Welcome SWOP-Baltimore is a local branch of the Sex Workers Outreach Project, a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities. SWOP focuses on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy. For more information about SWOP, visit our national website.

Our Efforts At SWOP Baltimore we are focused on advocating for harm reduction approaches to services, supporting sex worker voices of diverse perspectives, promoting positive representations of sex workers in our community, and agitating for decriminalization of sex work in Maryland. We are continually working towards creating stronger coalitions with other organizations and individuals in the area who share our goals and ideals.

Inclusivity & Diversity

As members of SWOP, we are committed to on-going personal growth and education, so that we can uphold, to the best of our abilities, the anti-racism and anti-oppression values held by SWOP-USA. We all come from different backgrounds and have different experiences, and we strive to create a place where everyone can share and contribute without fear of judgement. To help ensure that everyone has a fair chance to be heard at our meetings, we adhere to a particular set of ground rules and guidelines.

For a copy of SWOP-Baltimore’s Governance structure, please click here. SWOP-Baltimore is committed to ensure that our meetings are accessible to all. If getting to or participating in meetings presents a challenge for a new member, we encourage you to inform us of potential barriers so we can work together and try to find a workable solution. ​

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This story is complicated, honest and shared with a level of frankness that is so true and rarely seen. Yes, it’s about BP but also, there’s so much work to do that everyone should be getting on board with. https://twitter.com/sarahthemoose/status/982720956463505408

The Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (LEOBR) effectively ties the hands of every county council in Maryland. You can call your county/city reps until your face turns blue, but they can't do much to change how your local police behave. https://twitter.com/TheeAdvocate_/status/1304500991920934912

Next month we'll be starting on a new reading list. This is the perfect time for new members to join!

For this next round we'll be discussing Gramsci, Durkheim, Mark Fisher, & more in a supportive SWers-only environment w 0 tolerance for elitism.

DM or email us for more info!

“We have been here before; we cannot have our trans organizations overrun by cisgender people - we don’t need cis people.” Monica Stevens Yorkman, black transwoman elder and Baltimore City activist reminding our leadership of the history of this work 🌹✊🏾

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4 months ago

SWOP Baltimore

Brie will be holding space next week for those who would like to process about the death of George Floyd and others lost to police brutality. This event is free! Please message us for the password to the event.

RSVP here: facebook.com/events/s/the-healing-hour/642151806644823/?ti=icl

Here is the meeting info:
Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qd-qhqz4iHNPVZ4zFvR2L2HQhsTCrtRPx
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5 months ago

SWOP Baltimore

We are just in awe of the incredible outpouring of support you all have shown to sex workers in Baltimore during this time. We've raised nearly $9,000 and distributed $8,500. We're still taking relief requests and distributing funds as quickly as we can.

You can apply for funding by reaching out to 443support@protonmail.com.

We are so grateful for the support you have shown, and we're still pushing to raise more funds to help support Baltimore sex workers in this unknown time. baltimore.swopusa.org/donate/
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5 months ago

SWOP Baltimore

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6 months ago

SWOP Baltimore

Thank you so much for everyone who has supported us so far! We've raised over $4,000 for direct relief to Baltimore based sex workers impacted by COVID-19. We're still raising funds and if you need to access funds please check out our blog post here: baltimore.swopusa.org/2020/03/31/covid-19-relief-and-fundraiser/

Donate here: baltimore.swopusa.org/donate/
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