Sex Worker Skill Share and Workshops
Below are the schedules sessions. Early sessions (10am-3PM) are sex workers only; afternoon 3- 6PM are for the general public. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
Art of Webcamming https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/176426
In addition to Fridays sessions, on Monday, May 23rd, from 6p-10p we will be offering a webcam workshop that will include a short photo shoot with professional photographers (for advertising, so bring something sexy to wear) at a separate location.
Friday, May 27, 2011Workshop Schedule:
Clients Are Not The Enemy (sex workers only)
Does navigating client boundaries stress you out? Would you like to find clients that don't leave you feeling drained? Do you connect well with your clients, but feel that it leads to tricky situations? This session will cover techniques for more rewarding work relationships between sex workers and clients, including focusing on opening up connections during sessions, dealing with difficult clients, managing boundaries, and how to use your marketing to choose your clients and reduce burnout.
Meet The Neighbors (sex workers only)
This is a male focused workshop where male sex workers (past and present) meet each other and tell each other stories in a one on one way. We will take topics and break into diads and small groups, learn some active listening skills, learn how to integrate those with our clients, and build some friendships with other guys in the industry.
Lunch provided by the Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
Sex Workers Sharing Strategies for Successful Relationships (and Hot Sex, too) (sex workers only)
This session is a discussion among sex workers on how to negotiate and find love and happiness with sweeties, partners, and lovers in the face of stigma against our work. Share heartache, learn from others successes, and have the opportunity to contribute a piece of advice to the Every Ho I Know Says So video project.
An Elephant in the Room: Sex work in the age of HIV (sex workers only)
This will be a space for poz sex workers, sex workers who work with poz clients and all people who want to talk about how they negotiate HIV in their sex work. Some subjects will be talking about will be: *Criminalization of HIV and felony charges for poz workers, *Negotiating condom usage and status sharing, *Talking about HIV in phobic communities, *Barebacking and harm reduction, *Confidentiality and online advertising, This is not meant as a support group but rather an environment where people can talk about what is going on in their lives around workingand HIV, share information, and be in a poz friendly, non-judgmental space.
Green & Sexy!! (open to the public)
- Ecosex For Whores w/Annie Sprinkle Ph.D.
- Plant Medicine w/Tara
ECOSEX FOR WHORES - Sex workers are quickly catching on that ecosex is the next big thing. Learn how ecosex strategies can be a win-win for you, your clients and the Earth-- and make you more green-backs too. Annie Sprinkle, an ecosex movement mover and shaker, will present a slide show, which explores the landscape of this satisfying new sexual identity. Learn about erotic environmentalists, green porn, and nature fetishes such as arboreal frottage, wind play, and mysophilia. Consider eco-sensual massage, discounts for clients on bikes, and reach a whole new client base. As Annie shifts the metaphor from "Earth as mother" to "Earth as lover" you will discover how to find your e-spot and realize you are ecosexual too. After all, whoring IS a green job!This workshop will be combined with -
PLANT MEDICINE Many of us don't have health insurance, which can make it hard to get even basic health care. Until a couple hundred years ago, health care was freely available to everyone. Mothers, sisters, and friends knew which plants to use to heal and to prevent illness. These plants still grow around us today, free for anyone with access to a place where plants grow. Come learn how to use common everyday plants to maintain your health.
Real Feminists and Human Rights Activists Don't Buy Ashton: How Irrational Panic over 'Modern Day Slavery' Harms Women (open to the public)
This workshop examines "facts" presented by the U.S. anti-trafficking groups and activists, and how they have distorted our conversations about human trafficking and prostitution, harming women, sex workers, immigrants, people of color, and others. The presenter is a sex worker activist and a member of the recently formed national collective of sex workers of color and indigenous sex workers resisting state violence, which is an affiliate of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence.
Sex Workers and Social Justice (open to the public)
Miss Major and Cris Sardina
This workshop will begin with the history of the social justice work by San Francisco's own Miss Major, long time activist, who participated in the original Stonewall Rebellion, who currently directs the The Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex (TGI) Justice Project. Joined by Cristine Sardina, formerly of WREN, Women's Re-Entry Network, and a long time prisoner rights activist, now a sex worker rights movement leader.
Informed by the ongoing work of the speakers, attendees are invited to consider the intersection of the sex workers movement and social justice framework. How do these emphases intersect? How has the sex workers movement reflected broad social justice issues. What can sex workers bring to a social justice framework? What does our movement need to learn? What are the impediments to diverse leadership regarding race, class, gender identity and other discriminations in the struggle for sex workers rights.
TBA-Location provided after purchase.
TBA-Location provided after purchase.
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|