Kin Folkz aka Monica Anderson was moved to co-create this action based upon a personal experience. "My goddaughter was missing and endangered in Oakland. Her story and the stories of other missing Black and Indigenous women and girls rarely make the major news networks or reach the public via Amber Alerts. The support from groups like MISSSEY, TGI Justice Project, Regina's Door and A Safe Place provide life saving resources for us. We make up a disproportionate amount of the missing and yet receive the least amount of attention - we cannot wait for hearts to change - we are bringing attention to our plight and saving lives."
It begins on Wednesday May 24th, CEREMONY (a ritual based theatrical troupe bringing awareness to the fight against sex trafficking) and the Red Sand Project will hold a ceremonial march, "Our Sacred Walk", at Lake Merritt to bring awareness to the fight against sex trafficking in Oakland, Ca. The walk will be supported by House Full Of Black Women, a site specific ritual performance project addressing the issue of sex trafficking of black women and girls. The following 2 days, Thursday May 25th and Friday May 26th opens at 5pm with a healing circle, a Black Woman's Wellness Village, and the FOR COLORED GIRLS 2017 performance.
Regina Evans shares that "Oakland is ground zero for underage sex trafficking in America. Everyday, in our city, black and brown girls are being suffocated by rape for sale. I call in love. I call in empathy. I call in justice. On their behalf. And I challenge the beloved community to join forces. So that our sacred babies might live." We ask that folks participate in our ticket donation drive to gift tickets to the art action to marginalized women and youth in programs serving their wellness.
For more details about this 3-day action or to purchase a ticket to donate please visit: www.SpectrumQueerMedia.com.
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