Sudanese Civil War refugee addresses students at Ann Richards Middle School (video)


Students at Ann Richards Middle School recently had the privilege of hearing from Angelo Baak, a refugee of the Sudanese Civil War.

Baak told students about his struggles and how he survived the war as a teenager. The Sudanese Civil War lasted for 22 years and resulted the death of approximately 2 million people.

Emily Barksdale, a social studies teacher at Ann Richards Middle School, invited Baak as a guest speaker.

“I think this allows students to put themselves in someone else’s shoes and relate to some of the hardships and struggles that someone 6,000 miles away has gone through,” she said.

Learn more in the above video.

Please note: Dallas ISD recently made it easier for staff and students to access Youtube for professional and academic purposes. Here is how to view the above Youtube video: Staff signed into YouTube with their Google login (district email and EAD password) will have unrestricted access to YouTube. Staff signed into Chrome browser or a Chrome device will not be required to enter credentials for YouTube again, but may need to click the sign in button in the top right corner of the YouTube page to gain unrestricted access.