NO HUMAN INVOLVED
NO HUMAN INVOLVED
PJ Starr is an Australian filmmaker and photographer who lives and works in the United States. She is a community activist and advocate for the rights of sex workers, immigrants and the LGBT community. Her documentary projects build community, involve skills sharing and working with diverse communities. She was a participant in the second series (2011) of the Filmmakers Collaborative at the Maysles Institute in Harlem, New York. She has made a number of films (both narrative and documentary) that portray the experiences of people in the sex trade and related communities. These include: PROSTITUTION FREE ZONE (a 15 minute film highlighted at the Reel Affirmations Film Festival in DC in 2009); SEX WORK AND TRADE UNIONS (2010, a 15 minute film documenting actions organized by the Karnataka Sex Workers Union at the World Social Forum in Belem, Brazil); SEX WORKERS DO HARM REDUCTION I and II (2007 and 2009); TORN (2011, a 55 minute narrative film) and PROTECTION (2005).
- Molly Merryman, PhD, Filmmaker and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Co-Coordinator of LGBT Studies Kent State University
- Carol Leigh , Convener of the San Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Art Festival
- Dawn Passar, Film maker, artist, sex worker rights advocate
- Bonnie Scott, Founder of Included! (grassroots service provider to people in street economies) and SWOP-MD
- Victora Law, Advocate and author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women
- Surgeon Scofflaw, SWOP-Tucson representative and artist
- Andrea Ritchie, attorney and researcher whose work focuses on policing of women and LGBT people of color, currently a Senior Soros Justice Fellow
- Maryse Mitchell-Brody, Social worker striving for healing justice and community wellness, also the Development Coordinator & Ally Liaison at The Icarus Project, a radical mental health network
- Laura Murray, Co-Executive Director of Davida and a researcher with the Observatorio da Prostituição at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, director of A KISS FOR GABRIELA
Taylor Faires is interning with the project in 2017. She is a student, performer, and activist based in New York City and North Carolina. She at Barnard College majoring in Political Science and Women Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her activism centers around the LGBT, immigrant, and minority communities.Taylor's academic work focuses on issues such as sexual violence in the Latinx community and the use of alternative media as an outlet for activism.