Press and media
After learning about possible new ordinances affecting strip clubs, Andi Seymour, Jayne Swift, and Ramona Falls (SWOP-Minneapolis) partnered with Eric Sprankle, Machensey Shelgren, and Alex Twohy (Minnesota State University) and Katie Bloomquist (Vice President of Sex Workers Outreach Project – USA) to conduct a needs assessment of current workers in the local stripping industry. The goal was to ensure workers and the only local sex worker rights organization were included in the process of revising local ordinances regulating the stripping industry.
Staff developed this ordinance over two years with research on best practices, outreach to businesses and entertainers, and cooperation with the Sex Workers Outreach Project and the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC).
During the final stages of hearings on the Adult Entertainment Ordinance, Workday Minnesota spoke with many involved with the campaign.
Andi Snow, SWOP Organizer, was interviewed by CityPages (RIP) and discussed her involvement with SWOP and the implications of the Adult Entertainment Ordinance.