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Re-visioning Prostitution Policy: Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging Criminalization – Conference in Las Vegas

This conference brought together sex workers and sex worker advocates and allies interested in working toward decriminalization of prostitution in the U.S., and provided training/networking resources for advocates, created spaces for dialogue among workers and between workers, supporters, academics and policy makers, attempted to identified workers' most pressing needs, and enabled collaboration on strategies for social and political change on local, state, and national levels. The focus was to develop strategies and skills for ending the criminalization of sex work and sex workers. The goal was to empower sex workers and their advocates/allies with the knowledge, strength, confidence, and capacity to put these practices into action.

The Desiree Alliance, the conference organizers, are committed to support for representation and inclusiveness of cultural, racial, economic, age, and gender identity. They call on sex workers and their advocates to read their Diversity Statement and join their efforts to build a respectful, diverse, and strong sex worker movement.

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