Thanks so much to the Rev. Carpenter-Vascik for joining the allied support educational outreach effort. Dahlia Photograph: M Dante
‘And what if I fall?’ Then it will hurt for a while. ‘Then why even try?’ To hurt, for a while. To feel. To learn how to walk without the fear of tripping. To trip. To be present. To live. To truly exist.
A Memory & A Dream Suppressed To Maintain Freedom (Part One of Two) A (Strong Content) Poem By M. Dante (c) 1996 NYC Audio Recording 2006 Philadelphia
The Sanctuary dome will be part of a temporary installation about Philadelphia Sex Workers, and the violence they face. Assembled at The Philadelphia Museum of Art beginning Sept. 9. More information at: https://www.thefix.com/sex-workers-and-drug-users-speak-out-philadelphia
Mankind has often searched for the meaning of life in the arms of another, be that a blessing or a blasphemy to the concept of God.
Billy Penn PHL Blog Announces Mexican Sex Work Exhibition: “How Did I Get Here?” opening reception, July 13, from 6-8 pm, Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 South 22nd St. Exhibition runs through Aug. 6.
The Anchorage Police Department is fighting a pair of state bills that would criminalize cops who have “sexual contact” with people under investigation. The reason for the opposition, according to Deputy Chief Sean Case, is that there are “very, very limited” situations in which cops need to cross that boundary — specifically, when it comes to undercover investigations of sex workers. Article by Tracy Clark Flory for Vocative; supporting statistics from ISWFACE LA.
Who would think it appropriate to send cops to hotels, motels, restaurants, and farms - arrest workers who might be victims, seize their earnings, and threaten them with incarceration if they do not accept the 'help' that is offered to them? ISWFACE: http://www.policeprostitutionandpolitics.com
Red Umbrella Gala NYC March 25th: Debuting performances about firsthand experiences in the sex trade, crafted over the course of our first writing workshop!Tickets available on Event Brite.
On International Women's Day the Global Women's Strike held a benefit concert at Underground Arts for the new Crossroads Women's Center in Germantown. Civil Rights attorney Larry Krasner spoke on why he is running for Philly DA.