Announcing: Community Engagement Initiative with Adult Entertainers on Minneapolis Policy and Ordinance
Are you an entertainer in Minneapolis? If you currently work or have recently worked (in the past five years) as an entertainer in the adult entertainment industry in Minneapolis, then we want to hear from you!
Minneapolis-based entertainers who have worked in the adult entertainment industry in the past five years are invited to participate in a confidential feedback process to share ideas on ordinances that could affect adult entertainment establishments (i.e. strip clubs). This feedback process is hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) in partnership with the Minneapolis Department of Health at the request of the Minneapolis City Council. This feedback process is not research. Entertainers' voice and participation are a vital part of this process. The information collected will be shared with Minneapolis policymakers seeking to know what types of policies could have negative consequences for entertainers, and what policies could promote a safe work environment for adult entertainers in Minneapolis.
How Can I Participate?
There are two ways to participate:
- ONLINE SURVEY: Takes a minimum of 30 minutes. We don’t ask any personally-identifying information. Complete on your own time. Click here to start the survey: www.z.umn.edu/stripclubpolicyfeedback
- IN-PERSON MEETINGS: Confidential, private meetings to discuss policy options and provide written feedback, lasting up to 2 hours. Dates in fall/winter 2017-18. Click here to find out more information, dates, and RSVP to a meeting: www.z.umn.edu/feedback-RSVP. Note: email required to RSVP. If coming to a meeting does not feel safe for you, email SCresearchmpls@gmail.com to set up a private meeting.
For More Information:
Contact UROC staff by emailing SCresearchmpls@gmail.com, or by calling or texting 612-440-4727.
Contact City of Minneapolis Council members directly here.
Report: Workplace Perspectives on Erotic Dancing
The purpose of this study was to document the workplace experiences of entertainers within strip clubs in Minneapolis and provide information to guide policy. The project actively engaged workers’ voices about the workplace, policy and ordinances, and their ideas for improving working conditions. The research used an action research (AR) approach that focuses on collaboration and co-construction of the research process with community stakeholders. This report was completed April 2017.
We have compiled a list of community resources across a spectrum of needs and desires that may be pertinent to those in the industry. Right click or [Cntrl] click to open in a new page.
For questions or for more information about this project, please email SCresearchmpls@gmail.com.
The research study "Workplace Perspectives on Erotic Dancing" was funded by the Minneapolis Health Department and the Women's Foundation of Minnesota. All research activities have approval from the University of Minnesota, Institutional Review Board.