Margo St. James, who founded the prostitutes’ rights organization COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), and later, the St. James Infirmary, left her body on January 11, 2021.
We are a group of Margo’s friends, colleagues and a collective of supporters who are producing a virtual international tribute event on May 1 at 11am PST / 2pm EST. The event will run for an hour and a half to one and a half to two hours.
The event is free but you MUST RSVP to attend.
We are raising money to pay for the memorial production costs & to give to the following three organizations that were championed by Margo St. James.
Production Costs for the Celebration of Life for Margo St. James — Funds raised will pay for the memorial productions costs. After those are covered, we’ll split all proceeds between St. James Infirmary, CAL PEP, and Center for Sex and Culture.
St. James Infirmary — A peer-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving Sex Workers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We are the first occupational health and safety clinic in the U.S. run by Sex Workers for Sex Workers!
CAL PEP — Founded in 1984, The California Prostitutes Education Project is one of the first HIV education, prevention and street outreach organizations in the country. CAL-PEP’s model of service is based on one-on-one outreach and education. We serve high risk, hard to reach African American and Latinos, women, youth and LGBTQ folks who are disproportionately affected by HIV.
Center for Sex and Culture (CSC) — The Mission of the Center for Sex & Culture is to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library/media archive, and other resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum; and to research and disseminate factual information, framing and informing issues of public policy and public health.
$TBD: Bawdy Booty (a donation in any amount)
$20: Floozy Fan
$100: Heart of Gold
$250: Pleasure Activist
$500: Change Maker
$2,500: Sweet Charity
$5,000: Show Angel
$10,000: Big Spender
$20,000: Living Legacy