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
Come enjoy a beautiful evening of celebration & community in Chicago!
Join us as we pay respect to life by honoring our dead and firmly resist the
institutional and physical violence committed against sex workers worldwide.
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)
•This is an ALL-AGES event, which is Open to the Public. • Light Snacks & Refreshments will be Provided!
For more information contact the SWOP-Chicago: www.swop-chicago.org | 312-252-3800 | email@example.com