NEWS

May 20, 2014

BET Special For #OurDaughters Airs May 23. Panelists: Nicole Ari Parker, Tasha Smith, Ony Nwaohuocha and More

#OurDaughters panelists
New York, N.Y., May 20, 2014 – The sexual exploitation of children has become the third largest money generator for organized crimes, exceeding the sale of illegal firearms and drugs.* BET Networks in association with Arise TV will address this global issue in the BET News Special “STOLEN INNOCENCE: YOUR DAUGHTERS ARE OUR DAUGHTERS” premiering Friday, May 23 at 7PM ET/PT on BET and Saturday, May 24 at 10 PM ET/ 7 PM PT on CENTRIC. Moderated by Lola Ogunnaike and Marc Lamont Hill, the one-hour community town hall forum will focus on the recent kidnappings of nearly 300 Nigerian school girls, the global response to this crisis and the rising exploitation of children around the world.

Taped Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia at Turner Studios, the town hall special will expand the conversation past the current headlines of the Nigerian kidnappings and explore how the human trafficking crisis is affecting communities on a global scale and its ties to many cities in the United States, including Atlanta. Panelists include Nicole Ari Parker (Actress and Activist), Tasha Smith (Actress and Activist), Ony Nwaohuocha (Attorney and Journalist), Emelia Orubele (President/CEO American Nigerian International Chamber of Commerce), Omoyele Sowore (Journalist), Temeka Weatherly (Director at Wellspring Living), Leah Albright-Byrd (Survivor and Founder of Bridget’s Dream). Additional participants in the town hall include Dr. Bernice King (Minister) and India.Arie (Singer, Activist). Arise TV reporter Charles Aniagolu will be on the ground in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, to provide an update on the recent kidnappings.

For more information go to http://www.bet.com/news/global/2014/05/20/bet-news-presents-stolen-innocence-your-daughters-are-our-daughters.html. Join the conversation on twitter by using the hashtag #OurDaughters.



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