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Scarlet Alliance National Forum 2015

Scarlet Alliance Annual National Forum, Sydney, November 10-13

Held over four exciting days from the 10th to the 13th of November, the national meeting for sex workers packs in:

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

Annual General Meeting (AGM) (Scarlet Alliance delegates and membership). 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. See details below.

A parliament house event hosted by Touching Base (sex workers and friends are invited)

3/4 day cultural awareness training

An event night (sex worker only) The amazing Queenie Bon Bon will perform her Power Up show for the first time in Sydeny just for you. The night will include presentation of prestigious WOTY awards.

If you would like to attend any of these events you can RSVP by contacting our Administration Officer at the Scarlet Alliance office 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Friday email admin(@)

Download National Forum Flyer here

2015 National Forum Agenda

Tuesday 10th November, 2015

11.00 – 11.30AM Registration with morning tea

11.30 – 11.40AM Welcome to Country

Sex worker only forum begins
11.40 - 1.00PM President's Address, Welcome and Orientation, Scarlet Alliance overview, Spokesperson and representative report-backs

1.00 – 2.00PM Lunch provided

2.00 – 3.00PM State and territory report-backs (NSW, SA, NT, ACT)

3.00 – 3.15PM National group report-backs (DDDIFF, Touching Base)

3.15 – 3.30PM Governance session part 1 - presentation

3.30 – 4.00PM Afternoon tea provided

4.00 – 4.30PM Governance session part 2 – small groups

4.30 – 5.30PM State and territory report-backs (QLD, VIC, WA, TAS)

5.30 – 5.45PM Choose discussion topic 1

5.45 – 6.00PM Wrap-up

6.00PM Close

Wednesday 11th November, 2015

10.00 – 11.30AM Cultural awareness training

11.30 – 12.00PM Morning Tea provided

12.00 – 1.00PM Cultural awareness training cont.

1.00 – 1.30PM Lunch provided

1.30 – 3.00PM Cultural awareness training cont.

3.00 – 3.20PM Workshop on moving into public space/media presence at protest

3.25PM Bus leaves for event

Touching Base NSW Parliament House talk fest

The parliament house event is the section of the program where friends of sex workers and allies are invited to join us.

Thursday 12th November, 2015

10.00 – 11.30AM Scarlet Alliance Annual General Meeting (members only)

11.30 – 12.00PM Morning Tea

12.00 – 1.00PM AGM continues and election results (members only)

1.00 –2.00PM Lunch provided

2.00 – 2.15PM SANTAP graduation ceremony

2.15 – 3.15PM Discussion topic 1

3.15 – 3.30PM Report back/discussion

3.30 – 4.00PM Afternoon Tea provided

4.00 – 4.45PM Panel #1 Where we are now - NSW decriminalisation campaign and discussion

4.45 – 5.45PM Workshops #1 - 3 options
a. Peer educators - disease focus vs rights focus and community development
b. Sex worker publishing in Australia
c. Straight for Pay - Geez I hope I'm doing this right!

5.45 – 6.00PM Workshop report-backs

6.00PM Close

7.00PM Sex worker only night event
Queenie Bon Bon's Power UP performance, Awards and DJ Halcyon
$5 entry

Friday 13th November, 2015

10.45 – 11.00AM Savouries on arrival

11.00 – 11.45PM Panel #2 Trans & gender diverse sex workers

11.45 – 12.45PM Presentation/consultation on anti-discrimination

12.45 – 1.00PM Choose discussion topic 2

1.00 – 2.00PM Lunch provided

2.00 – 3.00PM Workshops #2 - 2 options
a. Just because I speak a different language, it doesn’t mean we can’t communicate!” – Peer Education and Outreach with Migrant Sex Workers
b. BDSM, Kink and Fetish Peer Share

3.00 – 3.15PM Workshop report-backs

3.15 – 3.45PM Afternoon Tea provided

3.45 – 4.45PM Discussion topic #2

4.45 – 5.00PM Report-backs

5.00 – 5.10PM Closing remarks

5.10PM Close

If you are planning to attend the National Forum and have childcare needs, please contact us ASAP on admin (@)

Download the descriptions for each workshop here

Formal Notice of Annual General Meeting

Scarlet Alliance Annual General Meeting to be held in Sydney
10am, Thursday 12th November 2015 All Members are invited to attend

If you intend to attend please RSVP via the survey monkey you should have received a link to in your email if you are a member. 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 the Scarlet Alliance Office for further information. (See Contact Scarlet Alliance in the left hand sidebar) 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). Membership forms to join or renew your membership can be found here.

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.

Information about the above positions have been circulated to all current members.