The reception will take place at Cortelyou Commons (DePaul University, 2324 N Fremont, Chicago IL, 60614)
RECEPTION WILL INCLUDE:
The Pros Network Chicago, is one of few existing resource guides created for sex workers, in the world.
NETWORK MEMBERS INCLUDE:
The PROS Network-Chicago was created to connect individuals involved or previously involved in the sex trade with affirming, non-judgmental services.
The reception is co-sponsored by DePaul University Social Science Research Center.
The reception is FREE and opened to the public.
After over a year of hard work, we’ve created a network of (to date) over 25 health-care, legal, counseling, and harm harm-reduction practitioners and agencies with over 40 locations throughout Chicago, all offering affirming, client-centric, and harm-reduction-oriented services to individuals currently or previously involved in the sex trade/the adult entertainment industry. See our website for a full list of current PROS Network Members!
The purpose of the PROS Network is to connect individuals that by choice, circumstance or coercion, engage in sexual activities in exchange for money or other survival needs to non-judgmental and culturally appropriate services and resources.
This is only the soft launch.
PROS Network – Chicago
We are always looking to add PROS Network Members and expand knowledge and access to client-centric, affirming, harm-reduction-oriented services for individuals involved in the sex trade.If you are a current/former sex worker, please recommend a few of your favorite resources here or give feedback on any of the resources we have listed on our website at: email@example.com!
The Sex Worker Outreach Project of Chicago (SWOP-Chicago) hosted the 10th Annual December 17th, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers celebration & candlelight vigil in Chicago…
Over 70 individuals involved in the sex trade internationally were documented as falling to violence in 2012.
This year these persons were honored in a video memoriam, played during the vigil event in Chicago.
Song is Deep Red Bells, by Neko Case.
Video editing by John Rodriguez
EVENTS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
• Speakers (TBA)
• Community Commemoration Graffiti Wall
• Special Burlesque & Art Performances
• Robyn Few “Patron Saint of Sex Workers” Shrine
• Featuring queer DJ All the Way Kay
• Candlelight vigil for sex worker victims in 2012
• Wine & Tea by donation
✔ Bring yourself
✔ … and bring a Friend!
✔ Bring some positive energy
✔ Bring solidarity
✔ Please also consider bringing something healing ,or personal, or special to share/commemorate & glue/write on the community wall; or leave at the “Patron Saint of Sex Workers” Shrine. —-> feather boas, candles, mementos, condoms, poetry, hotel key cards… (get creative!) (glue & markers provided)
• Light Snacks & Refreshments will be Provided!
www.swop-chicago.org | 312-252-3800 | firstname.lastname@example.org