It is nearly 100 days since the 267 Nigerian school girls were kidnapped from their school dormitories.
They now live with the threat of being sold into slavery.
Except for the recent visit to Nigeria by Malala Yousafzai in support of the girls, recent press coverage of the situation has decreased.
Local groups however, have continued to raise awareness.
Manchester #BringBackOurGirls are holding a public event on Thursday July 17th from 7pm to 9pm. This will be #Day94.
Colette Williams one of the organisers of Bring Back Our Girls Manchester said “It seems as the whole world has forgotten that these girls are still at the hands of their abductors, in fact most people believe that they have been rescued and have been returned home. It is important that the plight of these girls is kept on the agenda and we need to keep up the call for their safe return.”
Deyika Nzeribe, also involved said “It’s important that an incident like the kidnap of nearly 300 girls does not get lost in the news cycle. Local support in Manchester and Liverpool has been great so far and the #Day 94 event will continue in that vein”
Amongst the contributors will be
Ade Arogundade – Chair of Manchester’s Nigerian Union
Olusegun Ayodele – Perspective on Nigeria past & present
Ms Bola Lydia Akinyemiju - President Nigerian Students Society, The University of Manchester
Liz Cameron – UNISON, speaking on Child Trafficking
Performers incl. Rejoice, Empress Asher, Venice & Lishon-Sam-Shanice
The evening will be hosted by acclaimed local poet and performer Chanje Kunda.
This is a free event but places are limited so please book places through Z-arts:
Box Office: 0161 232 6089
#BringBackOurGirls Manchester are grateful for the support of Sustained Theatre Up North and Z-arts in the development of this event.