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The BSWC March mid month update
Sex Workers Write Applications extended The First Annual Black Sex Worker Conference June 17-19. Applications open til March 31 Gabby and Decrim PA anti trafficking video response THE CSW March 18 & 19 Thank you to donors like you, groups such as Sex Workers Project (SWP) Whoroscope.edu podcast with Executive Director Akynos teespring.com/stores/bswc thank you NC branch coordinator Madame Fae for doing our mid month update!
Introducing the keynotes speakers for the 1st annual Black Sx Workers Conference
hosted by The BSWC from June 17-19, 2021. Executive Director MFA sits down and speaks with some of the keynotes for the conference. They discuss some of their work and who they are. Monica Jones, Stella Nyanzi, Christian Alexander Lovehall and a guest appearance by Best Practices Policy Project. For tickets please go to thebswc.eventbrite.com. $25 off with code RELIBERATE until May 19, 2021.
Some Sponsors/Vendors for the 1st Annual Black Sx Wrkrs Conference
thank you to all the wonderful people that supported us this year. Some maybe missing from this montage because of timing - but we thank you all nonetheless. Sponsors/Vendors in order of appearance: The New York School of Burlesque Play Out Apparel Spectrum Boutique Nightshade Designs Self Serve Toys House of Bawdy SheVibe New Sexualities Research & Black Sexualities Studies groups at University of California Santa Barbara Eureka Art House Girls Burritos Body and Pole National Harm Reduction Coalition Passional Boutique Assembly Four She Bop The Shop not listed in this video version: A Great Idea Tunnel Vision
Super Bowl 56 w/ The BSWC
The Superbowl is coming to Los Angeles on Feb 13, 2022. It will be Super Bowl LVI (56). There is always spike in domestic violence on Super Bowl Sunday but there is also state sanctioned violence against sex workers. It's not a fun day for us: for women, particularly Black, brown and transgender sex workers who are often picked up for "walking while trans" due to racist, transphobic laws that allow the LAPD the ability to criminalize people based on how they look and where they are standing or walking. 2. There were 4,000 arrests in 2020, according to the California Dept of justice *(Here is the LA Times Article reference for that number and data above) 3. Sex worker organizations are putting on a webinar to discuss how to organize together to change policy and practices for sex worker rights in LA and California. Here is the Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mJC2cVWkSBmfRnbuVh4KEg 4. This event will be live streamed and recorded. Here is the website with info on the symposium. Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, 6-8pm Pacific. Here are links to relevant studies. US Governments Accountability Office Sex Trafficking-Online Platforms and Federal Prosecutions. June 2021 https://www.gao.gov/assets/gao-21-385.pdf Report on “Tracing Criminalization: Policing and Prosecution in LA, 2017-2019” https://esplerp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Tracing-Criminalization-21.pdf Illicit Massage Parlors in Los Angeles and New York City; Stories of Women Workers. http://johnchin.net/Article_Files/MP_Study_10.11.19_FINAL.pdf
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