Monthly Archives: June 2016

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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 [...]

Deadline Extension – Apply for the SWOP-USA Board of Directors!

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

In order to give folks additional time and allow individuals who learn about SWOP at the Desiree Alliance conference, the SWOP-USA Board Application deadline has been extended to July 23! 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 [...]

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 [...]

Sex & Drugs Go Good Together – Toolkit Launch & 6/29 Webinar

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

We are so thrilled to share our brand new Good Samaritan Expansion Toolkit with you!! Print Version  |  Web Version This toolkit was created to help advocates, grassroots organizations, and sex work and drug user harm reduction coalitions expand protection provided by Overdose Good Samaritan laws to better serve sex workers. The toolkit begins by documenting [...]

Fact Sheet: Celebrating Pride – Intersections between the GLBTQ and Sex Work Community

By |2017-05-01T03:11:49+00:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Fact Sheets, Print Outs|Tags: , , |

Fact Sheet (.pdf) Year: 2016 Title: Celebrating Pride - Intersections between the GLBTQ and Sex Work Community Authors: SWOP-USA This fact sheet discusses the intersection between sex work and the LGBTQ community, including common issues affecting LGBTQ sex workers. Developed as a GLBT Pride Handout in June, 2016, this is a great resource to add to [...]

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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 [...]

Reminder! SWOP-USA Board Application Deadline is July 23!

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

Just a friendly reminder: the SWOP-USA Board Application deadline is July 23! 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 is [...]

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.

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