HeaderDecember 12-14 with a vigil on Dec 17th
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For far too long, sex workers have been ignored and silenced when they speak up on the very issues that effect them directly, and we’ve had enough of it. We’re taking Seattle by storm for one solid weekend in December, sharing our sex worker culture and perspectives with the world, building our own stage from which to speak our truth. 

The Seattle Annual Sex Work Symposium is a 3 day event that will educate, entertain, and enlighten the public, strengthening our sex worker community in the process.


Allies Meeting
Fri. Dec 12, 10am-12noon
Location TBA in Seattle (depends on how many RSVPs we get)
SWOP-Seattle would like to invite representatives from other social justice and health organizations to network, share existing resources, and see where our efforts overlap. SWOP-Seattle would also like to discuss our current street outreach project plans, and the possibility of creating a Seattle PROS Network.  Join SWOP-Seattle’s Allies Mailing List by contacting us at MaryMagdalene@swop-seattle.org

SASS Speaks! 
Fri. Dec. 12, Doors 7pm, show runs 8-11pm
Factory Luxe 3100 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98134
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MonologSiouxsieQ2ues about historical whores, singer songwriter sex workers, films about porn, courtesans, rescue stings, and more! This night has it all, folks. Expand your perspective while being thoroughly entertained! This show will feature cinematic, musical, theatrical, and literary performances created by sex workers who wish to share their perspective on the adult industry. Performances include selected songs from “Fish Girl” by Siousxie Q of the Whorecast, monologues showcasing historical sex workers as directed by Maggie Mayhem, readings from “Sex Workers Unite” by author Melinda Chateauvert, with films by activist porn maker Tobi Hill Meyer and Director/producer of “American Courtesans“, Kristen DiAngelo, director of American Courtesans. Intermission will include a silent auction where you can bid on burlesque show tickets, artisan kink gear, art, and signed sex worker memorabilia, every red cent of which goes to support SWOP-Seattle.org.

Sexy Circus Dance Party!
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Sat. Dec 13, 8pm-1am
Little Red Day Spa 3200 Airport Way S. Building 12, Seattle, WA 98134
We’re proud of the work we do as sex workers, and it’s time to celebrate! We invite you to join us in an opulent atmosphere for an evening of carnival-inspired festivities that will include dancing, live suspension bondage and pole performances, and lot’s of sexy merry-making! Buy tokens for fortune telling, face painting, the SinSation Station kink sampling room, or games to win prizes from our amazing sponsors. Performers include Suspended AnimationPantera BlacksmithTwisted MonkMidnight Cirkus, go-go dancers, and acro-yogis!

Panel Discussion 1:
Rights Not Rescue: Sex Workers Rights & The Anti-Sex Trafficking Movement

Sun. Dec 14, 10am-12noon
University of WA, exact location TBA
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Sex workers want to end human trafficking. Sex workers also want to have their right to work in the erotic market recognized, respected, and endowed with labor rights – like any other industry. In this panel sex workers, professors, social workers and sex workers rights advocates will come together to discuss how anti-sex trafficking legislation and police initiatives are effecting consenting adult sex workers, and whether criminalization of the sex trade is indeed the best way to protect vulnerable people. Panelists include artist and activist Maggie Mayhem, author Melinda Chateauvert, and social justice activist Emi Koyama, moderated by Savannah Sly.  

Panel Discussion 2: Sex Workers Speak 
Sun. Dec 14, 1pm-3pm
University of WA, exact location TBA
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More often than not, sex workers are not consulted about their opinions on issues that directly address them. Sex workers also endure a high degree of social stigma, and assumptions are made about them and their work all of the time, as a result of unbalanced culture perspective on the sex trade. On this panel, people with direct experience in the adult industry will offer their points of view on the criminalization of prostitution, stigma surrounding sex work, global sex work policies, and more.

The Sunday Show 
Sun. Dec. 14, Doors 6pm, 8pm Show 18+
Highway 99 Blues Club 1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
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Music and mischief for two good causes! Get gussied up and hit the Highway 99 Blues Club for a night of booty shaking and rockin’ music. Hosted by Siouxsie Q and Jesse james of the Whorecast,  this nigh features a knockout line up of performers: Sailor St. ClaireJesse Belle-JonesRandi RascalScarlet O’Hairdye, and Crystal Tassels. All of the funds raised at this exceptionally enchanting evening will go to support musical artist Candye Kane and SWOP-Seattle.