Summer with SWOP-Chicago: July and August Calendar!

Recurring Events:

Every Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm – Street-Outreach

Sacramento and Madison

Come for coffee, snacks, resource-referrals and condoms. Email if you’d like volunteer.

Second Wednesday of the Month, 7-9:00 pm – Monthly Organizing Meeting


 Email for address.

**NEW** Last Sunday of the Month, Evening –  Sex Worker Social Mixers

Rotating Locations

SWOP-Chicago will start offering monthly social mixers for current & former adult industry workers this July. This event is only open to current & former adult industry workers. To RSVP, please email

July Events

July 11-13 [Fri-Sun] – Tabling @ Exxxotica!


Donald E Stephens Convention Center – 9291 Bryn Mawr Ave – Rosemont, IL 

Convention Website

Going to the 2014 Exxxotica conference? Drop by our Table!

July 23 – 7-9PM [Wed] – Discussion & Book Reading with ‘The Honest Courtesan’ Maggie McNeil


1700 S. Loomis – Pilsen

Maggie McNeil Book Tour Website

Popular sex worker rights blogger Maggie McNeill  just published her first short stories collection. Ranging from fantasy to reality and from comedy to horror, the 37 stories’ heroines are quite different but have one thing in common: membership in the world’s oldest profession. McNeil will be joining SWOP-Chicago for an evening of discussion, book signings and readings… we’re psyched – you should be too!

Free snacks & refreshments *** $5.00 from book sales will be donated to SWOP-Chicago

Additional Times & Locations on Book Tour Website!

July 26-7 – Tabling & Presenting @ Fed Up Fest

Fed Up Fest

SWOP-Chicago Seminar: Sat, 7/26 – 2:40 – 4:00pm

Co-Prosperity Sphere – 3219-21 S Morgan – Chicago, IL

Festival Website

Join SWOP-Chicago at Fed Up Fest, a three day, all ages, DIY music and workshop festival showcasing and celebrating queer and transgender voices in punk communities. SWOP will be tabling and giving a seminar at the event… details about our seminar time to come!

July 27 – Evening – Sex Worker Sunday Social

Location – Bridgeport

SWOP-Chicago will start offering monthly social mixers for current & former adult industry workers this July. This event is only open to current & former adult industry workers. To RSVP, please email

August Events

August 7 – 6-8:00pm – Lecture: Our Fashion Year – Unraveling the Threads Between the Garment and Sex Trades**

Image_Our Fashion Year_websiteGallery 400 – 400 South Peoria Street – Chicago, IL

Event Website

Our Fashion Year, an exploration of international women’s labor in words and pictures, unravels the threads that weave together fast fashion and human trafficking in a brilliant series of full-color, non-fiction comic strips. This presentation, by cultural critic and comics creator Anne Elizabeth Moore (the first in Chicago, following a worldwide Ladydrawers tour) will look at the process, form, and impact of the Ladydrawers’ work on labor, gender, and compensation through the full spate of Truthout strips from the last year.


August 23 – Afternoon – [Sat] Slutwalk

Daley Plaza

Slutwalk Website

August 23 – 8:00pm-2:00am [Sat] Propaganda: SWOP-Chicago’s Annual Benefit


Multikulti – 1000 N Milwaukee

Get Tickets Here!

SWOP-Chicago Calls all Comrades Fighting for Economic and Social Justice To Unite With Us Against PROPAGANDA! Join us for a raucous evening of live music, DJs & dancing, and burlesque & performance art. Our 2014 benefit will also feature appetizers, libations, a raffle, private dances, photo booth by Glitter Guts… & more!

August 31 – Evening – Sex Worker Sunday Social

Loop – Near Harold Washington/Harrison/Lasalle CTA Stations

SWOP-Chicago invites folks currently or previously involved in the adult entertainment industry & sex trade to join us for a social mixer.

 To RSVP, please email

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