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Events Calendar

SWOP Chapters
SWOP USA
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Chicago
East (MN,NC,NY)
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Initiatives to “end demand” for prostitution harm women and undermine service programs!

End Demand Fact Sheet



Diversity Statement

The Desiree Alliance conference organizers are committed to support for representation and inclusiveness of cultural, racial, economic, age, and gender identity. Please read our Diversity Statement and join our efforts to build a respectful, diverse, and strong sex worker movement.

 

Legislators of this century have continued to fail to realise that prostitutes are not a special breed of women with compulsions to indulge in criminal behaviour... socially, culturally and psychologically prostitute[s] pursue lifestyles little different to the millions of other single working women, wives and mothers in the... community. Popular mythology keeps prostitute[s] separated from other women in people's minds, while the law, founded as it is in 19th century puritanism, keeps them separated in the social order.**

-Working girls: prostitutes, their life and social control by Roberta Perkins

 

The only solution to the oppression of women exploited as prostitutes is a political elimination of the very notion of female sexual/ economic transgression (chosen or forced) by granting all women the same rights, liberties and protections against violation as those to which human beings in general...are entitled. All women’s rights are attached to prostitutes’ rights because the whore stigma can disqualify any woman’s claim to legitimacy and throw suspicion on any woman accused of economic and/or sexual initiative. **

-Pheterson, G. (1996) The Prostitution Prism, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam. P. 105

** Desiree Alliance would like to emphasize that although these quotes mention women, we acknowledge the challenges of, and support and work for the rights of, all genders equally.

 

 

 

 

 

Civil, Labor, and Human Rights for All Sex Workers


An Open Letter to Desiree Alliance:

 

Dear Desiree Alliance,

We did it again- 1 more year - 1 more success

Sharmus & I want to thank our organizers, volunteers, and attendees for making this important event happen. It would not happen without each and every one of us.

As a major organizer for the conference, I worked behind the scenes and went crazy!

There were many things that blew up, scheduling snafu's, running block with hotel management and our conference, and everything under the sun that screwed up- it happened! It all looked so perfect on paper lol

What I did notice was people communicating with one another, renewing old friendships and making new ones, laughing, hugging, in deep conversations, and planning next conference- making it better for next time.

This makes it all worthwhile

We have to care for one another, listen, learn, teach, share our stories because we each have our own journey that brought us to this movement.

If something is needing to be done better at the next Desiree conference, sit at the organizing table when we begin to plan. We need your perspective, experience, and time. Nothing changes without action.

Thanks Desiree for a great conference!!

Love, Cris

Cristine Sardina BWS, MSJ
Desiree Alliance Co-director
director@desireealliance.org
520 294-6835


Donate to the
Desiree Alliance General Fund

through PayPal

We greatly appreciate all contributions of any amount. As you can imagine producing a national conference is very expensive, Our registration fees are very low to encourage attendance from diverse communities, so we rely on the support of volunteers and contributors like you.Thank you so much for supporting the Desiree Alliance 2013 Conference!


Donate directly to Desiree Alliance at SEE

If you prefer, you can donate by visiting the link above with information about payment by credit card and check. It's important to ensure that you type in "Desiree Alliance" as the project name when filling out your credit card information. 
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Your credit card statement will say "Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs."

Please, also email a note so that we can track your donation. Email us at desireealliance2013[at]gmail.com The subject with be "Desiree donation through SEE" Please include your name and donation amount in the email.


If a you prefer to donate by check or money order, you can send mail to:

Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs22231
Mulholland Hwy Suite 209
Calabasas, CA 91302

Please email us, as above, so we can track your donations at desireealliance2013[at]gmail.com

Checks/money orders must be made payable to SEE with Desiree Alliance in the memo.


December 17th
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers


This event was created to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers all over the globe. Originally conceived by Dr. Annie Sprinkle and launched by Robyn Few and the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle Washington.

Click for more information about events around the globe,
in rememberance of sex workers.

News

Check out our Community Page

Conference planning time is here! We are be seeking volunteers to help plan and coordinate our July 2013 conference including fundraisers, people experienced in social media and outreach, grant writers, videograhers and more to help us. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering volunteer@desireealliance.org
Please put "Volunteer" in the subject line.


An Open Letter to the Desiree Alliance:

As we begin our new year, it's impossible to move forward without reflecting on what brought us into this new decade. The year 2010 brought Desiree activists to new heights as we prepared and presented our most fabulous conference to date in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2011 and 2012 our presence at conferences, seminars, trainings, expos, festivals, etc., has been felt around the globe. Our political actions have surpassed groups that have every resource made available to them. (cont on Community Page)

Sharmus Outlaw and Darby Hickey
Sex Workers at the International Conference of AIDS, Washington, D.C., July 2012

You can follow up on conference action!
Sign the "Call to Change U.S. Policy
on Sex Work and HIV"


We honor
Robyn Few
1958-2012
who recently passed after a long battle with cancer.

 

Significance of the Red Umbrella

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Sex Workers WANT to Stop Trafficking 
Watch now on YouTube!


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Black Women for Wellness
Leads Reproductive Justice Movement Campaign

against California's Prop 35, an initiative targeting people of color, youth, drug users, sex workers, immigrants, homeless people and other vulnerable commuities.

See http://www.causes.com/causes/800029-vote-no-on-proposition-35/actions/1698969


Call for Volunteers and Support
Women with a Vision, New Orleans!!

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Past conferences

2010
"Working Sex: Power, Practice, and Politics"
July 25th to 30th, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference 2010 :: CFP 2010
Schedule 2010 :: Speakers' List 2010

Logistics 2010

2008
"Pulling Back the Sheets: Sex, Work, and Social Justice"
July 16-20, Chicago
Conference 2008 :: CFP 2008
Schedule 2008 :: Speakers' List 2008

Logistics 2008
 

2007
"Sex Work: Culture, Policy, and Benefits; Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers and their Diverse Realities"
July 14-27, San Francisco
Convergence 2007 :: CFP 2007
Schedule 2007 :: Speakers' List 2007

Logistics 2007

2006
"Re-visioning Prostitution Policy: Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging Criminalization"
July 9-12, Las Vegas
Conference 2006 :: CFP 2006
Schedule 2006 :: Speakers' List 2006
Logistics 2006

 
Conference Feedback
2007 Conference Feedback
"I have never in my life experienced such energy!"

2006 Conference Feedback  
"I can't say thanks enough. This was life changing-I'll be at the next 
one if time, money, and the universe allows!!!!"

Read more!


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The Desiree Alliance is a diverse, 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 and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labour, and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry. For further information call (702) 701-0055 or email info@desireealliance.org.

*Donations: Desiree Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please make checks payable to SEE/Desiree Alliance. If you are donating by credit card, please note that Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, or a variation of SEE, will show up on your credit card statement. Your donation is tax deductible.


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