"Sex Work: Culture, Policy, and Benefits
Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers and their Diverse Realities"
This year the
conference will be held in San Francisco as part of the 2007 West Coast
Convergence. The conference itself will be held in the Mission district.
Exact location address and directions will be given to confirmed
Registration is $100.00 on a sliding scale. Please include on your
registration papers if you need to pay less and why. Also include if you
can pay more, or help to sponsor someone else.
For those needing to share a ride or room with
fill out this form: Ride and Room Share
Here is a link
to a flight search engine, which allows you to compare the
results of several search engines. We also encourage you to look
Southwest Vacations, America West Vacations, etc., because they
will often have flight + hotel deals that are less expensive
than flights alone.
Here is a link
Here is a
link to Greyhound.
Location will be given
to confirmed registrants.
It will be in the Mission area of San Francisco.
The Desiree Alliance group rate for double rooms near our conference location
is $169.00 plus tax per night. This information will be available to
registered attendees. There is also a ride/room share coop
being organized by Kitty. Please click here
We are also
providing a link here to a hotel search engine which compares the
results of other search engines to allow you to find the best fares:
Click here for more hotel options
here for restaurant options
"Sex Work Culture, Policy, and Benefits:
Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers and their Diverse Realities" is an opportunity for those who
support reform of current prostitution laws and the sex workers' rights
movement to come together to discuss
alternatives to criminalization of those who exchange sex for money and
various aspects of the culture of sex work.
Although we do have a
screening process to ensure that only allies are present, we encourage
all participants to set their own boundaries and to be cautious when
sharing personal or sensitive information during discussions. This is a
conference for allies and broad networks of academics and activists,
their participation in this conference does not implicate them as sex
The Desiree Alliance is taking the following precautions to ensure
privacy and safety for participants:
-Sensitive parts of the
conference are closed to the media and to the public.
-No film/photos will be permitted by participants.
-One documentation team will be permitted to film/photo the
presentations for promotion/records purposes, team is selected by the
-Those who wish to not be filmed/photographed will be able to signify
their wishes on their nametag and the designated documentation crew will
not record their photo or voice.
-Participants are able to use first name only or pseudonym during the
conference if they choose to remain anonymous.
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Alliance is a coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists,
professional sex educators and their supporting networks. We seek to
encourage a better understanding of human sexuality by promoting ethical
and unbiased research into sexual subcultures; to promote saner and more
sensible approaches to policies relating to adult sexual health and
behavior. We use this information to educate and empower the public to
have healthy and rational attitudes about sexuality.
Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a