UM-Flint students to hold protest about missing Nigerian girls
FLINT (WJRT) -
(05/14/14) - In Mid-Michigan, Flint college students are getting involved in the hunt for hundreds of missing Nigerian girls.
Students at the University of Michigan-Flint are passionate about spreading the word and making people aware of the situation in Nigeria.
The African Student Association, along with the Black Student Union, are holding a protest march in Downtown Flint this Friday.
They want people to understand what's happening in Africa - and take a stand.
We sat down with a UM-Flint transfer student from Nigeria. She says just being aware of world events can make a big difference.
She wants people to understand that this isn't the first time something like this has happened in her home country.
"I really want people to walk away with the knowledge that such things happen in Africa, such things happen and they can participate and help by just being aware, knowing such and showing support does a lot for us," said Nubwa Gadzama.
If you want to be part of their protest, it starts at 1 p.m. Friday at the UM-Flint Pavilion.
They'll be marching in the downtown area. There will also be speakers at the end of the event.