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Call for Proposals

The 2016 conference will feature a series of 5 tracks.
Click on the track you're interested in to find out more about it!!




All tracks have a sex work and sex worker focus.

Contact us if you have further questions.

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 2016 conference includes 5 tracks: 1. Academics and Policy; 2. Activism; 3. Arts, Entertainment and Media; 4. Business Development; and 5. Harm Reduction and Outreach.

Please visit our website and click on the track icons for Call for Proposals for Individual Tracks.

We are accepting Proposals from presenters until March 1st, 2016.

We also have Advertising Space available in our Conference Program, and Vending Space available at the conference.

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 volunteer[at]desireealliance[dot]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.

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, 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.

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.


Cris Sardina



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The Desiree Alliance is a diverse, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities, and individuals across the US working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy, and health services for sex workers. We provide leadership and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labour, and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry.

*Donations: Desiree Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please make checks payable to SEE/Desiree Alliance. If you are donating by credit card, please note that Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, or a variation of SEE, will show up on your credit card statement. Your donation is tax deductible.

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