How to Scare a Predator: Neutering the Sex Industry One Buyer at a Time
Much of the advocacy and public health response to commercial sex and exploitation is focused on the victims, the majority of whom are female. But there is another way to address the issue, and that is to reduce demand by intervening with the pursuers of paid sex, a group almost entirely made up of men.
Boys in the Life
Nola Brantley is a sex trafficking survivor and advocate in California. Even though she primarily works with girls and young women, Brantley is concerned about another hidden demographic of trafficked children: boys and trans youth.
Hack the Hood Provides Tech Opportunities For Underrepresented Youth
Joseph Clark, a 25-year-old Oakland, California native, has always enjoyed figuring out how things work. “If I had any old radio system or any old computer, I’d try to break into them and try to reattach them,” Clark said.
Keeping Trauma-Informed Teachers in Oakland’s Schools
Last New Year’s Day, when 13-year-old Lee Weathersby III was shot and died in Oakland, Calif., nearly 200 of his middle school peers and teachers received therapy. In the Oakland Unified School District, Sandra Simmons’ job is to help coordinate that therapy on school campuses.