This is a wonderful conference, great opportunity to network with sex workers, academics, harm reduction workers, social justice advocates, and more…Below is a message from Cris Sardina and Sharmus Outlaw, the co-directors of the Desiree Alliance.
5th Desiree Alliance Conference-The Audacity of Health: Sex Work, Health, and Politics
July 14-19, 2013 Las Vegas, NV http://desireealliance.org/conference.htm
Registration is Now Open for the 5th Desiree Alliance Conference
Early Registration Deadline: February 15, 2013
Please read the registration details below to begin the process. http://www.desireealliance.org/conference/Registration.htm
The Desiree Alliance is a national social justice organization that is led by current and former sex workers in coalition with health professionals, social scientists, educators, and their supporting networks focused on building leadership, capacity-building, organizing and constructive activism for sex worker rights and autonomy.
As we prepare for our 5th national conference, our priority will be centered on health, sex work, human rights, and following-up with the XIX International AIDS Conference (July 2012) and the 9th National Harm Reduction Conference (Nov 2012).
The Desiree Alliance conference is a forum for people who have experience in sex work and sex trade and allies of sex workers. Sex work includes working as an exotic dancer, hustler, webcam model, street-based sex worker, massage worker, escort, prostitute, tantric practitioner, sexological bodyworker, living with the support of a sugar-daddy or a sugar-mama, having sex for housing / food / clothing, drugs, or having sex to get the money needed to survive. Our membership base is made up of current and former sex workers as well as activists that do not identify as sex workers themselves, but advocate for sex worker rights. Desiree Alliance is made up of women, men, LGBTQI persons, transgender persons, herm-identity, Other, hetero, etc., and many of our members are from (non)working class low and middle income backgrounds.
Desiree Alliance is committed to bring diversity that aims to provide safe spaces for the most marginalized to the least marginalized sex worker, providing education, networking, and alliance-building opportunities regardless of socio-economic status, color, sexuality, sexual identity, culture, class, race, religion, physical or mental capabilities, gender, gender identities, age, size, political beliefs, or immigrant status.
Based on our limited funding capacities, Desiree Alliance provides a number of scholarships to people from groups that have often been marginalized from organizing for sex worker rights. We invite diverse sex workers to apply including people of color, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans-people, differently- abled/disabled people, senior citizens and others to apply. Visit http://www.desireealliance.org/conference/logistics.htm#scholar
Call for Proposals for individual tracks for the conference are available at: http://www.desireealliance.org/conference/CFP.htm
Please begin the registration process for the Conference ASAP!
Early Registration Deadline: Nov. 15th thru February 15th, 2013 $150.00
Regular Registration Deadline: February 15th thru April 15th, 2013 $200.00
Late Registration Deadline: April 15th thru July 7th, 2013 $250.00
Please see additional information at:
Please send an introductory email to email@example.com with “Introduction for Registration” as the subject and include the following:
You may use any name or pronoun that you identify with when applying for the conference and while attending. (However, if you receive a scholarship we will ask for the name that is on your ID if we need to book transportation)
Contact phone number (including best time to call):
How you found out about the conference:
Why you would like to come:
If you are a student (this will enable you to register as a student to get a student discount. If you say you are a student, you must attach a scanned copy of your current student ID with your email to get the discount code):
If you plan to present:
Registration fees for the conference include: Attendance at any or all of the workshops, presentations and sessions; name badge and registration packet; one continental breakfast or snack daily. (Please note that the conference location will not be disclosed until registration is complete – please make your hotel reservation ASAP as rooms will go fast!)
Registration fees do not include: Transportation (however the hotel provides complimentary airport shuttle); lodging; lunches or dinners; Fundraiser After Party (you will have the option of purchasing a ticket during registration); dinners, souvenirs, extra-curricular activities or personal expenses.
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Advertising / Tabling / Vending:
Volunteer: email email@example.com for information and to sign up to assist with Pre-conference or conference needs.
Cris Sardina and Sharmus Outlaw