Grant Writing Orientation!

Do you have experience in grant writing or an interest in learning? SWOP Chicago offers a 20% commission! We depend on grants to sustain and expand the outreach and support we provide to sex workers in Chicago.

We’re hosting a grant writing meeting to discuss how you can get involved. Join us on September 13th at 6pm (right before our general meeting at 7pm) at 405 West Superior, Chicago IL 60654. Questions? Email us at info@swop-chicago.org

Sex Workers of Color: Storytelling and Solidarity

This week, sex workers of color are invited to come together and share their stories. Naked Narratives, an international narrative therapy project, is hosting a series of 2-day intensives, using creative writing and artistic beauty practices to analyze the intersections of race & gender as it applies to sex work. NN believes in the value of sex work to femmes of color, in helping counteract the effects of White patriarchy and providing viable economic opportunity. Not to mention, all narratives collected will be submitted to sex work-negative Congress members, contesting the implementation of House Bill 466 and House Resolution 1865.
 
So come out, show your support, and get bodypainted! 😉
Femme-identified sex workers of color (exotic dancers, porn actresses, escorts, sugar babies, dominatrices, etc) ONLY can RSVP online at nakednarratives.org/rsvp
Workshops are held in two sessions
August 19 & 20/ 11-1:30pm @ Coalition Impact: 405 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
August 21 & 22/ 6-8:30pm @ Femme4Fem: 2846 W 21 St, Apt 3F, Chicago, IL 60623
Guests are welcome to attend any and all sessions
And don’t forget to invite other members of the industry!!
 
For more information, check out the Facebook event page

Nationwide Survey For Sex Workers, By Sex Workers

A survey is being conducted to help draft  policy recommendation that promote the health and safety of US sex workers by sex worker rights-led organizations. It will also help identify what barriers sex workers face in accessing services, protecting their sexual health and reporting violence.

This research is being conducted in collaboration with Coyote Rhode Island (RI), Desiree Alliance, Swop Behind Bars, and Brown University. This is an anonymous online survey and will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes complete. 

For more information and to take the survey, please click here.

Tomorrow! Sex Workers Support Group

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 5th we’ll be hosting our monthly support group for current and former sex workers at 405 W. Superior, 7th Floor in Chicago. This month, we’ll be discussing “coming out, secrecy, and privacy.” Please join us to receive and offer support to others in the community!

For more information and to share, check out the event on Facebook

We hope to see you there!

An Evening with Charlotte Shane

Taboo Tabou and SWOP Chicago are proud to present an Evening with writer and publisher Charlotte Shane. Join us on Thursday, August 10th at 9:30pm at Taboo Tabou, 843 W Belmont Ave, for an evening of reading, Q & A, and book signing!

Learn more and share with others via Facebook

This event is free and open to everyone.

Charlotte Shane is the author of Prostitute Laundry and N.B., an essayist, and co-founder of TigerBee Press. The serial, emailed memoir project that became Prostitute Laundry garnered recognition from The Washington Post, Vice, and NPR.

To learn more, visit her:

www.charoshane.com or www.tigerbeepress.com