Minneapolis, MN, May 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Several hundred local activists and concerned community members are expected to gather at the Lake and Marshall Bridge to show support for the over 200 girls kidnapped on April 16, 2014 in Nigeria.
The local groups organized under #BringBackOurGirlsTC. Tonight’s vigil/march is the first of several marches in the area that are calling for the safe return of the girls. Gathers are asked to wear red, bring a red candle and bring a hand bell.
Out of concern for the girls and their families, the names of the girls will not be read aloud. Instead we will light red candles and ring the bells for 2 minutes to call for the safe return of the girls.
Tonight’s vigil/march will feature speakers from the African immigrant community as well as local activists that are working to end the sexual exploitation of women and girl locally.
According to LaDonna Redmond, local social justice activist and lead organizer of the #BringBackOurGirlsTC vigil/march “If they can kidnap Girls in Nigeria, they can kidnap girls in North Minneapolis. We must speak out to make sure that the girls in Nigeria are returned and that it must never happen again.”
The #BringBackOurGirlsTC vigil/march will start at the Marshall Street Bridge beginning at 6pm until 8pm - Friday May 9th.
For more information: call LaDonna Redmond at 612-807-8134 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org