Some of you may know that our fall fundraiser was cancelled due to logistical issues with our set up as a formal chapter of SWOP-USA. Essentially, the City of Seattle does not recognize us as a local entity. Until future notice donations can only be accepted at our events, which will go to our direct expenses; or via the PayPal option on our website, which will be earmarked for NW-SWOP future use. We are actively working to process all of the necessary paperwork to resolve this matter.
While all has been quiet on the web, we have not been fully inactive! Over the past couple of months NW-SWOP has coordinated several sex worker events including a Seattle spa day, a Portland clothing exchange with donations for a local womens’ shelter, and a legal presentation by a criminal defense lawyer.
Additionally the December 17th vigil in Seattle was graced by the presence of more than thirty people in support of calling attention to the need to end violence against sex workers.
Thank you to those amazing allies who came out to share the night with us!