Arika’s Local Organising programme involves ongoing collaborative relationships with grassroots groups and community organisers in Scotland and abroad. Specifically in Scotland, since 2015, we have worked with groups who are active in the struggle against violent racist borders, poverty and the criminalisation of sex work. We partner and co-operate to create events initiated and chosen by the groups, for which they would not otherwise have the resources, such as workshops, community gala days, fundraising club nights etc.
Some of our Local Organising events are public facing, listed below.
Lib Lobberson Marin Scarlett Payola E ZuZu Gabrielli Chardonnay Bella Violet Quinn Rab Green Chao-Ying Betty Rao Heather Ashleigh Williams (BABEWORLD) Jet Moon Estella Clarke
The Truth and Lies book project emerges as part of a rising tide of sex worker art and organised struggle to end criminalisation and stigmatisation of sex work.
Marin Scarlett Lib Lobberson ZuZu Gabrielli Maedb Joy Black Venus Chao-Ying Betty Rao
An evening extravaganza celebrating the London launch of Truth & Lies: an Anthology of Writing and Art by Sex Workers
Expect slutty DJs, playful performances, stripper poles, rococo cakes, union broads and intimate readings…
A Festival supporting the struggle for Sex Workers’ Rights: share knowledge, discuss, dance and strategise!
An evening of live performances, readings & saucy rococo cakes celebrating the launch of Truth and Lies – An Anthology of Writing and Art by Sex Workers.
DJ D-Harsh Dj@Christelle Moor Mother Nena Etza
Social and party with all proceeds going to the Unity Centre, featuring DJ SETS with Dj@Christelle, DJ D-Harsh, Nena Etza & Moor Mother.
Join Scot-PEP, SWARM and Decrim Now for a day of panel discussions focusing on: sex worker’s labour rights, how decriminalisation can help in the struggle for sex worker safety, sex work & migration with a film screening of Crossings.
In Our Hands is a ten week programme of workshops facilitated by Lisa Fannen, Omikemi and Clay. The sessions explore radical approaches to health and collective care in the context of movement for liberation and social justice.