Some of you may remember the collaborative efforts of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign over a year ago. If your memory serves you correctly the issue took over social media and the event made it’s way to the White House and even received participation from First Lady Michelle Obama. As you can see from the picture she posted on her Twitter account (shown below).
We all prayed and posted about #BringBackOurGirls until the next big crisis or trending hashtag stole our attention. Recently, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson not only brought this issue back to the forefront but also sent out a call to action stating the following on August 27,2015:
“Today, we mark a sad milestone: 500 days have passed since Boko Haram abducted nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms in the dark of night; 219 girls are still missing. I ask America to join me in creating a Twitter storm to commemorate the 500 days of mystery surrounding the missing Chibok schoolgirls. Tweet messages of hope and peace. Tweet prayers and blessings for the families and words of consolation for everyone involved. Tweet all day long. Tweet whenever you think about it. Tweet, tweet, tweet. The more we tweet the more pressure there will be to return the girls to safety. During my first visit to Nigeria last June, I was inspired by the “Bring Back Our Girls” movement and the courage displayed by the activists and the girls’ families, who have spent 500 days making sure their girls are not forgotten. Their constancy and faith have been galvanizing. That is why I promised to lead the effort to #BringBackOurGirls in the United States.”
Read more of Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson call to action here.
Did you forget about #BringBackOurGirls?