For three weeks now, over 250 Nigerian school girls have been kidnapped, and protesters are rallying around the country. According to Channel 7 Action News, the Delta Sigma Theta sorority will host a rally on Sat., May 10. The Rev. Wendall Anthony will be a guest speaker at the rally which will be held on 7 Mile Road in Detroit.
Protesters gathered calling for the release of a group of abducted Nigerian school girls outside Nigeria House on Friday in London, England. 276 school girls were abducted from their boarding school three weeks ago in the town of Chibok in north-eastern Borno, state in Nigeria. The abductions have sparked protests around the world calling for the release of the girls who are being held by the militant group Boko Haram.
The nationally recognized African American sorority has banned together to support the families and cause to bring the girls back home. Delta Sigma Theta provides support to the community in many ways. The sorority hosts numerous community efforts such as: tutoring for school-aged children, scholarships for college students and other cultural events for the community.
During this Mother's Day weekend, what better time is there to support a worthy cause such as bringing daughters home. While some may be planning events for Saturday, send up a prayer or make a phone call to support the sorority. The weather forecast promises to be a beautiful day, and for an important cause.
The "Bring Our Girls Back" rally starts at 3 p.m., and is taking place at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Detroit Alumnae Chapter headquarters. The DSTDFI headquarters are located at 24760 West Seven Mile Road, at Grand River in Detroit. Marcia A. Jackson is the president.