Oakland playwright offers hope for survivors of trafficking

Regina Evans offers entertainment and empowerment as a performer and businesswoman.

Regina Evans is a Bay Area entrepreneur, performer and playwright.

Her fashion boutique in downtown Oakland, called Regina’s Door, acts as a workplace development opportunity for local survivors of sex trafficking. Her play, “52 Letters,” communicates the harsh realities of human trafficking and the inherent value of humanity. Evans also works with the nonprofit Love Never Fails and has helped to develop a curriculum for local middle school students to protect themselves against trafficking.

Human trafficking occurred in all 50 states in 2014, and there are an estimated 27 million victims worldwide, according the the Polaris Project.

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Travis is a strategist and wordsmith that graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in mathematics. He was a part of the UNL Drone Journalism Lab in its first year of existence and worked as a photographer for the Nebraska Athletic Department. The intersection of media, technology and human rights is Travis' primary interest, especially within the realm of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. In his spare time, he loves to play sports, make music and learn about other cultures.

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