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, 2021.
The pre-show will start at 10:45am PST / 1:45pm EST and the Celebration of Life will begin at 11:05am PST / 2:05pm EST.
If you are unable to view the livestream below, please visit this link to watch on YouTube.
MARGO ST. JAMES CELEBRATION OF LIFE
*SEQUINS of EVENTS*
Gathering Slide Show: 10:45am PST / 1:45pm EST (20 minutes)
Ceremony: 11:05am PST / 2:05pm EST (120 minutes)
COYOTE’s Bella Robinson aka Ramona Flour
Remembering Margo: Don & Eileen Sobjack
Land Acknowledgement: Celestina Pearl
Original Song: Claudette Sterk, Margo’s sister
Reverend Donna Schaper of Judson Church
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Candle Lighting Ritual: Annie Sprinkle
Welcome: Carol Queen ‒ Center for Sex & Culture
The Berlin Strippers Collective
Australian Prostitutes Collective
Thailand Sex Worker Advocate
A Message from the Netherlands
With Love from Friends in France
Brazilian Network of Prostitutes
Ruth Morgan ‒ NSWP Global Sex Worker Project
Fuck For Forest ‒ Ecoporn Activists
Lizzie Borden ‒ writer/director, “Born in Flames” & “Working Girls”
Gail Pheterson ‒ Author Vindication of the Rights of Whores
Melissa Ditmore – Prostitutes of New York (PONY)
Buck Angel ‒ Activist, Entrepreneur & Sex Worker
Nina Hartley, RN, advocate, activist, porn star
Xaviera Hollander ‒ Author The Happy Hooker
Wrestling Homage: Playgirl Mansion Presents
Sadie Lune ‒ Artist, Sexworker, Queer Parent
Carol Leigh aka Scarlot Harlot ‒ Sex worker activist and artist
Molly Bode & Kayla Kahn
Kate Marquez ‒ Author How Prostitution Saved My Life
Gloria Lockett ‒ Founder of California Prostitutes Education Project
Josh Pryor (Captain of the Ruby) & Flicka McGurrin (Owner of Pier 23)
Priscilla Alexander ‒ COYOTE Activist, Co-Founder Nat’l Task Force on Prostitution
Dolores French – Author Working: My Life as a Prostitute
Lottie Da ‒ Sex Worker Author Bad Girls of the Silver Screen
Norma Jean Almodovar ‒ ISWFACE, Author Cop to Call Girl
Veronica Vera , Author, Miss Vera’s Cross Gender Academy
Rafael Mandelman – San Francisco City Supervisor
Closing Song St. James Infirmary: Zara Bode
Greeting from Margo’s Archivists at Harvard’s Schlesinger Library
Ceyenne Doroshow ‒ Gay & Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (G.L.I.T.S.)
Yin Q. ‒ Message from Red Canary Song
St. James Infirmary Tribute & Award Ceremony
Closing Words: Carol Queen
Candle Blowing Ritual: Annie Sprinkle
*BONUS FILM SCREENING*
“HARD WORK” — Documentary film about Margo St. James (30 minutes)
We are raising money to pay for the memorial production costs and raise money for St. James Infirmary, CAL PEP, Center for Sex and Culture.
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