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 →

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. < http://bit.ly/dUenDt > 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 →

SWOP-NYC Announces Partnership with Uganda-based WONETHA

SWOP-NYC is pleased to announce a partnership in solidarity with Uganda-based Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA). You can learn more about WONETHA here and here. Women’s Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA) is a Ugandan sex worker led organization established in August 2008 by 3 passionate and determined sexworkers who have faced harassment, insults, stigma, discrimination and arrest without trial by misinformed societies and who have been stirred into responsive action concerning the plight of other sexworkers in the same working conditions. Macklean Kyomya, Daisy Nakato,... Read The Rest →

Final Project: PROS Network Services Finder App for Android and Mobile Web

Abstract PROS Network Services Finder is a mobile website / Android application that provides a listing of harm reduction services for sex workers in New York City based on GPS location information. The current services listings are organized under the following categories: harm reduction and syringe exchanges, shelters, legal services, youth services, advocacy and support services. In the next version, the application will include a two-way “bad date list” feature as well as the ability to report instances of violence with a focus on combating police violence. Problem Statement Sex... Read The Rest →

Call For Performers: Sex Worker Cabaret on June 6th!

Hi there, Celebrate Sex Worker Pride this June at the Sex Worker Cabaret on June 6th at the Slipper Room! We are looking for cabaret acts for an early evening (7pm-10pm) of burlesque, performance art, readings, comedy, and musical acts. Diversity encouraged! All genders, bodies, ages, and talents welcome to apply. Please submit a short proposal about the type of act or number you’d be interested in doing. If we don’t know one another, please send a link to your website, facebook, etc or a photo. We are currently looking... Read The Rest →

Midpoint Assignment

Midpoint assignment: Present your idea(s) for a final project in 5 minutes. You should have a draft problem statement, goal statement and should describe the type of project you want to pursue. As your problem statement should be a social or political problem, you will take this issue on as your case study for the rest of the semester, tracking developments, news and related projects. You will hereafter be required to update the class twice before the end of the semester on your issue and your project. Problem Statement Sex... Read The Rest →

Sex Work Issues and the State Legislative Process

Sex Work Issues and the State Legislative Process Tuesday , February 23rd, 6:00pm-8:30pm Large Conference Room, Urban Justice Center 123 William St., 16th Fl New York, NY 10038 Ask most people about government and they tend to talk about their federal representatives, the White House, or maybe the Mayor. But the state government may have the most significant impacts on our daily lives, particularly in the realm of criminal justice. This two hour seminar is presented via a partnership of Sex Work Awareness and the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers... Read The Rest →

Memorial for Catherine Lique

Memorial for Catherine Lique, 2009 12″ x 12″ x 2″ Plexiglass, LEDs, electronics, audio recording This interactive installation appears as a mirror to the viewer. When they step on the pressure sensor, a microcontroller triggers LED lights to backlight the lightbox, revealing the image of Catherine Lique, a sex worker who was killed in 2003. The accompanying audio piece, a first person narrative, tells the story of the life and death of Ms. Lique. The audio, also triggered by the sensor, is programmed to play through Processing. The narrative was... Read The Rest →

ICM and PComp Final Project in Progress

Memorial for Catherine This piece is in progress. It is an interactive installation which will also have an audio recording (narrative) triggered by the same sensor that triggers the lights. The first person narrative will reveal the life and death of Catherine, a sex worker murdered in 2003. This series will be an ongoing memorial for sex workers who have been victims of violence. The first draft will be completed on December 17th, 2009 to coincide with the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Share → Tweet

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