Festival Schedule 2015
SASS Schedule at a glance:
Wed 3/2: Rights Not Rescue – Sex Workers Demand Justice (panel presentation)
Thurs 3/3: Sex Worker Rights Day Public Demonstration
Fri 3/4: Informed Is Sexy! – Community Health Fair
Fri 3/4: Activist Karaoke!
Sat 3/5: Sexy Professional Social
Sat 3/5: That Harlot’s Ball
Sun 3/6: The Art of Activism: Sex Worker Film & Performance Night
Wednesday March 2
Rights Not Rescue – Sex Workers Demand Justice
Wednesday March 2 — 7pm sharp (doors open at 6pm)
Downstairs at Town Hall — 1119 Eighth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
We’re kicking off SASS 2016 with a panel presentation that will take a hard look at the effects that criminalized prohibition has had on people and communities who engage in the sex trade by, whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or force. Co-hosted by Maggie McNeill and Savannah Sly, this evening will feature presentations by Conner Habib, Kristen DiAngelo, Kate Zen, and other activists from the front lines of the sex worker rights movement.
Click here for more details
Thursday March 3rd
International Sex Worker Rights Day!
Sex Worker Rights Day Public Demonstration
Thursday March 3rd, 1pm start
Occidental Square to Westlake Center, with stops at civic buildings.
Sex workers are tired of being spoken for, spoken over, and unheard on the issues that directly affect them. In honor of Sex Worker Rights Day, we will be marching to the King County Court House and Seattle City Hall to deliver messages to policymakers and law enforcement from the sex worker community. Click here for more details.
Friday March 4th
Informed Is Sexy! – Community Health Fair
Friday March 4th, 11am-3pm
Calamus Auditorium at Gay City, 517 E. Pike Street Seattle
Staying safe, informed, and healthy is super, duper sexy! AND, it feels good! Come get hooked up with some knowledge, material, and services to help you stay vibrant and informed. Join us for lunch, free testing, help with signing up for health insurance, and more! Click here for more info…
Friday March 4th, 7-10pm
Orient Express – 2963 4th Ave S Seattle
Open to all movers and shakers who are trying to make positive change in our culture. This is a casual evening of singing your heart out, taking a moment on the stage to speak about what’s important to you, and hanging our with peers. This event is hosted by SWOP-USA, and we’ll have materials and information available about our organization and what SWOP does.
Saturday March 5th
Sexy Professional Social
Saturday March 5th, 10am-4pm
Location sent after RSVP
We would like to invite people who work (or have worked) in the adult industry to join us for a day of community, shared wisdom, making friends, and peer support of the best kind. Respect for each other’s experiences is paramount, and we will have volunteer moderators on site to help ensure this social is safe for all. This will be in a comfortable, spacious, homey environment accessible by public transportation or car. This is an industry-only event, not open to the general public, and RSVP is required. Click here for more info.
The Harlot’s Ball
Saturday March 5th, 21+, 9pm-Close
Put on your fancy finery and come on out for an unforgettable evening of dancing and raucous merriment! Go-go dancers, games, adventures in kink, top notch DJs, and more await you at the epically decadent Harlots Ball. This is NOT a “Pimp & Ho” party, so don’t insult us with your emerald green zoot suit and stereotypes. This is the Harlot’s Ball, the crowing annual party to mark our human rights movement, and we expect you to get gussied up to the nines in honor or our rich history and tireless perseverance. Anyone who attended our Sexy Circus Dance Party in 2014 knows full well that we like to party, and this event will be no exception! Don’t miss it! Click here for more info…
Sunday March 6th
The Art of Activism: Sex Worker Film & Performance Night
Sunday March 6th, show starts at 6pm (doors at 5:30)
Central Cinema, 1411 21 Avenue Seattle WA 98122
Delicious food and beverages available on site
Join us for an intimate engagement featuring short films and performances by sex worker activists from around the globe. Live music, visual art presentations, and a carefully selected handful of movies will be shown to illustrate how sex workers have used creative mediums to further their human rights agenda. Click here for more details…