BET Networks, in association with Arise TV (an emerging 24-hour news and entertainment channel with broadcast hubs in London, New York, Johannesburg and Lagos) will address the global sexual exploitation of children, focusing especially on the recent kidnappings of nearly 300 school girls in Nigeria, the global response to this crisis and the rising exploitation of children around the world, in the BET News Special “Stolen Innocence: Your Daughters Are Our Daughters,” premiering this Friday, May 23 at 7PM ET/PT on BET, and Saturday, May 24 at 10PM ET/ 7PM PT on CENTRIC.
Further, the special will expand the conversation past the current headlines of the Nigerian kidnappings and explore how the human trafficking crisis is affecting our communities on a global scale, and its ties to many cities in the United States, including Atlanta.
The one-hour community town hall forum will be moderated by Lola Ogunnaike and Marc Lamont Hill.
Panelists include Nicole Ari Parker, Tasha Smith, Ony Nwaohuocha (Attorney and Journalist), Emelia Orubele (President/CEO American Nigerian International Chamber of Commerce), Omoyele Sowore (Journalist), Temeka Weatherly (Director at Wellspring Living), and Leah Albright-Byrd (Survivor and Founder of Bridget’s Dream).
Additional participants in the town hall include Dr. Bernice King and India.Arie.
Arise TV reporter Charles Aniagolu will be on the ground in Abuja, to provide updates on the recent kidnappings.
For more information go to BET.com/OurDaughters.