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Fact Sheet: How to Be an Ally

By |2017-05-01T02:26:19+00:00September 1st, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Fact Sheets, Print Outs|

Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2016 Title: How to Be an Ally Authors: SWOP-USA and SWOP-Chicago This fact sheet, adapted from a fact sheet collectively developed by SWOP-Chicago members, gives an overview of how private individuals, helping professionals, and institutions can be better allies to sex workers.

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8/31 Webinar: Reducing Overdose Among Sex Workers

By |2016-08-18T16:47:04+00:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

  Mini-Webinar: Reducing Overdose Among Sex Workers   Wednesday, August 31: 4-4:30PM EST   August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. In recognition of this day, we're organizing a mini-webinar focusing on advocacy strategies to reduce overdose among sex workers. This 30-minute webinar will focus on our Good Samaritan Expansion Toolkit. We'll also give a brief [...]

Joint Statement: DOJ Report on Baltimore Police Shows Harms of Criminalization

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Contacts: Jacqueline Robarge, Power Inside | jrobarge at powerinside.org (410) 889-8333 Darby Hickey, Best Practices Policy Project | darbyhickey at gmail.com (202) 250-4869 Katherine M Koster, SWOP-USA | katherine at swopusa.org (877) 776-2004   DOJ Report on Baltimore Police Shows Harms of Criminalization of Commercial Sex The August 10th U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigative findings on the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) [...]

Aug 15 Webinar: PROP 60 – The California Bill to Kill Porn

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00August 11th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Monday, August 15: 1-2:30PM PST As it turns 25 this year, the Free Speech Coalition, the Adult Film trade organization, is preparing for what might be its biggest fight yet. A fight against Prop 60, an anti-adult-film ballot initiative that, if passed, would threaten the privacy of everyone from adult film actors to web cammers and mean [...]

SWOP-USA Stands in Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

By |2016-08-04T17:08:24+00:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

On Monday, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) released “A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, & Justice.”  SWOP-USA stands in solidarity with M4BL.  Within the vast and nuanced policy briefs, M4BL called for: The retroactive decriminalization, immediate release and record expungement of all drug related offenses and prostitution, and reparations for [...]

SAT, JULY 23 = Deadline for Chapter Coordinator, BOD Applications!

By |2016-07-21T07:52:54+00:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Just a gentle reminder that Sat, July 23 is the application deadline for the SWOP-USA Chapter Coordinator Position & Board or Directors. Please share widely and with your listservs, and consider applying yourself! HIRING: Chapter Coordinator - SWOP-USA is seeking a highly organized, motivated, online community organizer to help us on-board new Chapters, and sustain support [...]

Hiring! Chapter Coordinator

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

Deadline: July 23 To Apply:  submit a brief cover letter, resume and writing sample sent to savannah@swopusa.org   SWOP-USA is seeking to hire an exceptionally organized and personable individual for the position of Chapter Coordinator. Ideal candidates will possess good communication and people skills, as well as a comprehensive working knowledge of the sex worker rights movement, [...]

Community Call on Law Enforcement-Assisted Diversion

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00June 26th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

On Sunday, June 26, we hosted a community call  to discuss concerns and questions about Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) programs. This conversation has been spurred by the advent of SB110 in California, which has resulted in a community petition to remove the sex worker clause from the bill. LEAD is currently implemented in Seattle, and [...]

Position Update: Amend CA LEAD SB1110

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blogs|

On May 18, we issued a statement expressing concerns with the California Law Enforcement-Assisted Diversion Bill SB1110, and voicing general support for interim criminal justice system reforms as we push for the decriminalization of sex work. Since then, we have also engaged in conversations with California-based sex worker and women of color-led organizations, further research, and internal [...]

Wed, June 29 – Webinar: The Intersection of Sex Work & Drug Use

By |2017-01-25T05:18:59+00:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|

Wednesday June 29th - 2PM EST | Register Now! Significant overlap exists between sex work and drug user issues and communities. A 2013 Denver study of street-based cis-female sex workers found 67% of participants had traded sex for drugs at some point in their lives.  Syringe exchange data from the same city that year found that 14% of clients self-reported trading sex for drugs, and we [...]

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