No Justice, No Booty: Sex Work, Art, & Activism

Amid a global pandemic that has transformed their industry, sex workers have seized the opportunity to organize mutual aid efforts, artistic performances, and labor strikes in support of their community and liberation. Through art and activism, sex workers have created independent platforms and movements addressing pervasive stigma, surveillance, and racism in their industry. Using the sex workers’ rights movement as an example of intersectional coalition building, this panel brings together the artists and activists behind the Portland Strippers Strike, a labor movement spurred by racist treatment of Black dancers; E-Viction, a "self-destructing virtual arthouse / whore gallery”; and Cybertease, a virtual strip club entirely run, coordinated and performed by unionized sex workers.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Lena Chen

Lena Chen

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Luna H


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Cat Hollis

Haymarket Pole

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MJ Tom

Veil Machine

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