In Washington, D.C. this week, Saa*, an 18-year old student, will recount her recent escape from the Boko Haram. Saa is part of the group of 300 schoolgirls who drew worldwide headlines when they were abducted by the Islamic terrorist group. This will be the first public appearance by any of those girls in the United States.
International human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe recently concluded a one-month investigation into the suspected use of the Christian schoolgirls by Boko Haram in the rash of suicide bombings by young females reported this summer. Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, will moderate a panel with Saa and Ogebe to discuss the ongoing violence of Boko Haram. (*Real name withheld.)
Friday, September 19, 12:00-1:00 pm