Upcoming events for the rest of this month and the first half of the next. Updated as events are added so check back throughout the month. For an up to date calendar, click here. Due to the nature of many of these events, time and location details are reserved for screened individuals.

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Brunch with the Society for Erotic Professionals In Action (SEPIA)

This month: January 8
Next month: February 5

A potluck style event held on the first Wednesday of every month, intended to provide social support and community for active or retired sex workers of all stripes. Dancers, cam performers, full service sex workers, and more all are welcome. You do not need to bring anything to brunch in order to be welcome.

Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade (CRS) is a network of individuals and organizations promoting self-determination, safety, well-being, and human rights of sex workers and people engaged in the sex trade through public education, policy advocacy, and other activities from empirical, harm reduction, and social justice perspectives.

They meet the first Friday of every month at the Capitol Hill Public Library at 10:30am.

Strippers are Workers (SAW) meeting

With the passing of new laws intended to make stripping safer in the state of Washington, a group of dancers have formed an organization to help monitor compliance and educate dancers about the new legislation. They meet monthly, on varying dates and times depending on individual schedules.

SWOP Council Meetings

During council meetings, we check in on ongoing projects, propose new projects when possible, discuss participation with ally organizations, asses past achievements for points of strength and areas of improvement, appoint individuals to planning committees when appropriate, and sometimes enjoy lively discussion after.

Council meetings are 2p-4p on the second Sunday of every month at a private location near Pike Place Market. Council meetings are open to all SWOP members. We welcome allies for their skills and input but prioritize current or retired sex workers to fill council positions.

Council positions are:
-SEPIA Point Person
-Lead Coordinator
-Webmaster
-Health and Social Services
-Social Media
-Press
-Volunteer Coordinator (currently empty)
-Fundraiser (currently empty)

Navigating Overwhelm in 2020 – February 25

A talk at Town hall, sponsored by the ACLU.
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky is an amazing speaker, trainer and front line worker on issues related to trauma and oppression. Despite the heaviness of these topics, she gives an enjoyable and engaging overview of trauma, how it shows up in our lives, and what we can do to mitigate its effects.  Because [the ACLU is] partnering with her on her upcoming training in February (see attached) anyone in your organization who signs up can get [their] discount of a $90 registration fee. [The ACLU has] worked with Laura in the past and benefitted greatly. I hope you can experience this as well.
RSVP through SWOP by emailing seattle@swopusa.org. Deadline to RSVP for the discount is January 9 but the event is open to the public