Miami-Dade County

Human trafficking town hall to feature some survivors of Boko Haram kidnapping

Miami Herald Staff


Survivors of the Boko Haram kidnapping are holding town halls in Miami to discuss child trafficking on Sunday and Monday.

The 2014 abduction of 276 girls by Boko Haram militants made international headlines, as did the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign. The girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok and 218 remain hostages.

On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson and former Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson will host a 3 p.m. brunch at Morgan’s Restaurant with the survivors, Miami community leaders and mothers. Tickets are $40.

A town hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts will be held Monday at 8:30 a.m. Panelists include Rep. Wilson, Emmanual Ogebe, an international human rights lawyer and chairman of the International Press Institute John Yearwood, a former Miami Herald world editor.

A few free tickets for the town hall are available through the Arsht Center box office at 305-949-6722.