I am a guest panellist for the SWARM conference in May: A Decriminalised Future: Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance is the SWARM 10 year anniversary celebration
Sex Workers' Festival of Resistance: A Decriminalised Future is a four day event of panels, workshops, art, films and discussion for sex workers and our allies. It features a two day public conference on the 18th and 19th of May discussing a wide range of topics that impact on sex workers, and that connect and intersect with sex worker rights organising.
This festival is planned as a celebration of 10 years of SWARM (formerly SWOU) activist organising. It is an opportunity for us to reflect on our history and our achievements and come together to honour the many years of work that have gone into building the SWARM collective. It is also an occasion for us to continue building, renewing and discovering the connections and bonds we have with other social, labour and movement struggles.
Themes and topics that will be explored at the conference include: decriminalisation, transfeminism, policing, prisons, migration, austerity, healthcare, resilience, researching sex work, trafficking, working with sex workers, technology and surveillance, the Nordic Model, experiences of sex workers of colours, exploring radical histories, disability, pornography, the future of work, artists and the body, visibility and representation, community organising, systemic violence, unions, activism, imagining feminist futures...
I am speaking on the:
TECHNOLOGY, SURVEILLANCE AND THE STATE: HOW WE RESIST PANEL
On the 19th, from 14.30-16.00.
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