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MISSSEY Presents: Leila Mottley & Chinaka Hodge

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An Afternoon In Discussion with Leila Mottley and Chinaka Hodge

Leila Mottley is a rising literary star and poet from Oakland. Her novel Nightcrawling is a New York Times best seller, an Oprah Book Club Pick, and was on the Booker Prize Long List. MISSSEY has invited her and Chinaka Hodge together in a discussion that will give unique insight into her dazzling novel about a young Black woman who walks the streets of Oakland and stumbles headlong into the failure of its justice system.

Chinaka Hodge is an Oakland poet, educator, and writer for the stage and screen who imagines what the future needs, and then creates it through her work. 

This is an invitation for you to boldly engage with the real circumstances that lead to exploitation and link arms to forge pathways out.

 Join our community of change-makers in discovering how we can co-create a world where girls are safe from sexual exploitation, where they can thrive. 

 Read Nightcrawling, a book dedicated to “Oakland and it’s girls”, by Leila Mottley

“Mottley writes with a lyrical abandon that reminds us she was once Oakland’s youth poet laureate.”

Read the New York Time’s Review: “IN THIS SEX TRAFFICKING RING, THE JOHNS ARE THE OAKLAND POLICE”  – Lauren Christensen

Learn More About MISSSEY

Since 2007, MISSSEY has led the Bay Area’s services for youth vulnerable to and experiencing sexual exploitation and violence. We are a Black-led, youth and survivor-informed non profit organization rooted in Oakland. For our 15th Year of Service Campaign we are bringing our community unique lectures and healing events with leading figures in the arts, healing, and social justice. We will continue hosting events with outstanding cultural figures who see the value in our mission.

January 24, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm UTC+0

Tickets

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Sponsor Ticket
100% of your donation goes to support our mission and our 15th Year of Service Campaign
$5,000.00
Unlimited
Champion Ticket
100% of your donation goes to support our mission and our 15th Year of Service Campaign
$1,500.00
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Supporter Ticket
100% of your donation goes to support our mission and our 15th Year of Service Campaign
$250.00
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Sponsor a Youth
Donate $50 for a young person to attend and engage in this discussion!
$50.00
Unlimited
Community Member
Donate $50 to attend
$50.00
100 available
Partner Organizations
MISSSEY Non-Profit Partner Tickets
$35.00
50 available