January 2016 | EVENTS
352 17th Street
How long has this event been in Oakland? This showing launches the Eliza’s Pearl Performance Series for Women of Color
52 Letters is a one-woman poetic stage play, written and performed by Oakland Native Regina Y. Evans, which brings awareness to the issue of sex trafficking in America. Additionally, there will be a panel and community discussion following the presentation.
Q. What was the inspiration behind the event?
Regina’s Door is a social enterprise vintage boutique which supports survivors of sex trafficking, in partnership with the anti-trafficking organization, Love Never Fails. I cannot think of a more appropriate space to perform a play which bring awareness to this blistering social justice issue.
Q. Tell us in one sentence why attendees love the event.
People want to join in the fight against trafficking. The play will provide them with information on human trafficking and the follow up discussion will provide them with accessible solutions.
Q. What’s the best thing about holding the event in Oakland?
Oakland is the number one spot in America for underage sex trafficking. The play brings about awareness. Awareness leads to action. Action results in saving a beautiful soul out of the clutches of the evil known as slavery.
Q. Does your event partner with local businesses in Oakland?
Regina’s Door is the sponsoring business.
Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that makes it the best place for your event?
People with hearts of compassion and a spirit for social justice.
Q. What is the one thing you want everyone to know about this event?
Come with a compassionate and open heart. For the sake of love. For the sake of the sex trafficked beloveds.