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Reminder! SWOP-USA Board Application Deadline is June 5!

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00June 4th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

Just a friendly reminder: the SWOP-USA Board Application deadline is June 5! To Apply: Please send a brief statement of interest—a description of who you are, your work, the communities and organizations you have worked with as well as two references* to savannah@swopusa.org. You may also send a resume if you would like. The application deadline [...]

Photographers, Designers WANTED for Anti-Stigma Photography Campaign!

By |2016-07-04T18:18:08+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

The SWOP-USA Advocacy Committee will be launching an anti- stigma photography campaign this Summer. Amateur or professional photographer? We need your help! We are looking for any volunteers who could help with photography or photo editing! Please email swopusamedia@gmail.com if you are interested.

Community Support Line Volunteer Training!

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

Volunteers WANTED for SWOP-USA community support line! While our phone line's 24 hour crisis functions are being transferred over to HIPS, remaining accessible via phone is crucial, especially as we grow our community to encompass regions without SWOP Chapters or harm reduction organizations, and to a more diverse group of sex workers through SWOP Behind Bars. Interested? [...]

Pride Month!

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Blogs, Uncategorized|

Pride Toolkit | Pride Organizer Resource Folder   Pride is a celebration and recognition of the Stonewall Riots and all those who have paved the way for LGBTQ equality. On June 28, 1969, after a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, an underground queer bar in New York City, the LGBTQ community and supporters rioted and fought [...]

SWOP-USA Supports Amnesty International’s Sex Work Policy

By |2017-01-25T05:19:00+00:00May 26th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Blogs|

Print Version - Statement in Support of Amnesty International Sex Work Policy Media Contact Katherine Koster Communications Director - SWOP-USA katherine@swopusa.org | 877-776-2004 x. 2   [5/26/2016 - For Immediate Release] Sex Workers Outreach Project [SWOP-USA] applauds the release of Amnesty International’s (AI) final policy promoting the decriminalization of adult, consensual sex work.  AI’s finalized policy [...]

SWOP-USA Statement on California SB 1110 and LEAD Programs for Sex Workers

By |2016-05-18T17:27:15+00:00May 18th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

Print Version (.pdf) Sex worker and cis and trans women of color-led anti-violence organizations recently issued a statement opposing California SB 1110. SWOP-USA shares many of the concerns regarding SB 1110, which as written, corrupts many of the core tenants of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). However, we support LEAD as implemented in Seattle and wish [...]

Statement on Conviction of Lonnie David Franklin Jr., Los Angeles Serial Killer

By |2016-05-13T05:56:25+00:00May 13th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

On May 5, 2016 Lonnie David Franklin Jr., a former Los Angeles sanitation worker, was found guilty for the murder of 10 young Black women and the attempted murder of one survivor.  Known as the Grim Sleeper, the murders Franklin was convicted of span from 1985 to 2007: – Debra Jackson, 29, body discovered August 10, [...]

Webinar: Advocacy 101 – How to Change Laws!

By |2016-06-17T02:12:00+00:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Events|

RESCHEDULED | Register Now   Learn basic community organizing strategies for promoting effective legislation in your city, state, or nation!   As this past legislative season illustrated, state governments continue to to introduce and pass laws related to sex work and sex trafficking. Often these bills conflate the two and put sex workers at danger of arrest, civil [...]

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