AfricaNow! October 4, 2017
Topics and Guests: Youth Movement for Social Change in the DRC and the U.S.
Topics and Guests: The theme of WPFW's Fall Fund Drive is 1960 What??: Civil Unrest in America 50 Years Later thus today AfricaNow! is focusing on the youth movement for social change in the DRC and the U.S. The show begins with the youth movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have been at the forefront for years in agitating for positive change in the country and beyond. As AfricaNow! has reported in the past, the youth movement in the DRC has been particularly active against the constant attempts by the government of Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond its constitutional term. The Kabila government in the DRC has responded against the youth movement with repressive measures. Joining the show to discuss the plight of youth movement in the DRC in the context of the political situation in the country is Mr. Kambale Musavuli. Mr. Kambale Musavuli, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and one of the leading political and cultural Congolese voices, is a human rights advocate, Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo. He has written for The Washington Post, Foreign Policy in Focus, The Huffington Post and numerous other academic and news publications. He has been interviewed on National Public Radio, Democracy Now, ABC News, Al Jazeera English Television, Radio France International and a myriad of radio and television programs. He has been featured in documentaries such as Iara Lee’s “Cultures of Resistance,” Martin Scorsese’s “Surviving Progress,” and the film “Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth.”
Continuing AfricaNow!'s focus on the youth movement for social change in the DRC and the U.S., the show spotlights a young student who in school and beyond is trying to make a better world. Ten-year old Madison McCauley of Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School recently participated and become the first female to cross the finish line at WPFW’s Dick Gregory Walk for Wellness.
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