India Arie To Participate in BET Special ‘Stolen Innocence: Your Daughters Are Our Daughters’

BET Networks in association with Arise TV will be premiering a BET News Special titled "Stolen Innocence: Your Daughters Are Our Daughters."

Slated to premiere Friday, May 23 at 7PM ET/PT on BET and Saturday, May 24 at 10 PM ET/ 7 PM PT on CENTRIC, the special will be moderated by Lola Ogunnaike and Marc Lamont Hill.

"The one-hour community town hall forum will focus on the recent kidnappings of nearly 300 Nigerian school girls, the global response to this crisis and the rising exploitation of children around the world," reports BET.

R&B/soul singer India Arie is among those who participated in the Town Hall discussion.

"The town hall special will expand the conversation past the current headlines of the Nigerian kidnappings and explore how the human trafficking crisis is affecting our communities on a global scale and its ties to many cities in the United States, including Atlanta," reports BET.

Panelists include Nicole Ari Parker (Actress and Activist), Tasha Smith (Actress and Activist), Ony Nwaohuocha (Attorney and Journalist), Emelia Orubele (President/CEO American Nigerian International Chamber of Commerce), Omoyele Sowore (Journalist), Temeka Weatherly (Director at Wellspring Living), Leah Albright-Byrd (Survivor and Founder of Bridget's Dream).

Additional participants in the town hall include Dr. Bernice King (Minister) and India.Arie (Singer, Activist). Arise TV reporter Charles Aniagolu will be on the ground in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, to provide an update on the recent kidnappings.

"Stolen Innocence: Your Daughters Are Our Daughters" airs Friday night on BET and Saturday night on Centric.