Conference

Desiree Alliance Conference Schedule
Coming in May 2016

View the Conference Program here


Contact us if you have further questions.

The 6th National Desiree Alliance Conference
The Sex Worker Rights Movement: Addressing Justice

July 10-15, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Hosted by Women With A Vision, BreakOut and SWOP NOLA

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 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 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. 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, 2016 . Click Here 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: English and Spanish

For further information email info@desireealliance.org.

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Call for Performers for Thursday, July 14th, 2016
“The Incredible Edible Cabaret and After Party”

plus “Art on The Quarter,” July 13th

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 events!

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 Quarter” on Wednesday July 13, 2016 or at the After Party, on Thursday July 14, 2016.
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) info@desireealliance.org

 

Donate* to our 2016 Conference!

We are a fiscally sponsored nonprofit project for Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs so we can receive tax-deductible contributions.*

Donate to the
Desiree Alliance Conference Scholarship Fund

through PayPal

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 movement.

Donate to the
Desiree Alliance Conference General Fund

through PayPal

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!

Conference planning time is here! We will be seeking volunteers to help plan and coordinate our 2016 conference. Please email if you are interested in volunteering volunteer@desireealliance.org
Please add “Conference volunteer” in the subject line.

We are seeking donors and fundraisers to help us prepare for the conference. Interested people can email info@desireealliance.org Please add “Donor-Fundraiser” in the subject line.

The 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.

We 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. 
https://p10.secure.hostingprod.com/@www.saveourplanet.org/ssl/Donate.html

Your credit card statement will only say “Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs.”

Please, also email a note so that we can track your donation. Please email us atdesiree2013@desireealliance.org
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
23532 Calabasas Rd, Suit A
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.