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International Whores’ Day 2022. Design by kd diamond.

International Whores’ Day 2022. Design by kd diamond.

International Whores’ Day 2022

June 2, 2022 from 6pm–9pm
FREE, No RSVP necessary

On June 2, 1975, over 100 sex workers began an eight-day occupation at the Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France. They demanded the end of fines, stigma, police harassment, and the release of 10 sex workers who had been imprisoned a few days earlier for soliciting. June 2nd has since become a benchmark day for honoring sex workers all over the globe and recognizing their often-exploited working conditions. On International Whores’ Day 2022, MOCA and Kink Out, in collaboration with Free Speech Coalition, and Strippers’ United, present a day of gathering with panels, DJs, food trucks, and community organizers. Hosted by Emcee Natalie ’NatsHoney’ Clark , the program will feature contributions from Sinnamon Love and Lotus Lain, a DJ set by Ethical Drvgs, a pole performance by members of Strippers' United, and food courtesy of Detroit Vesey. This program creates a space for sex worker rights organizations and allies to come together. Organizers who are actively involved in sex work policy and other community speakers will be invited to participate. This program is part of ongoing conversations and collaborations that will take many forms and formats over time between MOCA and Kink Out, which produces events that bring people of intersectional identities with lived experience in BDSM culture together to share art, activism, work, and conversation.

Kink Out
Kink Out produces events that bring people of intersectional identities with lived experience in BDSM culture together to share art, activism, work, and conversation. Kink Out creates spaces for diverse leather and kink communities to celebrate and build alliances with each other. Events are helmed by rotating contributors who are queer, sex workers, people of color, trans, femme, butch, gender non-conforming, disabled, parents, non-monogamous, fat, elders, and/or leather dykes/fags.

Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs is organized by Alex Sloane, Associate Curator of Performance and Programs, with Brian Dang, Programming Coordinator.

Wonmi's WAREHOUSE Programs is founded by Wonmi & Kihong Kwon and Family.