The televised special will explore the Nigerian girls' abduction as well as human trafficking in the United States.
On the heels of the global call to action in the search of nearly 300 teenage Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school in April, BET News presents Stolen Innocence: Your Daughters Are Our Daughters, an in-depth televised discussion led by Lola Ogunnaike of Arise TV and Marc Lamont Hill of BET News on Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on BET and Saturday, May 24 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Centric.
The one-hour town hall forum will focus on the human trafficking crisis that is hitting communities across the world. Panelists include actress Nicole Ari Parker, actress Tasha Smith, attorney Ony Nwaohuocha, President/CEO American Nigerian International Chamber of Commerce Emelia Orubele, journalist Omoyele Sowore, director at Wellspring Living Temeka Weatherly and founder of Bridget's Dream Leah Albright-Byrd.
The case hits home for Americans — in Georgia specifically — where the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, has been named for smuggling people into the world of human trafficking. In Atlanta, where Stolen Innocence was taped, human trafficking has reportedly become a $290 million business, according to the Urban Institute.
Watch a preview of Stolen Innocence: Your Daughters Are Our Daughters below, as actress Nicole Ari Parker speaks out on behalf of #OurDaughters and Tasha Smith shares her first sex trafficking experience. Take a peek at five clips from the show below.
Join BET News and the live studio audience as they join forces with Arise TV reporter Charles Aniagolu, who is on the ground in Nigeria, for a thought-provoking conversation. You can also join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #OurDaughters.
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