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State of the Chibok Girls: Marking Five Years Since Their Abduction

  • 2020 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
2-3 pm
2020 Rayburn House Office Building

Please join Congresswoman Wilson for a forum to mark the five-year anniversary of the Chibok girls’ kidnapping by Boko Haram.

On April 14, 2014, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in the North East Nigeria town of Chibok. Many of the girls have escaped or have been released but 112 remain missing.

Four of the Chibok girls who escaped are now participating in a college preparatory program at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. One of the students, Patience, will speak at Tuesday’s forum. She is very excited to share with all of you the hard work she is doing to build a bright future; discuss the importance of education, particularly for girls and women on the African continent; and to thank you for keeping hope alive for her and all of the Chibok girls. 

Patience will be joined by one of her professors, who also is Nigerian and has extensive experience working with people displaced by Boko Haram, and the president of Dickinson College, who is a former president of the American University of Nigeria.

The full speaker list for the event will be determined shortly.

I hope that you will be able to join us and thank you for your support!

For questions or to RSVP please email max.wolf-johnson@mail.house.gov.