Oakland has been named the epicenter of child prostitution in Northern California. Much of the rape and abuse of girls is happening on International Boulevard right near Mills.
This is difficult to hear about, but we need to be aware of what’s going on if we’re going to put a stop to it.
On Monday, Apr. 27, Nola Brantly of MISSSEY will speak in the student union at 6:30 about how this can be happening right here. Nola has given her talk in many venues and is a very engaging speaker. She’ll talk about her work in prevention and rescue of children who are being trafficked in our community. She’ll explain which children are at highest risk (girls who are poor, girls of color, foster kids), the methods that predators use to break the children down and gain control over them, and what we can do about it.
Girls’ lives are being destroyed for adult profit and pleasure. We believe this is a natural concern for Mills women. The first step is becoming aware ourselves and making others aware of what’s being done to our girls. Nola’s talk is sponsored by Workers of Faith, Fem Dems and the Econ Club.