Creatives are weighing in any way they can and in New York city on May 3. Finding Paola (Paola) of Fanmdjanm and LoveFola (FolaSade) of 1953 who both own headwrap lines, are coming together to organize a headwrap/gele wearing rally to bring awareness to the issue, an event tagged “Rock A Crown for #234″
234 female secondary school students were abducted from their boarding school by a group of people who are believed to be a part of the Boko Haram sect in Chibok, NorthEastern, Nigeria.
The girls (between 16 and 18-years-old) had literally just finished their final school exams and were rounded up at gunpoint. New reports are suggesting the missing were sold as brides to Islamist militants for 2,000 naira
This literally hit very close to home. I have young cousins both Christian and Muslim living in Nigeria who value their education. And to think that they can’t achieve the education they desire without worrying about their lives is quite baffling, shocking and heartbreaking … So this actually did hit home because I’m praying that this will never happen to my family members and praying for the families who are suffering at this very moment. WEAR YOUR CROWN WITH A PURPOSE || Please join us on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 in Union Square for a prayer and to bring awareness so that this situation can be given the right level of coverage in international media.
I will also be providing headwraps from the #1953Headwrap Collection. Wear your crown with a purpose! These 234 girls need to be found and returned to the safety of their families and homes. KINDLY SPREAD THE WORD!! #1953for234 #234#bringbackourgirls #rockacrownfor234#my234crown
#gelefor234 #1953#howiwearmycrown #wearyourcrownwithapurposeSigns and Posters are WELCOME!!
See you Saturday.
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