DETROIT (WXYZ) - About three weeks ago, more than 250 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped from a school within the country. The #BringBackOurGirls - Detroit Coalition is having an event supporting the families of the kidnapped girls Saturday.
The rally starts at 3 p.m., and is taking place at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Detroit Alumnae Chapter headquarters. The DSTDFI headquarters are located at 24760 West Seven Mile Road, at Grand River in Detroit.
Advocates from different organizations will speak on how Detroiters can act to address the plight of the girls and others who are in peril.
Speakers for the event include Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP; Akua Budu-Watkins, from Shrines of the Black Madonna; Alicia Nails, director of the Wayne State University Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and Kim Trent, from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
“So many like-minded Detroiters have been in conversation, sharing our grief and disbelief that this is happening right now to these precious girls,” Trent said. “We knew that it was time for collective action to voice our outrage at the horror of this present-day mass enslavement.”
The event starts at 3 p.m. and is free and open to all.