"Green Friday” Seeks to Display Unity Against Boko Haram Using Social Media

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We Are 1ne initiates its "Green Friday," social media initiative in an effort to display global solidarity for unity, peace, and tolerance amongst religions, cultures, and nations, in response to the heinous actions of Boko Haram.

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Although Boko Haram is a relatively small group, they have become dangerously active, claiming an increasing number of innocent lives.

In the wake of atrocities committed by militant Islamic group Boko Haram, citizens of Nigeria, neighboring countries, Africa 2.0, and communities worldwide are calling for people to unite against criminalities done in the name of religion or intolerance by participating in "Green Friday." On Friday, January 23, 2015, participants are asked to display their solidarity by taking a selfie wearing the color green, and posing with the number one hand sign. Each person is then asked to share their selfie on social media using the hashtag "#GreenFriday."

"Green Friday" is a social media engagement focused on driving more awareness to the struggles of Africans, and to display a global consensus for need of support from the United States and other western powers within the region. "Government officials globally need to see that we can come together for the benefit of our Nigerian brothers and sisters. Intolerance and terrorist activities have got to be stopped everywhere," explains Mamadou Toure, Africa 2.0 Founder and Chairman. "Although Boko Haram is a relatively small group, they have become dangerously active, claiming an increasing number of innocent lives," he continues.

Founded by Africa 2.0 (http://Africa2point0.org), We Are 1ne continues to be a vehicle for international engagement around social and economic issues. As the organization works to promote the emergence of a world where access to nutrition, security, healthcare, education, knowledge, and freedom is recognized as a universal right, "Green Friday" looks to be on par with its goals.

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