Monday, May 12, 2014

Drums Across Brooklyn: Vigil for Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Photo: MK Metz.
The drumming sound you might have heard across Downtown Brooklyn Sunday night was part of a candlelight vigil and drum circle for the roughly 300 kidnapped Nigerial schoolgirls.

The Borough Hall vigil was sponsored by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Applause Africa. A large number of religious leaders, elected officials and activists spoke of the outrageous abduction carried out by a group called Boko Haram, which doesn't believe girls should be educated.

BP Eric Adams said the maltreatment and enslavement of girls and women is not just a Nigerian problem, but a worldwide problem.

Dr. Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome, Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College (shown above) said, “We are heartbroken. Those girls have to be reunited with their families."

More at the Brooklyn Eagle.

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