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Vixen SexyBishion

Victoria

The Friday before June 2nd - International Whores Day - Vixen will be hosting a SexyBishion - an art & performance exhibition open to ALL creative sex worker submissions: painting, drawing, print, sculpture, performance, and more!

International Whores Day

On 2 June 1975, approximately 100 sex workers occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, to express their anger about their criminalised and exploitative living conditions. They hung a banner from the steeple which read ‘Our children do not want their mothers to go to jail’, and launched a media campaign to broadcast their grievances to the world. Their action made national and international news headlines, started a strike that involved sex workers from all over France, and created a legacy of activism that is celebrated each year by sex worker groups all over the world.

The sex workers occupying Saint-Nizier Church demanded, among other things, an end to police harassment, the re-opening of the hotels where they worked, and a proper investigation into a series of sex worker murders. Sex workers in other French towns heard of the occupation in Lyon and, in solidarity, took sanctuary in churches in Marseille, Grenoble, Montpellier and Paris. Across the country, French sex workers joined the action by taking part in an eight-day long strike.

Despite the national impact of the protest, the police refused to engage with the protestors’ grievances and threatened increasingly harsh punishments. Eventually, the police cleared the church after eight days and, though the occupation and strike did not result in law reform, sex worker activists credit it as the spark that ignited the contemporary sex workers’ rights movement in Europe and the UK.

SWOP NSW Hookers & Strippers Ball

They say it's the oldest profession! Come as your favourite Harlot to celebrate the rich whorestory of sex work across time. You can come as a real life person or just a vibe - we'll have a best dressed prize for who's the dishiest broad. This event is for sex workers and their invited guests only.

Vixen Workers Pack-Making

Vixen Corner of Merrifield St and Boase St,, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Volunteers will be assembling sex workers packs for distribution to other sex workers!

National Cabinet of Whores

A monthly meeting of Scarlet Alliance and its state and territory based member organisations.

Respect Inc Monthly Workshop

Queensland QLD, Australia

Monthly sex worker only workshops by Respect Inc QLD. Virtual and in person.

SWOP NSW Indie Worker Drop Ins

SWOP NSW 7/110 Bontay Rd, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Come for snacks, chats and workers packs on the second Tuesday of the month from 2-4pm.

Respect Inc Sistahs of the Pole

Queensland QLD, Australia

Respect Inc is now holding a monthly, stripper-only sharing circle! These groups will be facilitated with a peer educator. Meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, 4-5pm, both online and in the Meanjin office.

Vixen Peer Education Training Group

Vixen Corner of Merrifield St and Boase St,, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Are you a current or former sex worker who wants to connect with other workers and learn skills in peer education? Join us at Vixen for our monthly peer education training group! Anyone who has done any kind of sex work for any amount of time is welcome! No previous study experience required. Every 3rd Tuesday afternoon 3.30 to 5.30 in a relaxed, friendly community space for current & former sex workers only! Face-to-face or online learning, and skill sharing our many unique talents with other workers, including: -Sex worker diversity -Law reform advocacy -Activism -Outreach -Community development -Migrant sex work -Safer sex ed...& much more! With the opportunity to gain a formal peer-education certification from Scarlet Alliance recognised by sex worker orgs! For more information contact Vixen at 9070 9050 or email info@vixen.org.au.

Vixen Grill & Chill

Victoria

A free, monthly event by and for street-based sex workers: food, music, work supplies + equipment.

Respect Inc Tea and Tarts

Respect Inc Gimuy (Cairns) Office 7/24 Florence Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia

Come in for supplies, a chat, cup of tea, or join us monthly and bring a plate for Tea and Tarts (sex worker only, current and retired). There is an entrance off Florence Street (main road), and a second entrance and parking around the back off McLeod Street.

Vixen Gender Blender

Zoom

Trans, gender diverse and gender questioning sex workers are invited to Vixen’s Gender Blender.