Read and listen to interview excerpts from WNYC's Brooke Gladstone and Nicholas Kristof.
Medical student Leana Wen reflects on the meeting with General Laurent Nkunda, a guerrilla leader in the eastern Congo. This post was originally published on June 21, 2007 in the New York Times blog Two for the Road: In Africa with Nick Kristof.
High school teacher Will Okun describes the difficulties and violence many encounter living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This post was originally published in the New York Times blog Two for the Road: In Africa with Nick Kristof.
Reporter Jeffrey Gettleman details the battles between local militias and villagers in the Eastern Congo.
Use these activities to help students reflect on the themes in Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Day poem and consider how their unique experiences and voices can help America “forge a union with purpose.”