Topic and Guests: July 14 will mark 90 days since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria on the night of April 14-15 in Chibok, in Borno State, Nigeria. So far there has been very little positive news in resolving this crisis. Two weeks ago a teach-in about the situation occurred at Busboys and Poets. The teach-in was part of TransAfrica’s Cabral/Truth Circle in collaboration with the Nigerian Diaspora led organization Act4Accountability. The teach-in, entitled “#BringBackOurGirls: What Next”, was dedicated to the abduction of more than 300 women and girls in North Eastern Nigeria. The event put into cultural context the abduction and subsequent acts of violence occurred; the Nigerian Federal Government’s response; the effects on the West Africa region; and the Nigerian community future actions.
The panelists included: Ms. Omolola “Lola” Adele-Oso co-founder of Act4Accountability, an architect, community organizer, and organization development practitioner; Dr. Carl LeVan, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University; and Ms. Kah Walla, an activist for democracy and elected official from Cameroon and the leader of the Cameroon People's Party. Africa Now! host and TransAfrica'sPublic Outreach Director Mwiza Munthali was the moderator. Below is a portion of the event originally broadcast on Africa Now! on WPFW 89.3FM, Washington, DC. Tune into Africa Now! live on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or visit www.wpfwfm.org on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern). (Below is the link to TransAfrica’s Cabral/Truth Circle in collaboration with the Nigerian Diaspora led organization Act4Accountability---“#BringBackOurGirls: What Next”)