Dallas, Texas (May 8, 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 North Texas organizations, community activists and volunteers will join SISTAWorks, Inc., a global nonprofit organization 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 on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Dallas City Hall Plaza located at 1500 Marilla Street from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“My vision is that this Mother’s Day rally will show the world that the City of Dallas is standing united with the Nigerian mothers who impatiently wait for the return of their young daughters,” said Rachel Roberts-Pickett, event organizer and local SISTAWorks board member. “As a mother, I can only imagine the heartache these mothers are experiencing and feel connected to both the mothers and daughters just as if they were my own neighbors or close friends. This is an amazing way to show a mother’s love by standing in solidarity and supporting of our Nigerian sisters.”
The “Bring Back Our Girls- Mother’s Day Peace and Prayer Rally” will feature speakers including Linda Anuku and Augusta Ekong, Nigerian community activists; Dr. Sheron Patterson, UMC Clergywoman; Julia Hayes, Dallas County Judge; Cathy Moffitt, founder of Heartfelt International Ministries; Anne Marie Weiss-Armush, president and founder of DFW International Community Alliance and Hadi Jawal, member of the Dallas Peace Center. There will also be a showcase of African dance, cultural music and spoken word poetry. Supporters are encouraged to wear red clothing to the rally as a symbol of unity. To obtain additional information or assist in rally preparations, please visit us on Facebook at Bring Back Our Girls Dallas Mother's Day Peace and Prayer Rally.
Some supporters of the “Bring Back Our Girls- Mother’s Day Peace and Prayer Rally” include SISTAWorks, Inc., Organization of Nigerian Nationals (ONN), Dallas NAACP Branch, the Dallas Peace Center, African American Museum of Dallas, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, HeartSpace Spiritual Center, Tiffaney Dale Agency, LolaDawn, Inc., Centerpointe Hotels, the Q Network, Dynasty 2000 Fundraising & Philanthropy, DFW International Community Alliance, DallasBlack.com, South Dallas Cultural Center, Heartfelt International Ministries, Inc., the United Methodist Church of North Texas and Nappy Hair Affair.