It is with great sadness and much consideration that Desiree Alliance announces the cancellation of our July 2019 conference Transcending Borders: Immigration, Migration, and Sex Work.
Due to FOSTA/SESTA enactments, our leadership made the decision that we cannot put our organization and our attendees at risk. We hope you understand our grave concerns and continue to resist every law that exists to harm sex workers! Keep fighting!
Cris Sardina, Director – Desiree Alliance
All tracks have a sex work and sex worker focus.
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. Desiree Alliance organizes conferences to provide leadership and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labor and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry.
The Desiree Alliance 2019 conference includes 5 tracks: 1. Academics and Policy; 2. Activism; 3. Arts, Entertainment and Media; 4. Business Development; and 5. Harm Reduction and Outreach.
Volunteers will be needed during conference week, and in advance. Please consider donating your time for conference organizing and volunteer opportunities.Registration reductions are available for volunteers. You can join the conference organizing group and participate in the process by emailing us: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
The registration process is open now, and will close on July 1, 2016. Standard registration fees will apply to presenters and all presenters need to register for the conference. Based on our limited funding, we are offering some full and partial scholarship funds.
NOTE: Registration is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, your registration will be applied to our scholarship fund.
We are open to all sex work related proposals, If you would like ideas for presentation proposal topics, please click onto the tracks toward the top of this page.
Contributors may be sex workers and our allies who agree with our mission of decriminalization.
We are eager to receive proposals from sex workers themselves (you do not have to publicly self-identify) people of color, migrants, and all genders.
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 identity, 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, and others. Please note that we encourage you to find financial sources to help you attend the conference.