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 →

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 →

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 →

Best Clinical Practices & Policies Working with Sex Worker Populations

Columbia University School of Social Work Feminist Caucus | Queer Caucus | Men’s Caucus in collaboration with PROS Network (Providers & Resources Offering Services to Sex Workers) presents… BEST CLINICAL PRACTICES & POLICIES WORKING WITH SEX WORKER POPULATIONS Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163814787003388 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 8:00 – 9:30PM 1255 Amsterdam Ave, Room C03 Learn about the “No Condoms as Evidence” Bill, How to be Competent and Sensitive Providers to a Population on the Margins, Harm Reduction Strategies for Effective Engagement *This event is being held in recognition of March 3rd: International... Read The Rest →

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. For more information on how to contribute, please click here. Share → Tweet

Save the Date: International Day for Sex Workers Rights Community Potluck

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 7pm-9pm Where: Judson Memorial Church *side entrance* – 243 Thompson St, downstairs. New York, NY Closest Subways: B/D/F/V/A/C/E to Washington Square Park and the N/R to 8th Street-NYU. SWOP-NYC and SWANK invite all current/former sex workers and our allies/friends/families of all ages to join us for the third annual community potluck to celebrate the International Day for Sex Workers’ Rights. Celebrate the struggle and accomplishments in the arena of sex workers rights by coming together to eat, drink, and participate in various creative activities... Read The Rest →

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