SWOP Tampa Bay Celebrates Pride Weekend with a Talk at the Unitarian Universalism Church

Jill McCracken, professor at USF St. Petersburg and SWOP member, will give a talk at the UU on the weekend of LGBTQ Pride festivities.


Sex Work, Sin, and Shame: A Pride Perspective

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Time: 10:30am
Speaker: Jill McCracken
Worship Leader: Meredith Keith

719 Arlington Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Join us for another installment of our guest speaker series, “100 Years of Epiphanies”. Because our third principle is the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations, we are hearing the personal stories of members and friends of this congregation as a way to live that value. We are more than just people – – we are our stories. Hearing those stories helps strengthen this congregation by deepening our understanding of one another.

Sex work, sin, and shame: What are they? How are they related? And how does our understanding shift when we explore them from a pride-ful perspective? On Pride Sunday, join Dr. Jill McCracken as she explores the relationships between sex work, gay pride, and the dignity and worth of all persons. Sex work, or the exchange of sex for money or other gain, is a foundation of Dr. McCracken’s research about language, gender, sexuality, and violence. Through and integral to this research, Jill shares her journey toward self-knowledge and healing.