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Sex Workers’ Pop-Up

The Sex Workers’ Pop-Up will be closing starting Friday, March 13th to support New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Given the temporary nature of the exhibit, we regret to inform that we will not be reopening the exhibit. We must do everything we can to ensure the health of community members by minimizing public gatherings. If you were not able to view the exhibit, please visit our website and social media to learn more about participating artists and activists.

What is the Sex Workers’ Pop-Up?

The Sex Workers’ Pop-Up is an exhibition in New York City that features artwork and performances about sex work from around the world.  Sex work is often misunderstood, misrepresented, stigmatized, and still criminalized in most countries. Labeling sex workers as villains or victims won’t improve lives or society, but labor protections and human rights will.  That’s why sex workers are organizing to represent and defend their interests. This pop-up exhibit asks visitors to listen to the voices of sex workers, and reflect on how society defines work.

Advisory Committee

Kholi Buthelezi, SISONKE, South Africa
Jules Kim, Scarlet Alliance, Australia
Shareese Mone, HIPS, Washington D.C.
Leila Raven, DecrimNY, New York City
Thierry Schaffauser, STRASS, France
Ruth Morgan Thomas, Global Network of Sex Work Projects, Scotland

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