The next Desiree Alliance
conference is in 2016!
The information below refers to the
Alliance Conference Schedule
and Monday, July 14 and 15, 2013 (archive)
July 16 (archive)
July 17 (archive)
and Friday, July 18-19 (archive)
download pdf version of schedule here (archive)
for Performers for Thursday, July 18th Show and Party
Edible Cabaret and After Party" (archive)
Note: The deadline for proposals and
scholarships has passed.
Contact us if you have further
Register for the
conference here for 2016
Note: The deadline
for proposals and scholarships has passed.
Contact us if you have
5th National Desiree Alliance
The Audacity of Health: Sex Work, Health, and Politics
July 14th to 19th, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada
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.
Sex workers have long been at the forefront of of promoting health
and safety, from peer-based sex education, to creating clinics,
to organizing 'bad date' lists and more. Health and safety is
central to sex work in so many different ways, as we strive towards
healthy, safe workplaces, emotional health, healthy relationships
within and outside of sex work, healthy attitudes, healthy laws
and policies and more. The 2013 Desiree Alliance conference will
focus on all forms of health in our lives and in our communities.
The Desiree Alliance conference is a forum for people who have
experience in sex work and sex trade and allies of sex workers.
Sex work includes working as an exotic dancer, hustler, webcam
model, street-based sex worker, massage worker, escort, prostitute,
tantric practitioner, sexological bodyworker, living with the
support of a sugar-daddy or a sugar-mama, having sex for housing
/ food / clothing, drugs, or having sex to get the money needed
to survive. Our membership base is made up of current and former
sex workers as well as activists that do not identify as sex workers
themselves, but advocate for sex worker rights. Desiree Alliance
is made up of women, men, LGBTQI persons, transgender persons,
herm-identity, Other, hetero, etc., and many of our members are
from (non) working class, low and middle income backgrounds.
The Desiree Alliance 2013 conference includes 5 tracks:
1. Academics and Policy 2. Activism 3. Arts, Entertainment and Media 4.
Business Development and 5. Harm Reduction and Outreach. We are open to
all sex work related proposals, and specifically welcome all submissions
and proposals having to do with these general concepts: sex worker art,
culture, and creative endeavors; positive aspects of sex work; harms that
result from bad or shortsighted policies; and benefits of current sex
worker-friendly policies. Contributors may be sex workers, academics,
and anyone else interested in contributing. 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. We are accepting proposals
from presenters until April 1st, 2013 (note
extended deadline). Visit http://www.desireealliance.org/conference/CFP.htm
for applications and instructions.
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 identities, age, size, political
beliefs, or immigrant status.
Register early (in 2016)
to receive the early registration discount!
Although our funds are limited this year,
some scholarships will be available.
Scholarship information will be posted here: http://www.desireealliance.org/conference/logistics.htm#scholar
For further information call
(702) 701-0055 or email email@example.com.
for Performers for Thursday, July 18th, 2013 (archival)
Edible Cabaret and After Party"
plus "Art on The Strip," July 17th,
CALL TO ARTISTS: Do you have what it takes
to perform for the Desiree Conference! If you do please submit!
We are looking for performers, volunteers and a DJ for this year's
We are looking for performers of various disciplines, (burlesque,
vocals, go-go boys/girls, stage kitten, dance, spoken word, walk
around showgirls/boys etc) volunteers to help the events run smoothly
(door person, stage manager and more) including a DJ, to entertain
attendees. Submit for either "Art on the Strip" on Wednesday
July 17, 2013 or at The Incredible Edible Cabaret and After Party,
on Thursday July 18, 2013.
Please send all inquiries, with a short description of your performance,
with stage requirements (video, audio, lighting, etc), plus a
brief bio with contact info & the night you're available (and
links to press stories & video clips if you have any) to Akynos
at gmail dot com.
to our 2016 Conference!
a fiscally sponsored nonprofit project for Social
and Environmental Entrepreneurs so we can receive
Desiree Alliance Conference Scholarship
Contribute to the Scholarship
Fund to assist with Desiree's commitment to social
justice, inclusion and leadership for all sex workers
from the most to least marginalized among us. These
social justice efforts are central to Desiree's
mission and to the sex worker movement in general.
ANY amount is greatly appreciated as a token of
your support for social justice in the sex workers
Desiree Alliance Conference
We greatly appreciate all contributions of any
amount. As you can imagine producing a national conference is
very expensive, Our registration fees are very low to encourage
attendance from diverse communities, so we rely on the support
of volunteers and contributors like you.Thank you so much for
supporting the Desiree Alliance 2016 Conference!
Desiree Alliance Leadership
The Desiree Alliance has been extremely busy in this last year
restructuring our organization from within. We are pleased to
announce our Strategic Committee members. The Strategic Committee
(SC) was selected to assist leadership in organizational and conference-planning
decisions of the Desiree Alliance. We strongly feel that these
individuals collectively exhibit solid representations of the
organization's mission for an all-inclusive member-base. Please
welcome these fantastic activists who by coming together in the
best interests of Desiree, assures that the future of the organization
remains true to our social justice principles.
Akynos Shekera Renowned Burlesque Performer and
Juba Kalakma Deep Dickollective; PeaceOUT Homohop
Festival and Multi-layered Activist
Melissa Sontag-Broudo Consulting Att'y for Sex
Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center
Penelope Saunders Best Practices Policy Project
Sandy Guillame Desiree Alliance & Harm Reduction
Jill McCracken Desiree Alliance, SWOP USA
Deon Haywood Women With A Vision WWAV- New Orleans
Carol Leigh BAYSWAN- SF
Conference planning time is here! We will be seeking volunteers
to help plan and coordinate our 2016 conference. Please email
Sharmus if you are interested in volunteering firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add "Conference volunteer" in
the subject line.
We are seeking grant writers and fundraisers to help us prepare
for the conference. Interested people can email email@example.com
Please add "Grant Writer-Fundraiser"
in the subject line.
Sponsors and Supporters of Desiree
Desiree Alliance, along with our
sponsors and supporters,
is pleased to announce the 5th National Sex Worker Conference
Audacity of Health:
Sex Work, Health and Politics
Vegas, Nevada, July 14th to 19th, 2013
Best Practices Policy Project (BPPP),
for Sex and Culture (CSC),
Erotic Heritage Museum,
Harm Reduction Coalition,
Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education
Progressive Leadership Alliance Nevada (PLAN),
St. James Infirmary,
Sex Work Awareness,
SWOP Chicago, SWOP NorCal, SWOP Santa Cruz,
The Sex Workers Project,
Sin City Chamber of Commerce (SCCC),
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"Working Sex: Power, Practice, and Politics"
July 25th to 30th, Las Vegas,
2010 :: CFP
2010 :: Speakers'
"Pulling Back the Sheets: Sex, Work,
and Social Justice"
July 16-20, Chicago
2008 :: CFP
2008 :: Speakers'
"Sex Work: Culture, Policy, and Benefits;
Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers and their Diverse Realities"
July 14-27, San Francisco
Convergence 2007 :: CFP
Schedule 2007 ::
Speakers' List 2007
Desiree Alliance conference organizers are committed to support
for representation and inclusiveness of cultural, racial, economic,
age, and gender identity. Please read our Diversity
Statement and join our efforts to build a respectful, diverse,
and strong sex worker movement.
are a fiscally sponsored nonprofit project for Social and Environmental
Entrepreneurs so we can receive tax-deductible contributions.*
You can also donate by visiting the link below. It's
important to ensure that you type in "Desiree Alliance" as the
project name when filling out your credit card information.
Your credit card statement will only say "Social and Environmental
Please, also email
a note so that we can track your donation. Please email us at
The subject with be "Desiree donation through SEE"
If you prefer to donate by check or money order, you can send mail to:
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
22231 Mulholland Hwy Suite 209
Calabasas, CA 91302
Checks/money orders must be made payable to SEE with Desiree
Alliance in the memo.
All contributors who
give more than $50 will receive a thank you note and tax-deduction
voucher directly from SEE.
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