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CURRENT EVENT | DECEMBER 7, 2021

Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Convicted

Three men in Brunswick, Georgia, were found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery, a Black man, was chased by the men in a pickup truck while he was jogging through a primarily white neighborhood, where they cornered him and then shot and killed him. The men were not charged with a crime until months later, after a cellphone video was released. The incident sparked outrage and prompted protests over racially motivated violence. A nearly all-white jury decided the case. Listen to the voices of community members and leaders as they react to the jury’s guilty verdict.

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Story Length: 4:04

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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