About this project
We are the sex worker artists of Desiree Alliance http://www.desireealliance.org/conference/arts.htm and we are preparing to take Las Vegas by storm in July 2010 during the national sex worker rights conference "Working Sex: Power, Practice, and Politics" to use our art to highlight our struggle for rights. From beautiful burlesque, to majestic music, to powerful poetry, various art forms have been important parts of sex worker justice advocacy, and art is also a great way to highlight the diversity of talents so many sex workers have. Sex worker artists are the vibrant face on this movement and have been a unifying element in resistance campaigns across the country.
We are seeking support for our most visible action during the conference: the street theater performance “IF IT HAPPENS IN VEGAS… IT'S STILL ILLEGAL.” Sex workers will gather in whoretastic costume and play in the streets of Vegas accompanied by our van and sound system
to raise the consciousness of tourists and locals. Performances will reveal that not only is sex work unjustifiably subject to law enforcement across the United States that the same applies in the “wild” “party” town of Las Vegas.
We will produce a video and an online photo documentary of this event that will only be available to supporters found via Kickstarter. We understand that many people from across the country can’t be with us for the event so this is your chance to get a front row seat. Anyone donating more than $5 will receive access to these materials and be able to watch us prepare for the event, get into our costumes, and take ourselves to public view.
We have also selected a variety of other "backer rewards" from sex worker artists at the event for those who can donate a tad more. Some of our "backer rewards" will appeal to writers, human rights supporters and academics who want to understand more about the role of art in the sex worker rights movement. Others are for fellow sex worker advocates out there who can't make it to the event but want to support us online. Others are for art lovers and supporters who want to see charismatic and sexy activists out doing their thing for rights.
Won’t you open your wallet wide for sex worker rights? We know you will. The money we raise will be used for travel for artists to come to the event and participate in strategy sessions leading up to the day of performance art, for PA system, glitter and feathers, fishnets, banners, panties and more. Your donation is also tax deductible!
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