Creating Community is a Threat to Power – Sex Workers Leading Movements

Creating Community is a Threat to Power - Sex Workers Leading Movements

07may2:15 PM3:45 PMCreating Community is a Threat to Power - Sex Workers Leading MovementsConcurrent Session2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Event Details

Sex workers have always been an integral part of collective liberation struggles, whether or not

we receive credit or recognition. LGBTQ and sex positive feminist movements are hugely indebted to the leadership of sex workers, from Janet Mock to Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. 


In February 2021, Third Wave Fund released a report on the funding of the last three years of funding Sex Workers. Creating Community is a Threat to Power: Three Years of Resourcing Revolution and Liberation at the Sex Worker Giving Circle. This report highlights the central role sex workers have played at the forefront of the most essential movement building work, while being largely ignored by philanthropy or restricted from doing open sex work related. This session will bring use this report as a building block to illustrate the power of funding sex worker-led movements. Speakers will share various parts of sex worker movements from decrim to immigration to mutual aid. As a political strategy, Sex Workers have been under invested in while facing mutliple forms of interpersonal and state violence. 

Yin Q, Co-Director, Red Canary Song
Evelyn Quintana, Program Assistant, Groundswell Fund
Christian Giraldo, Program Associate, Sex Worker Giving Circle, Third Wave Fund
Lakeesha J. Harris, Reproductive Justice and Sexual Health Program Manager, Women With A Vision

Sponsored by: Third Wave Fund and Wellspring Philanthropic Advisors