2014 Archives

‘Night of Solidarity’ for abducted Nigerian girls
and trafficked, abused women

Event set for Tuesday, May 20, in SMU's Perkins Chapel

May 19, 2014

Night of SolidarityDALLAS (SMU) — With the fate of 276 abducted Nigerian school girls hanging in the balance, faith leaders, human rights advocates and a Nigerian-American attorney will gather with those concerned about trafficked, abused women and girls for a “Night of Solidarity” at SMU Tuesday, May 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Perkins Chapel.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by SMU Perkins School of TheologyBrite Divinity School of Fort Worth and Friendship-West Baptist Church of Dallas.

Participants include SMU Perkins Theology Professor and Associate Dean Evelyn Parker; Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program; Keri Day, Assistant Professor of Theological and Social Ethics and Director of Black Church Studies Program at Brite Divinity School; Nigerian-American attorney Kelechi Ohanaja; Rev. Irie Session, senior pastor of Warren Avenue Christian Church; and Danielle Ayers, minister of justice at Friendship-West Baptist Church.

What: Night of Solidarity” to raise awareness about trafficked and abused women and girls around the world


Tuesday, May 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Perkins Chapel, 6001 Bishop Blvd., on the SMU campus
Cost: Free and open to the public
More Info: Tele. 972-228-5200, ext. 330

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