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The Sex Worker Fest

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Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival. We will be very happy to see you all at the festival. We want to be sure that our range of ticket prices and special passes fits everyone's needs.  Email us if you are looking for info about special passes or any other info at sexworkerfest@gmail.com or call (415) 857 5425. We want to make absolutely sure everyone is able to attend these events.

More about the Sex Worker Festival

Scarlot Harlot, Erica Elena and Laure McElroy are co-producers of the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival, now collaborating with the St. James Infirmary Speakers' Bureau with Miki Mosman, as Assistant Producer. In 1999 Scarlot Harlot founded the Festival. A grandmother of the sex workers rights movement, Scarlot Harlot (aka Carol Leigh) coined the term "sex work" in the late 70s. Festival Director and Co-producer, Erica Elena, created "Whores' Bath," and launched "Roaming Hookerfest," as well as "Privilege, Opression and Intersextionality" workshops and much more. Laure McElroy, co-producer, author and activist, has been curator of films at the festival since 2009, bringing her expertise in people-led arts activism with Poor Magazine. Artist and performer, Mariko Passion has been producing sex worker fest events for nearly ten years including her musical, Modern Day Asian Sex Slavery, The Musical. (She currently lives in Japan.) In 2015, Sangria Red joined the festival to teach a performance workshop for sex workers which will also be featured in 2017. Gina Gold, lauched her Sex Worker Confidential events, continuing this year.  The Incredible Edible Akynos also returns with her solo presentation "Whore School." The St. James Infirmary continues our yearly day long classes and info for sex workers at "The St. James Infirmary Sex Workers Symposium" on Thursday, May 25th. In 2015 Kalash Ka joined the production team for the festival, co-producing Whores Bath and Clothing Swap and this year she continues with the St. James Infirmary Sex Workers Symposium and Whores Bath.

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