sunday, June 12, 2011! Sex workers take the stage to tell their diverse stories through performance, narrative, puppetry, burlesque, comedy and more. This event starts with a curated selection of video works about sex work around the globe, and then features an all-star lineup of eleven performers. Producers Sarah Jenny and Damien Luxe are proud to present this Sunday evening cabaret showcasing some of the most vibrant creative talent in the sex worker community. The cabaret is in homage to... Read The Rest →

Thesis Presentation

The presentation for my thesis is available by clicking here. You can download and read my thesis paper in PDF here. Video of the presentation below. Click to play   Share → Tweet

Sex Worker Zine Project – Call for Submissions

The Sex Worker Zine Project seeks to create a zine showcasing the diversity of sex workers’ experiences of all genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, nationalities, immigration statuses, races, and ethnic backgrounds. International submissions encouraged! This yet to be titled zine will be printed in full cover and will be available for sale with profits supporting the work of SWOP-NYC. All accepted contributors will receive a free copy of the completed zine. This zine is intended to be informal, informational, and accessible. How to Contribute Are you a current or former sex worker or someone... Read The Rest →

Panel Discussion on International Solidarity with India’s Sex Workers’ Rights Movement

Wednesday, April 13 5-7pm The Brecht Forum, 451 West St. (West Side Highway), betw. Bank and Bethune Click here for directions Free and open to the public! Dr. Smarajit Jana, one of the founders of the DMSC (Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee) in Calcutta, India, and his colleague, a member of DMSC’s organizing committee, are visiting the US in April, and will be speaking at the Brecht Forum on Wednesday, April 13, 5-7pm. The DMSC is a collective forum of 65,000 sex workers and serves as a model of labor organizing... Read The Rest →

Stop NY State Police from using condoms as evidence of prostitution! The time to act is NOW!

Hi friends – some of you might be wondering “Why is SJ sending this to me?” Well, in part, I count on you as a friend/family member/colleague to support human rights and social justice. But also you should know that the way the laws are on the books now, the existing policy disporportionately impacts LGBTQ people, people of color, and low income folks — people who may simply be profiled as sex workers regardless of intent, undeniable institutionalized racism, classism, and homophobia. You should be outraged! So take that rage... Read The Rest →

HIV/AIDS & Social Media News Roundup

HIV/AIDS News Personalized Text Messages Could Boost HIV Medication Adherence – “A personalized text messaging reminder service significantly boosted antiretroviral (ARV) adherence over a six-week period compared with a standard beeper reminder system, according to a study published in the March issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs.” Adults With HIV at Increased Risk of Bone Fractures, Study Finds Maine AIDS Alliance Closing its Doors – “Maine’s only statewide HIV/AIDS advocacy group is closing in June after more than two decades of lobbying for patients in Augusta and organizing Maine AIDS Walks... Read The Rest →

HIV/AIDS News Roundup and I am in the press!

NYC Health Dept debuts HIV awareness subway ad NYC’s Top HIV Official Ducks Forum on Graphic AIDS Campaign MoMA and AA Bronson Present “Queer Cinema: Today and Yesterday” Project Masiluleke harnesses the mobile phone as a high-impact, low-cost tool in the fight againstHIV/AIDS and TB. Nearly 100% of South Africans have access to a mobile device and the project touches virtually every one of them. Conservative estimates indicate Project Masiluleke has the potential to mobilize hundreds of thousands to get tested. In other news, I was quoted on behalf of my... Read The Rest →

CALL FOR PERFORMERS & VIDEOS: Sex Worker Cabaret on June 12, 2011 in Brooklyn, NY

Share Your Sex Worker Pride this June at the Sex Worker Cabaret on June 12th at Public Assembly in Brooklyn! We are looking for cabaret acts of 3-7 minutes each for an early evening (7pm -11pm) event: burlesque, performance art, literary readings, comedy, video art, musical acts, etc. are all welcomed. Diversity encouraged! All genders, bodies, ages, and talents welcome to apply. We are currently looking for proposals that would be, on some level, about sex work: whether it be a story about your favorite/least favorite client, a burlesque number... Read The Rest →

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