Desiree Alliance 2008 — Chicago! Register Now!

~Desiree Alliance Presents~
In partnership with BAYSWAN, Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA, SWANK, H.I.P.S. Different Avenues, COYOTE, Best Practices Policy Project, $pread Magazine, St. James Infirmary, Harm Reduction Coalition, PONY, SWOP-Chicago, SWOP-Las Vegas, SWOP-Los Angeles, SWOP- Northern California, SWOP-Arizona, SWOP-Portland, & SWOP-EAST

“Pulling Back the Sheets: Sex, Work and Social Justice”

July 16-20, 2008 Chicago, IL

REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 10!

The Desiree Alliance is a diverse, volunteer-based, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities and individuals across the US working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy and health services for sex workers. We provide leadership development and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labor and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry.

This convergence will create space for dialogue between hundreds of sex workers and their allies to share their personal experience and skills, identify workers’ most pressing needs, share training and networking skills for developing solutions, and to collaborate on strategies for social and political change on local, state, national and international levels.

Some of the scheduled workshops include:
  • Safety for Sex Workers Through personal Privacy – Legal and relatively simple ways for working and living out of harms way”

  • “Tantra: How it can uplift the plight and struggle of sex workers and clientele”

  • “Self marketing and self branding: How to run a profitable (and more safe) sex worker business”

  • “Safety 411”

  • Falling Through All the Cracks: Young adult transgender sex workers”

  • Challenging Discrimination Among Sex Workers: Reconstructing ‘sex work’”

  • Bad Date Line: How to start, run + maintain a dam good project”

  • Sex Workers Against Rape”

  • Sex Workers Rights and Direct Services in Urban Los Angeles”

  • Adult Entertainer’s Guide to Disabled Customers – 2008 Edition”

  • We, Asian Sex Workers”

Conference registration fee is $200 if you register by July 10th. All participants must register no later than July 10th. Fees include registration materials, admission to the opening reception, breakfast and lunch Thur-Sat, admission to the after party on Sat and brunch on Sunday. To register for the conference visitour site and submit theregistrant screening form. After you submit this form, a registration packet and payment information will be sent to you.

For more information on registration scholarships, contact: Liz Copl at hdfemme@gmail.com
If you have registration questions please contact:
tara@birl.org.

The Desiree Alliance is a diverse, volunteer-based, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities and individuals across the US working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy and health services for sex workers. We provide leadership development and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labor and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry.

www.desireealliance.org
Desiree Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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