2021 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Memorial List

This Friday, December 17, 2021, SWOP Behind Bars joins sx workers, allies and advocates from around the world in recognizing International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. As we come together to remember those lost, we renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all people who trade sex. For nearly two decades our community members have dedicated many months, meticulous care and endless anxiety each year to the collection and creation of the annual memorial list. Each year, the search for names, dates, locations, cause and circumstances of each life and death, reminds us that one day our own names will be on this list.

2021 December 17th U.S. Memorial List

The 2021 International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers Memorial list was created as a COYOTE RI Project. We are grateful to M Dante- SWOP Behind Bars for helping to fact check our work.

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2020

Every five years the United Nations reviews the human rights record of the United States in its totality in a process called the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Sex workers and trans people have been able to use this process to bring attention to human rights abuses. Join Penelope Saunders (BPPP), Monica Jones (the Outlaw Project), NJRUA, the Black Sex Worker Collective, and Cris Sardina (Desiree Alliance) to learn about what recommendations our communities would like to see made by the international community when the US is held accountable by the United Nations

Pride Screening of No Human Involved (with Q and A) Tickets, Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite

Eventbrite - PJ Starr presents Pride Screening of No Human Involved (with Q and A) - Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Find event and ticket information. — Read on http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-screening-of-no-human-involved-with-q-and-a-tickets-109907811222 Join PJ Starr and friends for a screening of the film and online discussion. Pride week includes sex worker rights and prison abolition. Close out [...]

We Continue To Remember: Rickie Jolene Morgan.

Her name was Rickie Jolene Morgan and to her Kensington family she was Layla. She was born on October 8, 1980 and she was approaching her 36th birthday when she was murdered.

“Whether you knew her as Rickie or Layla, you loved her,” said Carol, a close friend of Morgan’s. “Layla would sit with women and teach them how to be safe,” said Johanna Berrigan of the Catholic Worker Clinic. “Layla was fiercely intelligent and fiercely justice oriented. She wanted justice for the women in the community.” Friends said that Morgan was a woman passionate about the treatment of her peers in Kensington. The sentiment that passed through the crowd was that Morgan was so much more than the headlines that confirmed her death.

Obituary for Rickie Jolene Morgan
https://www.kepplegraft.com/notices/Rickie-Morgan

D/17 ARTICLE: Under The Red Umbrella

Under The Red Umbrella    Monday, December 17, 2018 will mark the 15th annual observance of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. As people gather around the globe to celebrate the holidays, some mourn the loss of those close to them. In Philadelphia, the observance features two events. 12 PM - 4 PM  Thomas Paine Plaza and 7PM - 10PM Phila MOCA