VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION & TRAINING - Sun. Dec 9 SWOP-Seattle is excited to announce a new and revitalized Volunteer Orientation & Training! We are gearing up for our December Event Series where we’ll need volunteers to table, manage events, fundraise, and provide on-site support. This training will equip you to represent SWOP to the public and empower you to lead SWOP-related projects with SWOP’s help. We [...]
By SWOP Seattle|2018-11-16T18:34:57+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: All Posts|Comments Off on Join us @Volunteer Orientation December 9!
In honor of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, which was started in Seattle to honor the victims of the Green River Killer, we will be hosting a series of community and public events. Please join us to support sex worker resilience, particularly as we prepare ourselves for the impact of SESTA, which go into full effect in 2019.
By SWOP Seattle|2018-11-13T19:24:30+00:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: All Posts|Comments Off on December Events
NSWP is launching a new project – ‘sex workers speak out’ – to amplify sex workers’ voices from across the world. We need your help to make it happen. What the project is NSWP is collecting short videos of sex workers from around the world, sharing positive experiences of sex work and what it has enabled them to achieve, and negative experiences and [...]
Following the passage of SESTA, a sex worker group called COYOTE-RI conducted an impact survey and documented 260 responses (and growing). The data is still being collected and analyzed, but we have some clear takeaways that must be shared: Of the 260 sex workers who responded to the survey... - 77% (201 people) reported sex work as their sole income - 75% (197 people) are supported [...]
On May 1st, SWOP-Seattle coordinated a peaceful protest in conjunction with Seattle's annual May Day march, hosted by El Comité. Dubbed "A Funeral for the Death of Safer Sex Work", the march was intended to raise awareness about the direct and dangerous impacts of FOSTA and SESTA on sex workers. Click here for recent articles about FOSTA and SESTA. In essence, FOSTA and [...]
Below are notes from the organizers of Survivors Against SESTA, a small group of volunteer activists who were advocating fiercely against the passage of two dangerous congressional bills, FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) and SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act). The below notes explain what the bills are, how they effect people in the sex trade, and what is being planned as a response. This [...]
Help a scrappy grassroots peer driven activist and advocacy organization grow our programs and projects! SWOP-Seattle has two current positions open, beginning February 2017. Interested applicants please email a letter of interest by January 20th, 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org Coalition Coordinator We’re looking for someone to facilitate the formation of a political coalition by bringing together representatives from various non-profits (and related community groups) vested [...]
By SWOP Seattle|2017-01-10T01:32:19+00:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: All Posts|Comments Off on Positions Available to Support Sex Worker Rights
On December 17th, we gather to remember sex workers who have lost their lives due to violence, stigma, oppression, and discrimination. This year, we hold vigil for 136 individuals who have lost their lives. Please join us as we honor our dead, gather as a community, and heal. Saturday, Dec 17th 11am-2pm: Sex Workers Only Discussion circles for current and retired sex workers. Please [...]
Thank you for your patience while we get everything dialed in and try to recover some of our lost content... As with all prior "End Demand" actions taken by law enforcement in the past two years, SWOP-Seattle is dismayed and outraged by the use of public funds by the SPD, in setting up its own brothel and asking its female officers to get [...]
Sex Worker Rights Day March 1PM MARCH FROM OCCIDENTAL SQUARE TO WESTLAKE CENTER PLEASE JOIN US. YOUR SUPPORT COUNTS. Sex workers in Seattle are speaking up for their right to work, to advocate for themselves, and to exist. WE WILL BE MARCHING REGARDLESS OF WEATHER! Bring your red umbrella ; ) This march will start in Occidental Square, and will visit the Court House, [...]
By SWOP Seattle|2016-03-03T09:48:11+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: All Posts|Comments Off on March 3rd – International Sex Worker Rights Day
Pre-sales are over... and there are still tickets available. Five days, seven events: something for everyone! All that... and Activist Karaoke, and a Sexy Professional Social! More details: http://www.Seattle-SASS.org
By SWOP Seattle|2016-02-23T22:18:28+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Sex Work in the News|Comments Off on Invite your friends to the Seattle Annual Sex work Symposium!
With seven events planned we hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy! Purchase your tickets before February 15th to save $5/ per event... or go all in for an All Access Pass which includes many extra goodies! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tickets-for-sass-2016-events-tickets-20770283477
By SWOP Seattle|2016-02-01T13:42:57+00:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Sex Work in the News|Comments Off on SASS tickets are now on sale! Early bird discount until 2/15!
ESPLERP Updates for January 2016 2016 is off to a rip roaring start! The big news is that three New Hampshire legislators have proposed legislation (NH House Bill 1614) to decriminalize prostitution. Our board member, Bella Robinson, provided invaluable help with their press conference and testimony at the very first hearing! Here is the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Em_DIFa5o If you have time to review the [...]