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2020 Scarlet Alliance National Forum #SANF20

This year we have decided to hold the 2020 Scarlet Alliance National Forum predominantly online due to the varied COVID-19 restrictions across states and territories. Next year, the Forum location will again be open to nominations.


SANF20 online registrations and RSVPs for the Gadigal Land/Sydney local hub are now closed.


There will also be state and territory based hubs (COVID-19 restrictions permitting) to facilitate participation in the Scarlet Alliance National Forum. Contact your local sex worker organisation to see whether there is a forum hub near you: https://www.scarletalliance.org.au/links/

Further information on local hubs will be posted soon.


The theme for National Forum 2020 is Solidarity in Crisis: Creating and Imagining New Futures.

Held over 3 days from the 3rd to 5th of November, the National Forum packs in:

    National Forum (sex workers only - free) Presentations, workshops, discussions, consultation, policy development, sex workers panels, trends/changes/legal conditions across each state and territory, peer education and more.

    Annual General Meeting (AGM) (online only) (Scarlet Alliance delegates and members only). Election of office bearers (executive committee), spokespersons, delegates to represent the organisation, reports from the executive committee, presentation of financial reports. Note all elected positions become vacant.

    An evening of Whorestories and Whore Of The Year awards (online only) (sex workers only - free)

Agenda

Tuesday 3 November

12:00pm Welcome to Country
12:05pm Housekeeping and safer spaces
12:15pm Scarlet Alliance overview
12:30pm President's address
12:45pm Clap Back: STI & BBV update
1:15pm Annual Stigma Survey
1:30pm International Spokesperson and Trans & Gender Diverse Sex Worker Representative reports
1:45pm National group report: Touching Base

2:00pm Lunch & online discussion groups
‘Sex workers and their pets’, ‘Serious discussions around sex worker organising’, ‘I’m up for whatever’, ‘Simulated brothel backroom’, ‘Current affairs’

3:00pm State & territory reports:
NSW, SA, WA, ACT, QLD, VIC, NT, TAS
(15 mins each incl. questions)

5:00pm END OF DAY 1
(elected position nominations close)
Wednesday 4 November

12:00pm AGM & election results
(online only) (delegates and members only)

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3:00pm WORKSHOP
‘Planetary Healing: Practical tips for sex workers’
4:00pm PANEL
‘We are migrant sex workers’

5:00pm END OF DAY 2

7:00pm Whorestories & 2020 Whore of the Year awards event
(online only)

Thursday 5 November

12:00pm CONSULTATION
‘Red Book Online: Maintaining an engaging online sexual health resource for sex workers by sex workers’
12:30pm CONSULTATION
‘The Scarlet Alliance Online Peer Educator Program’
1:00pm PANEL
‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Selly Welly Yarns: Influence of cultural lore on sex work’

2:00pm Lunch & online discussion groups
‘Sex workers and their pets’, ‘Serious discussions around sex worker organising’, ‘I’m up for whatever’, ‘Simulated brothel backroom’, ‘Current affairs’

3:00pm WORKSHOP
‘Why do we call the police?’
4:00pm PANEL
‘The National Cabinet of Whores’
5:00pm DISCUSSION
‘Priority Issues: Where to from here?’

5:30pm END OF FORUM

Formal Notice of Annual General Meeting


Scarlet Alliance Annual General Meeting to be held online
12:00pm, Wednesday 4 November 2020.
All Members are invited to attend

If you have not received the formal notice in your email and/or you are a new member wishing to attend the National Forum please contact members@scarletalliance.org.au for further information.

Please note: the National Forum is a sex worker only space and excludes owners/operators. The information regarding venue is thus only available to sex workers past and present, who are not owner/operators.

Please Note: Following the constitutional changes made in 2012 it is required that all attendees to the AGM must be current Scarlet Alliance members (either non-voting/free membership or voting/paid membership). Information about joining or renewing your membership can be found at http://www.scarletalliance.org.au/who/join/.


All current elected positions are vacated at each AGM, we encourage people who are interested in being a representative, spokesperson, executive committee member or double to nominate. See below for position descriptions.





Keep posted on this page for further updates!