On Jan 25, 1917, 300 sex workers in San Francisco marched to protest the imminent closure of their brothels. The #OldProProject is an annual event that builds towards this anniversary, and this episodes takes a deep dive on its history and significance.
#OldProProject provides resources to sex worker artists and advocates to celebrate our shared history. In our inagural year, #OldProProject worked with city coordinators connected to active decriminalization efforts in five cities. Those city coordinators, in collaboration with their community, proposed art projects to capture and celebrate their local old pro history. We worked with communities in New York, NY, New Orleans, LA, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA.