#BringBackOurGirls Week 3

Action begins now.  Tonight was the first time I was involved in hosting a Twitter Chat.  We had less than 48 hours to plan. I too am experiencing the outrage and frustration as the world watches a seemingly non-existent kidnapping rescue effort almost a month in the making in the northern area of Nigeria continue to fail.  My social media soldier in sisterhood, Marie Roker-Jones of @RaisingGreatMen, found an incredibly informative guest, Nigerian activist Ijeoma Ogwuegbu-Uduma @IjeomaOgud with whom to start a dialogue.  We learned so much and discovered the many areas where Nigerians feel their hands are tied.  We may have spent tonight uncovering information and we made a large social media imprint with our #BringBackOurGirls #SaveOurFuture communities. It's not a rescue. But I just know I have to do...something.  Anything.while these childrens lives are in turmoil. Although slow to gain recognition, the tragic circumstance of these young girls, who were at once filled with hope and innocence, has now gripped the global community. Kidnapping almost 300 schoolgirls in mid-April after killing 29 schoolboys a couple of months before does not give terrorists power. These crimes weaken nations and enrage the world. This is not a fight easily won on either side. On top of it, one by one the terrorists are potentially killing every soul they torture.  And for this, I am heartbroken.  It is only primarily through educationa basic human right these terrorists fearthat both child victims and the child soldiers who terrorize them will have a chance at peace.   

Twitter Chat 050814
Here is our initial report from our Twitter Chat. We had over 530,000 imprints with more than 77,000 reach. This will grow as we double hashtag the Nigeria situation as both#SaveOurFuture #BringBackOurGirls (#SaveOurFuture distinguishes our conversation from the other #BringBackOurGirls social media activists). Drums keep drummin'!!! Let's do this!

Here is our initial report from our Twitter Chat. We had over 530,000 imprints with more than 77,000 reach. This will grow as we double hashtag the Nigeria situation as both#SaveOurFuture #BringBackOurGirls (#SaveOurFuture distinguishes our conversation from the other #BringBackOurGirls social media activists). Drums keep drummin'!!! Let's do this!