May 22, 2009

SBS Dateline on LaVena Johnson

Drumbeats from Philip Barron let us know that the story of Pfc. LaVena Johnson is being told on Australian network television this month. A news magazine show, SBS Dateline, brings its focus to the controversial death of Pfc. LaVena Johnson and the issue of sexual assault in the US military.

The feature, “Dark Secrets,” is scheduled to air on May 29, but a preview is available now to watch online. The preview shares some heart-wrenching comments from LaVena's parents. Please let me know if you find the complete airing of the segment someplace online.

The prayers of our entire village are with Pfc. Johnson's family.


MacDaddy said...

Thanks, Villager, for helping to keep this issue alive. I've posted on this case and its implications many times as well over at daddBstrong. And I'm looking forward to seeing this piece. Thanks again.

Villager said...

MacDaddy - LaVena's family and memory deserve our attention. It is worth noting that this documentary is being done in Australia ... not here in America. The afrosphere needs to continue to raise our voices for Pfc. LaVena Johnson. The military did her wrong...