United States Events 2017

Anchorage Alaska

International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers 2017

A Memorial for Peppermint Patty

Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 1 pm at the Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles at 420 West 3rd Ave  Anchorage Alaska (The large brick building on the corner of E and 3rd downtown. The entrance is in the large parking lot side of the building. Located inside the old Potluck Events.)

For more info contact [email protected]

Brooklyn, New York

The Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers presents the Glits Ball

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 6 PM to 11 PM

Location: Brooklyn Night Bazaar 150n Greenpoint Ave Brooklyn,  NY

DJ Frankie paradise door hostess and personality Daisy Lopez, two quest performers, several different rooms of events.

Kinky karaoke room of reflection,  BDSM room along with a lot of other treats for the night.

We are in need of red umbrellas flowers candles swag and the 500.00 venue price for this amazing space and we promise to make this event not only the best event ever and to bring attention to a large level to end violence and change the minds of many when it comes to sex work…

For more information contact Ceyenne at [email protected]

NYC, NY – Candelight Vigil -International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Event Location: On the steps of Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC, 7:30-8:30 pm.

Hosted by: The Reproductive Rights Committee of Judson

Contact Person: Veronica Vera [email protected]

All are invited.Wigs and masks provided available for those who need them. We will also have candles but you are encouraged to bring one or use your cell phone or flashlight. Additional info will be sent as it becomes available.


Emergency Rally for our Fallen Comrade- Flushing, NY

Hosted by Justice for Alisha Walker and Lysistrata

Sunday, December 17 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM

NYPD 109th Precinct 37-05 union Street, Flushing, New York 11354

The NYPD has murdered one of our community members. On Sunday, a 38-year-old woman died after a raid on her workplace in Queens the previous evening. If these massage parlor raids continue more workers will die, be incarcerated, deported. Stop criminalizing sex work. Stop criminalizing working people. Stop targeting parlors.

Shame on the NYPD! Your raids are killing women! Your raids are destroying families, criminalizing survivors, deporting hard-working people and terrorizing our communities! Get out of parlors and stay out!

How can these massage parlor raids be justified when women are dying?!

Meet at the 109th Precinct at NOON for speak out and moment of rage. Allies, accomplices, friends, family all welcome.

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, join us to demand an end to police terror.

***We will have scarves on hand if you need to protect your identity, send us a message before the event.***

Swop MI – High Park, Michigan

Community Vigil: Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers


***We are seeking donations of food and toiletries to give away at this event, as well as performers (artists, musicians, dancers, etc)!! Contact Zee St. James at [email protected] for information***

December 17th Event     2pm-5pm

Ruth Ellis Center   77 Victor St, Highland Park, Michigan 48203

We will open with a brief history of the date, observance of those lost to violence, then open the mic to anyone who wants to share or read, poetry, stories of hope, etc.

We will have a table set up to write holiday cards and letters for SWOP Behind Bars.

We are also doing a book drive for their libraries. They accept new or gently used, preferably less than 10 years old. They can not have any writing or highlight in the books. Self-help books and books on trauma and healing are often requested.

Also, Ruth Ellis Center is in need of winter attire. New or gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves. They mentioned a particular need for L and XL ladies coats.

This is a public event. Significant others, family, and friends are all welcome and encouraged.

SWOP Minneapolis

Candlelight Vigil for Dec 17th

It will be at RARE house (the upstairs at cafe southside in Minneapolis) at

7 pm on 12/17/2017

3405 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Contact- [email protected]


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Memorial Vigil

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 3-5

Thomas Paine Plaza (Across from City Hall)

1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Please let me know if you will participate in the form of creating art including helping with posters or a banner, or

If you would like to speak. We have a private sound system donated. You do not need to be a sex worker to come or to be involved. You just need to care. All are welcome. We place aside our differences to come together with respect and love to honor those not here to share their story.  Facebook page is being set up now. More details to come after Thanksgiving.  Contact [email protected]

Thanks so much – https://dec17philly.com/

Facebook event page




COYOTE RI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics)  joins Sex Workers, allies and advocates from around the world in recognizing “International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers”

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location”  10 Davol Square Unit 100, Providence RI 02903

Free community event – light lunch & childcare will be provided.

Contact: Bella Robinson at [email protected]  401-525-8757

International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers San Francisco Bay Area event

December 17, 2017 at Center for Sex & Culture 1349 Mission Street  {between 9th& 10th Sts.}

film show, discussion &potluck,  2-4 pm     *workshop 4-7 pm {see below}

Les Prostitutées de Lyon Parlent  – The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak by Carole Roussopoulos On June 3, 1975, 150 prostitute women occupied one of the main churches in the center of Lyon, France.  A banner was hung over the church façade ‘Our children don’t want their mothers in prison.’  The occupation was sparked by the brutal torture and murder of sex workers, and a police crackdown.  Instead of going after the murderer/s, the police were handing out fines and threatening women with prison.  Within weeks churches had been occupied all over France including in Paris.  The church occupations sparked the modern day sex workers rights movement.

45 min  Tales of the Grim Sleeper by Nick Broomfield (excerpts) Clips from Tales of the Grim Sleeper – a devastating expose of the lack of value police placed on the lives of Black women, many of whom were sex workers working the street in Los Angeles.  It documents the case of the serial murders of Black women in LA, & law enforcement and officials’ criminal neglect, also campaigning by the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders for police accountability and justice for the victims and their families.    sponsored by US PROStitutes Collective & In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety  [email protected],  www.uspros.net ( http://www.uspros.net )(415) 626-4114

Washington, DC-  End Violence Against Sex Workers

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 1: pm- 5: pm

The Reeve’s Center- (main hallway)

2000 14th St. NW

Washington DC 20009

GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/me49kt

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