SWOP Atlanta Board of Directors Appliaction

Thank you for your interest in applying to the SWOP Atlanta Board of Directors!

SWOP Atlanta is looking for highly motivated individuals who have the passion and dedication to make a difference. If you are interested in helping build an organization dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, please fill out an application below.

As a Board member you will be asked to:

- Attend a monthly meeting, either in person or electronically.

- Be in charge of at least one committee and participate on multiple committees as the need arises. Heading a committee means defining committee goals, checking in with team members, and keeping the Board up to date on committee progress.

- Understand that this is a volunteer-based organization. We do not offer paid positions, and appreciate all support.

- The expected time contributed should be 3-6 hours a week. Weekly check-ins are expected to keep communication flowing, simply touching base is requested. Some weeks will require more time than others depending on current conferences and sex worker holidays.

Values

Board members must be aligned with the basic values of SWOP Atlanta as an anti-violence grassroots organization. Applicants should possess the following values:

1) A commitment to social justice, including the desire to support SWOP in becoming an organization that serves the most marginalized individuals of our sex worker communities, focusing not just on decriminalization, but on intersectional issues in the sex trade face and the implementation of an AR/AO (Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression) framework.

This is demonstrated by:

— Willingness to support and self-educate around anti-oppression and related issues such as reproductive justice, intersectionality, immigration, economic justice, civil rights, and LGBTQI rights; and

— A dedication to identifying and implementing strategies that encourage the participation of and transfer decision-making power and leadership to the most impacted members of our community.

2) A commitment to decriminalization of sex work in all forms.

3) A commitment to supporting our allies and working with them to reform the broader policing and criminalization of our communities, including people of color, immigrants and migrant workers, transgender and gender variant peoples, drug users, indigenous peoples, and people under economic duress or crisis.

4) A working relationship or knowledge of the sex industry (aka the adult or erotic industry, or sex trade), and the culture of sex work, as well as an understanding that not all people in the industry identify as "sex workers", for many reasons associated with stigma, personal experience, and the law.

5) An understanding of the contemporary landscape surrounding the sex worker rights movement, politically and culturally.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at swopatlanta@gmail.com

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