About SWOP

SWOP - LA

Sex Workers Outreach Project is a social justice network dedicated to ending violence and stigma against sex workers through education and advocacy. SWOP works to create a strong community of sex workers and allies to support each other and educate the public on the institutional harms committed against sex workers.

Sex workers are seldom afforded protection or recourse from violence because of the precarious relationship between sex work and law enforcement. Violence against sex workers is tolerated because of the stigma and myths that surround the sex industry. Only when those falsehoods are corrected and sex workers are legitimized will we be able to effectively prevent and minimize the harsh challenges of sex work. We have more information about the sex workers rights movement and how you can help in our literature and resources section. Don’t forget to check out our friends and supporters in the links.

For more information on what we’re up to—check out our blog. You can also follow us on twitter @swopla and follow us on facebook – Sex Workers Outreach Project Los Angeles

Upcoming Events:

February 28 – Sex Work 101 with Jessie Nicole – USC: Jessie Nicole will be giving a presentation on sex work and sex work activism on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00pm on the USC Campus (Taper Hall, Room 202)

March 2nd – Visioning / Planning Meeting – we will be having a meeting specifically to discuss the future of our chapter as we’re in a transition period with new members and a big year of planning. Help us assess the needs of the Los Angeles community, our goals and identity as a chapter, and our own structure and decision making process! Where: 7211 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 100, West Hollywood, CA, 90046 When: March 2nd, 5:00pm – whenever we finish. Food and drinks will be provided!

March 3rd – International Sex Workers Rights Day Picnic – to celebrate the ongoing struggle for sex workers rights, we are forgoing our usual Sex Worker Social this month for a picnic at MacArthur Park (more specifics on where to find us in the park to be announced soon!) 2:00pm – 5:00pm

March 15 – Our next general meeting

To contact us:

Sex Workers Outreach Project—Los Angeles

5042 Wilshire Blvd #202

Los Angeles, CA  90036

swopla@swoplosangeles.org

For our advocacy hotline, referrals, peer support, and media requests:

310-999-0209
626-243-2111
818-301-9800
1-877-776-2004 x 606

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