Ela One

ELA ONE

Source: https://avn.com/business/articles/video/sex-workers-outreach-program-of-new-hampshire-to-hold-fundraiser-833242.html

MANCHESTER, N.H.ELA ONE (formerly The Sex Workers Outreach Project of New Hampshire – SWOPNH) is holding a fundraiser for International Whores Day this Saturday in Manchester.

Though International Whores Day is June 2, ELA ONE’s event will be held the previous day, to give people a chance to attend both the fundraiser and still enjoy the full day’s festivities on IWD itself.

“Fundraising is absolutely critical to what we do, because without the support of the broader community, we can’t offer sex workers the resources they need,” said Ashley Fires, director of ELA ONE. “You don’t have to be sex worker or an advocate for sex work to believe sex workers are worthy of respect and deserving of civil liberties. As people often say about International Whores Day, ‘Whores are people, too.’ It’s a painfully obvious thing to say, but it’s something the general public needs to be reminded of at every opportunity, because the stigma attached to sex work is persistent and pernicious.”

The event will feature performances by Teddy Bare, who began her love affair with burlesque dancing in the Windy City, Chicago. There she performed with the Dolls of Doom, Chicago’s only acrobatic, aerial and engineered burlesque troupe. She now performs all over the United States. EliBliss Pressly also will perform a burlesque show.

“I’m thrilled to have so many talented performers come out to support our event,” said ELA ONE treasurer Angie Rowntree. “We have been overwhelmed with people wanting to get involved. It’s heartwarming to see women supporting women and standing united for our cause.” 

The program will also feature Elsa Hall of the Boston Circus Guild and Jenna Ciotta of the New England Center for Circus Arts. To top off the evening, there will also be a number of fetish performances—and a surprise or two along the way.

There is no cover charge for the fundraiser; instead, attendees will be asked to offer a donation at the door.

For more information on this event or Ela One please contact Ashley Fires at hello@elaone.org.

Source: https://avn.com/business/articles/video/sex-workers-outreach-program-of-new-hampshire-to-hold-fundraiser-833242.html