Turning Towards The Hidden: Human Trafficking in Oakland

Tour curated by: Kendall Anderson

This tour is designed to educate participants on the prevalence of human trafficking in Oakland and beyond. Tour takers will learn about different spaces in Oakland that are related to human trafficking, and resources that are designed to help trafficking victims.

Locations for Tour

MISSEY (Motivating Inspiring Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth), is included in this tour because it is an important Oakland resource aimed at giving survivors of human trafficking a “home,” both in the physical sense and in the…

Alameda County has recently begun a campaign in partnership with Clear Channel Communities to raise awareness about human trafficking in the Bay Area. Billboards with bold lettering read, “They are Not ‘Johns’ they are Child Rapists,” or…

Regina Evans, an activist recently recognized by President Obama, has made it her mission to combat sex trafficking in Oakland. Evans, an Oakland resident and former trafficking victim, has been speaking out and performing a one-woman-show in order…

The Port of Oakland is arguably one of Oakland’s most historic symbols of infrastructure. The port was the first major port on the West Coast to build terminals for containerships, and was the second largest next to New York in size in the…

This pin may be a surprise to many tour takers. While human trafficking occurs in many Oakland locations, it is difficult and surprising to even consider that schools are a primary location for the recruitment of and trafficking of minors. …

The final destination on my tour is the Alameda County Family Justice Center, located in Oakland. This center is a one-stop shop for a multitude of different resources aimed at victims of human trafficking and victims of other forms of…