The First Annual Black Sex Workers’ Conference happens June 17-19, 2021!
A historic worldwide event celebrating Black Sex Workers and The Black Sex Worker Collective’s third birthday commemorating Juneteenth, the end of enslavement in the United States on June 19, 1865.
The first annual Black Sex Workers’ Conference takes place June 17-19, 2021. To protect participants and to support accessibility, this event will be happening online.
This historic event will present on the theme Reliberate (Reparations is the foundation. Liberation is the plan.) Celebrating the art, intellect, lives and politics of Black Sex Workers and what it means to be liberated and compensated in the ongoing climate of Sex Worker rights in the current political framework. With presentations, films, roundtables, performances, competitions and awards honoring Sex Workers, here they represent themselves and the intersectional interests of their communities, after having being spoken about, for, and coopted for centuries.
The conference is delighted to have keynote speakers Monica Jones of The Outlaw Project (Phoenix, AZ), Christian Alexander Lovehall of Philly Trans March and Trans Masculine Advocacy Network (Philadelphia, PA), entertainer and outspoken activist BammRose (NJ/Philly), and scholar, author and Queen of radical rudeness, Dr. Stella Nyanzi (Uganda).
The conference will feature three days of presentations both live and pre-recorded, from Sex Workers and intersecting groups whose politics align greatly with Sex Worker rights. Some of the featured presenters are Black Femme Brunch, Mermaids Bring Water, Dr. Mireille Miller-Young and the Berlin Strippers Collective.
This year’s conference will feature the competition Miss Heaux World (June 18), where a winner will be crowned the top heaux after accumulating enough points through different rounds that showcases their talent, skills and how they best represent h’or energy!
Miss Heaux World is the only part of the conference where tickets can be purchased separately. To close out the conference (June 19), entertainer extraordinaire Jeez Loueez will host Release, a performance showcase featuring the amazing talent of such artists as Ms. Briq House, Onyx Sachi and Lady Londyn.
Tickets are $25-$250, with scholarships and opportunities to sponsor workers who may not otherwise have the means to attend. https://tinyurl.com/bswcevent