FRIDAY 17TH OF MAY
SEX WORKERS ONLY DAY - DISCUSSION, WORKSHOPS, SOCIAL
You must be a sex worker in order to attend this day - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
SATURDAY 18TH OF MAY
PUBLIC CONFERENCE DAY ONE @ BRADY ARTS & COMMUNITY CENTRE 10am - 6pm
10am - 11.30am: OPENING PANEL
A Decriminalised Future. Hosted by Blair Buchanan (Decrim-Now), with Chiara Capraro (Amnesty International), Kirstie Douse (Release), Emily Kenway.
11.30-11.45: REST BREAK
11.45-13.15: PANEL SESSION A
A1: What could a radical transfeminist activism look like? Hosted by Dr Chryssy Hunter, with Morgan M. Page, Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana, Dr Mijke van der Drift.
A2: Cops don’t keep us safe: when survival is made criminal. Hosted by Aviah Sarah Day, with English Collective of Prostitutes, SOAS Detainee Support, Empty Cages, London Campaign Against Police and State Violence.
A3: Sex work and migration in Europe. Hosted by ICRSE with Hydra (Germany), SWARM, STRASS (France), English Collective of Prostitutes, Leila Zadeh.
14.15-15.30: PANEL SESSION B
B1: The impact of austerity. Hosted by SWARM, with Kimberly McIntosh, English Collective of Prostitutes, Women of Colour in the Global Women’s Strike, Vickie Cooper.
B2: Sex work research. Hosted by Lilith, with Dr. Raven Bowen, Carolyn Henham, English Collective of Prostitutes, Dr. Nick Mai.
B3: Sex workers of colour: Sex worker roundtable.
15.30-15.45: REST BREAK
15.45-17.15: PANEL SESSION C
C1: Strength, resilience and healthcare. Hosted by Micha Frazer-Carroll, with Action for Trans Health, Bakita Kasadha, SWARM, Pippa Grenfell (LSHTM).
C2: Examining anti-trafficking measures: academic perspectives. Hosted by SWARM, with Dr. Mirna Guha, Dr. Samuel Okyere, Dr. Ella Cockbain, Marjan Wijers.
C3: Radical histories: exploring the archives. Hosted by Kate Lister (Whores of Yore) with Jay Bernard, Natasha Mumbi Nkonde, Morgan M. Page, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia .
17.15-18.00: CONNECTING & SHARING RESOURCES
An opportunity for attendees to connect and talk more informally at the end of the day about their projects and research, and to follow up on topics raised throughout the day. Those attending the conference are invited to bring any resources they’d like to make available - for example zines, pamphlets, posters or other publications. Information and resources on the movement to decriminalise sex work will be available.
PARTY @ DALSTON SET 7PM - LATE
TEQUILA ROSE and SASHA DIAMOND
SUNDAY 19TH OF MAY
PUBLIC CONFERENCE DAY TWO @ BRADY ARTS & COMMUNITY CENTRE 10.30am - 6pm
10.30-12.0: PANEL SESSION D
D1: Artists talk bodies, visibility and violence. Hosted by Bridget Minamore with Objects of Desire, Decolonise Fest, Otter Lieffe.
D2: Working frontline with sex workers. Hosted by SWARM with Charlotte Cooper, Gemma Scire (CEO, Basis Yorkshire) and Victoria (sex worker activist and outreach worker).
D3: The future of work. Hosted by Katie Cruz with Selma James, Layla-Roxanne Hill, Will Stronge (Autonomy), SWARM.
12.00-12.15: REST BREAK
12.15-13.30: PANEL SESSION E
E1: Sex workers on the Nordic Model. Hosted by ICRSE with STRASS (France), fuckförbundet (Sweden), SWAI (Ireland), PION (Norway).
E2: How do disability and sex work interact in the UK today? Sex worker roundtable.
E3: Aesthetics vs ethics: Expanding definitions of ‘feminist porn’. Hosted by Juno Mac with Rooster Ray, Misha Mayfair, Lina Bembe, Estella Bathory.
14.30-16.00: PANEL SESSION F
F1: Technology, surveillance and the state: how we resist. Hosted by Helen Hester with Gracie Mae Bradley, Misha Mayfair, Camille Melissa, Juno Mac, Amina du Jean.
F2: (Resisting) systemic violence. Hosted by Dr Mijke Drift with Molly Smith (Revolting Prostitutes), Leah Cowan, Sisters Uncut, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.
F3: Collective organising and sex worker unions. Hosted by Women’s Strike with Shiri Shalmay (UVW), Hydra (Germany), STRASS (France), fuckförbundet (Sweden).
16.15-18.00: CLOSING PANEL
Imagining feminist futures. Hosted by Juno Mac, with Lola Olufemi, Dr Chryssy Hunter, Aviah Sarah Day, Dr Chamindra Weerawardhana, Jade Bentil.
FILM SCREENING @ London Action Resource Centre (LARC) 7PM-10PM
HOSTED BY LARC FILM CLUB X SWARM
Showing Wild Side (2004): “A trans woman and sex worker in Paris returns to the countryside to take care of her sick mother.”
The LARC Film Club is an alcohol-free, smoke-free event.
Vegan snacks and refreshments available.
Free entry, donations to LARC welcome.
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