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Local Organising

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.

You can read more about Local Organising here. 

A person sits on a bench in a relaxed position in a dimly lit room. They are wearing a lace bra.

Truth and Lies – An Anthology of Writing and Art by Sex Workers

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.

Six red umbrellas in a grid shape
19 – 22 April 2017
Strathclyde Uni Kinning Park Complex CCA Terrence Higgins Trust

Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance

A Festival supporting the struggle for Sex Workers’ Rights: share knowledge, discuss, dance and strategise!

Disco lights on festoons on a wall
17 November 2017
Kinning Park Complex

Party & Unity Fundraiser

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.

Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist
A line of people in white masks hold a pink banner "Non a la Discrimination"
26 May 2019
Kinning Park Complex

How to Ally with Sex Workers on Decriminalisation of Sex Work

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.