In Memoriam to be featured at Vent Festival 2011

In Memoriam, a mixed media quilt honoring and remembering the lives of sex workers murdered around the globe, will be featured at the 2011 Vent Festival in Brooklyn, New York. The piece was created in collaboration with artist Michelle Temple who is also based in Brooklyn, New York. In Memoriam was recently shown a the Pop-up Museum of Queer History at the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation in New York, New York and will be shown at a gallery in Indiana later this fall. Brooklyn’s own performance festival! Prepare to Rant,... Read The Rest →

August 6, 2011 – Opening Reception for the The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History

Michelle Temple and I have a piece in the show entitled In Memoriam. Please join us! The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History is here (and queer)! Please celebrate with us! Opening Reception 6:30 – 9:30pm on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation (26 Wooster Street, New York, NY) See more than twenty exhibits designed by more than forty artists, academics, and activists, on subjects ranging from wimmin’s separatist land, to Argentina’s same-sex marriage debate, to late 1800s responses to transgender identity. The show will be open... Read The Rest →

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 →

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 →

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: 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 →

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 →

Second Annual Sex Worker Cabaret

This year’s Sex Worker Cabaret will include video work much like 2009’s Pay As You Go: An Evening of Sex Worker Short Films (produced by Audacia Ray& Sarah Jenny). Last year’s event was a huge success and plans are in the works for the second annual Sex Worker Cabaret, to be held in June 2011 in New York City. About the Cabaret: Sex workers take the stage to tell their diverse stories through burlesque, comedy, narrative, contortion, aerial performance, and more. Producers Sarah Jenny and Damien Luxe are proud to present an evening cabaret showcasing... Read The Rest →

7th Annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Join us for a vigil and community speak out When: Friday, December 17, 2010 at 7:30PM – 9:30PM Where: Metropolitan Community Church of New York, Sanctuary (2nd floor), 446 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018 btw 9th & 10th Aves. < > Who: Current & former sex workers, our allies, friends, families, and communities. This event is free and open to the public. Join us in observing the 7th annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Join us in remembering those we’ve lost to violence, oppression... Read The Rest →

Sutainable DIY New Media

In 2007, my colleague Damien and I presented at Women, Action and the Media! at M.I.T. a workshop entitled Sustainable DIY New Media. I’ve just come across the presentation in its entirety on video. Presenters: Sarah Jenny Bleviss, new media artist, social justice advocate, former blogger, and web developer for $pread Magazine Axon Damien Luxe, DIY media-maker, electro performer, art director, and event curator, aka Hadassah Hill The goal of this presentation is to relay vital, how-to new media strategies for people with limited to moderate internet experience and no... Read The Rest →

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