#BlackLivesMatterToo #Baga
Join us as we march ARM-IN-ARM in solidarity through Manchester in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in tragedies neglected by the mainstream, to stand with all those affected by the hateful Boko Haram group, and to remind the world that @BlackLivesMatterToo!

 We will gather at St Peter Square and make our way to Piccadilly Gardens, where we will have our speakers.

This barbaric and horrific Baga attacks which took place between the 3rd and 7th of January 2015 have been underreported. A confirmed 150 people lost their lives, with an estimated number of over 2000 strewed bodies unaccounted for, and over 35,000 displaced by the violence of Boko Haram.

Boko Haram are a terrorist organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda, active in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. Governments are reported to have misreported/underestimated the numbers of victims in an attempt to downplay the threat of this organization, who have so far claimed over 7000 lives since 2009, and forced more than a million to flee.

In April 2014 Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls, the majority of which remain missing to this day -:http://bringbackourgirls.us/
Speakers include:

Aderonke Apata

Human Rights Activist, LGBTIQ Equality Advocate and Feminist. An unstoppable force in fighting for justice. she started the shutdown Yarl’s Wood campaign from inside Yarl’s Wood in 2012. In spite of terrible violence and human rights violations, chose to stand up not only for herself, but for others who have experienced injustice and continue to challenge the government and legal system that penalises the many LGBT refugees seeking asylum in the UK.

Winner of the Positive Role Model for LGBT National Diversity Awards 2014 and number 41 on the 101Independent Newspaper’s Rainbow list 2014 Most Influential LGBT people in UK.

Twitter handle is rock4_ronnie.https://www.facebook.com/ronke.bamidele.9/friends

Alfa Kuabo

A Cultural and Political Activist from Angola; also a video producer for different African TV stations in the UK such as Bentv, Mwangoletv and Soltv.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1UdNfdoJBA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijwkWOnmW4M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNCSxG2PnoU

 Prince Odunze O. Odunze

A film graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Happily married with 2 children a boy and a girl. A human right activist, a social critic and freedom campaigner. A visionary leader, motivational speaker, life coach, community organizer and serial entrepreneur.

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