SWOP Tampa Bay

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Gilmour Hall

December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.


Sex workers and their allies hold vigils all over the world on this day, and we would like you to join our local vigil and educational opportunity at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg

Our goal is to create a gathering where we can learn more about sex work, honor sex workers we have lost, and discuss and celebrate new advocacy efforts. More information about December 17th is included below.

Feel free to join us at any point in the evening! And please bring a dish to share for our potluck at UUSP (wine, beer, and other drinks will be available for a suggested donation).

5:00-5:45 Potluck and conversation
5:45-6:05 Mini teach-in about sex worker rights
6:05-6:15 Q & A Session
6:15-7:00 Community craft project to be used in our lighted procession
7:00 - 8:45 Lighted procession with our community craft project; We will begin at the UU church, march up to Central Avenue and walk along Central Avenue and then return to the church; During this procession, we will share the names of the sex workers who have been lost to violence this year;
8:45-9:30 Dessert and coffee, open mic, letter-writing opportunity fr incarcerated sex workers.

Come and go as you please, this is an open house. All activities are optional. Those not interested in walking in the procession can stay at the venue and continue with other activities.

The event is FREE, but please consider bringing:

-A dish or snack to share (for the potluck)
-Items to donate for street outreach (unopened hygiene supplies, tampons, snacks)
-Cash or check donation
-Art donations (we need lots of black and red paint, glitter)
-Flowers and candles



Posted on November 22, 2019, at 2:51pm