Hipline Shimmy-Pop-Thon: Dance Fundraiser for MISSSEY!

Come out and dance in support of MISSSEY at Hipline's Shimmy Pop-A-Thon next Saturday, June 1st, 10am-2pm! A fun, family-friendly event in the Lakeshore neighborhood with great energy, people, and community. We hope to see you there!


2nd Annual We Run Oakland 5K Run/Walk for Human Trafficking Awareness

Our partner organization, A Sista's Touch, is hosting their 2nd Annual We Run Oakland 5K Run/Walk for Human Trafficking Awareness on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 8am-12pm! This is a great family-oriented, community-based event that provides opportunities to connect with folks in Oakland who are involved or interested in getting involved in the local movement to end exploitation and trafficking.

We receive event proceeds any time someone signs up for the run/walk and selects MISSSEY as their referrer, so register now with your friends and loved ones to support local anti-trafficking efforts! A fun way to be active--in the movement of your body and in the movement to end trafficking :)

Registration is $20 for children 10 and under, $25 for youth 11-18, and $35 for young and older adults 19 and up (adult price will increase after May 31st so register ASAP!).


S.H.A.D.E. 10th Annual Stop The P.I.M.P. Youth Open Mic - Human Trafficking Awareness

On Friday, April 26th, our partner organization SHADE Movement, Inc. is hosting their 10th Annual Stop the P.I.M.P. (Prostituting of Innocent Minors for Profit) Youth Open Mic at the Betti Ono Gallery in downtown Oakland as part of Alameda County's Sexually Exploited Minors Awareness Week! This is a free, fun, and family-friendly event, with food, drinks, raffle prizes, and powerful performances by brilliant young people sharing their truths. We hope to see you there!

S.H.A.D.E.'s 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium: Breaking Barriers


Jump start National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by attending S.H.A.D.E.'s 2nd Annual Symposium: Breaking Barriers on Friday, January 11th at the California Endowment Building in Oakland!

The survivor-led symposium will focus on barriers affecting boys and men who experience trauma, and how we can understand and support the self-recovery process through a survivor- and trauma-informed lens. Featuring survivor speakers including keynote speaker Russell Wilson, moderated panels, and breakout presentations. Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. All are welcome to attend!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-shattering-barriers…

S.H.A.D.E., (Survivors Healing, Advising and Dedicated to Empowerment) Movement is a survivor-based advocacy organization which empowers survivors of sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and domestic violence. S.H.A.D.E. believes that Survivor Leadership is paramount to creating positive change and empowerment within and outside of the anti-trafficking movement.

The Dance - Derrick Bell Art Exhibition


the dancePaschal-Hunter Gallery 902 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607

An art exhibit that explores the injustices of human trafficking through color, emotion, and movement. Proceeds from artwork sales will support MISSSEY and our work with commercially sexually exploited and vulnerable youth.

The exhibition includes 50+ original mixed media paintings and drawings.

Sponsors for the exhibit include the Contra Costa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., BCE Inc. (Business, Content, Events), Fruition Consulting, 11 West Partners, Ankh Marketing, Elle B Events, Sugarsweet Cookie + Cake Studio & The Cook and Her Farmer.

Artist Derrick Bell is a Visual Artist and Art Educator. Bell is a resident of Oakland; a native of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Morehouse College Alum.