Free Legal Clinic 11/19 — New Location!

SWOP legal clinic offers free legal support for sex workers, trans individuals, and people experiencing unstable housing!

Drop by our legal clinic this Sunday, 4-7pm at our new location at Lifeworks Psychotherapy in the loop (120 W. Madison, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60602).  If you are having troubles finding us, please call (872) 228-7532.

We can take on any issue, civil or criminal.

Contact us to complete an intake form at www.calachicago.org/swopclinic/or e-mail mike@swop-chicago.org.

New Monthly Meeting Location

We have a ***New Location*** for our regular monthly meetings. Thank you to the Read/Write Library Chicago! Located at 914 N. California Ave (entrance on Walton).

Join us as we look ahead to plans for activism and community in the coming months. We’ll be discussing the upcoming International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (Dec 17), our legal clinic, street outreach, support group, and upcoming events.


We meet every second Wednesday at 7pm. That means our next meeting is November 8. All sex workers and allies are welcome!
https://www.facebook.com/events/365558587219063/?active_tab=about#

New volunteers may email mike@swop-chicago.org for more info on how to get involved.

Tomorrow! Sex Worker Support Group — New Location!

All current and retired sex workers are welcome to attend our monthly support group, held in a safe and inclusive space with therapists from Lifeworks Psychotherapy. The group meets the first Saturday of every month. We hope to see you there!  Come for support and/or to offer support!

 

Please note our new location and time for this Saturday, 11/2!

 

Howard Brown

4025 N Sheridan, Chicago

1:15pm-2:45pm (the location closes at 3pm)

The location is a few steps from the Sheridan redline stop and there is often street parking within a couple blocks.

https://www.facebook.com/events/134641643859755/

Free Legal Clinic October 25!

SWOP legal clinic offers free legal support for sex workers, trans individuals, and people experiencing unstable housing!

Drop by our legal clinic this Wednesday, 5pm-8pm at 405 W Superior St. We can take on any issue, civil or criminal.

Contact us to complete an intake form at www.calachicago.org/swopclinic/or e-mail mike@swop-chicago.org.

sex KiKi at MCA

sex KiKi is having an event at the Museum of Contemporary Art on October 3rd! There will be an open forum about how sex(uality) is a form of resistance and the event will be curated by Felicia Holman.

For more information check out the Facebook event page here and hope to see you there!

Free Legal Clinic

SWOP legal clinic offers free legal support for sex workers, trans individuals, and people experiencing unstable housing!

Drop by our legal clinic this Wednesday, 5pm-8pm at 405 W Superior.

Contact us to complete an intake form at www.calachicago.org/swopclinic/or call at 312-999-0056

https://www.facebook.com/events/1435636733150534/

Court Support for Sophie!

Join SWOP Chicago in supporting Sophie, a fellow activist for sex worker and trans rights. Sophie was charged at Slutwalk Chicago for resisting arrest and endured transphobic treatment at the time of arrest and while in police custody. Sophie needs our support! We’ll be meeting at the courthouse on Belmont and Western at 9 am tomorrow. If anyone needs transportation, please contact Sam at 630.577.7091.

Click here for the Facebook event page.

Street Outreach

Interested in helping out with street outreach? SWOP provides outreach in East Grafield Park every Thursday night. We provide free condoms, HIV testing, toiletries, snacks, and legal resources. We’re accepting donations of toiletries at Early to Bed, 4055 N Clark St., and can pick up gently used clothes.

For more information, email Sam, outreach coordinator, at samvessel@gmail.com.

Join us for our general meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 7pm at 405 West Superior, 7th floor, to learn about how you can get involved with SWOP Chicago!Outreach

Grant Writing Orientation!

Do you have experience in grant writing or an interest in learning? SWOP Chicago offers a 20% commission! We depend on grants to sustain and expand the outreach and support we provide to sex workers in Chicago.

We’re hosting a grant writing meeting to discuss how you can get involved. Join us on September 13th at 6pm (right before our general meeting at 7pm) at 405 West Superior, Chicago IL 60654. Questions? Email us at info@swop-chicago.org

Sex Workers of Color: Storytelling and Solidarity

This week, sex workers of color are invited to come together and share their stories. Naked Narratives, an international narrative therapy project, is hosting a series of 2-day intensives, using creative writing and artistic beauty practices to analyze the intersections of race & gender as it applies to sex work. NN believes in the value of sex work to femmes of color, in helping counteract the effects of White patriarchy and providing viable economic opportunity. Not to mention, all narratives collected will be submitted to sex work-negative Congress members, contesting the implementation of House Bill 466 and House Resolution 1865.
 
So come out, show your support, and get bodypainted! 😉
Femme-identified sex workers of color (exotic dancers, porn actresses, escorts, sugar babies, dominatrices, etc) ONLY can RSVP online at nakednarratives.org/rsvp
Workshops are held in two sessions
August 19 & 20/ 11-1:30pm @ Coalition Impact: 405 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
August 21 & 22/ 6-8:30pm @ Femme4Fem: 2846 W 21 St, Apt 3F, Chicago, IL 60623
Guests are welcome to attend any and all sessions
And don’t forget to invite other members of the industry!!
 
For more information, check out the Facebook event page