Transracial Parenting is working with Sistaworks and Congo Square to organize a rally for the kidnapped Nigerian girls on Mother’s Day, May 11th.
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New Orleans Community Hosts “Bring Back our Girl’s Mother’s Day Peace and Prayer” Rally, Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM New Orleans, LA, May 7, 2014.
In a show of solidarity and support for the mothers of the abducted school girls in the Chibok Borno State region of Nigeria, a host of New Orleans’ organizations, community activists and volunteers will join SISTAWorks, Inc., a global nonprofit located in New Orleans and committed to empowering African girls and women through education and entrepreneurship for the “Bring Back Our Girls- Mother’s Day Peace and Prayer Rally. This unity event will take place at Armstrong Park’s Congo Square on Sunday, May 11, 2014, from 3:00-5:00 PM.
“My vision is that this Mother’s Day rally will show the world that New Orleans is standing united with the Nigerian mothers who impatiently wait for the return of their young daughters,” said E. Aminata Brown, event organizer and local SISTAWorks founder. “As a mother, I can only imagine the heartache that these mothers are experiencing. This is a time for us to come together to send a powerful message of support and solidarity with the women and girls in Nigeria, and those facing terrible injustices all around the world. These girls matter just as much any girl in this country,” explains Aminata Brown. The event is co-hosted by the Congo Square Preservation Society which advocates and organizes to preserve Congo Square culture, history and tradition. Executive Director Luther Gray, comments on their support for the rally, “We are appalled at the kidnapping of over 200 girls from their boarding school in Nigeria. We call for their immediate release and we stand in solidarity with all efforts to end this type of kidnapping on the African continent and everywhere around the world.”
The “Bring Back Our Girls – Mother’s Day Peace and Prayer Rally” will feature African drumming, prayer, song and poetry followed by a full-scale rally calling for peace and continued support for the return of the Chibok school girls. Supporters are encouraged to wear red and women are requested to wear head wraps. To obtain additional information or to assist in rally preparations, please visit our Facebook page at Bring Back Our Girls New Orleans Mother’s Day Peace and Prayer Rally in Congo Square.