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From Child Soldier to Peace Activist

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Emmanuel Jal started his life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan in the early 1980s. He was eventually rescued by a British aid worker Emma McCune and smuggled to Kenya where he overcame a huge number of struggles to become a successful and acclaimed recording artist and peace ambassador. He now lives in Toronto, Canada.

Emmanuel has released six award nominated studio albums. He has collaborated and performed alongside artists such as Lauryn Hill, Xavier Rudd, Peter Gabriel, Nelly Furtado, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Joss Stone, Ed Sheeran, Nile Rodgers and Alicia Keys.

Drawing on his personal experiences and background, he speaks and performs with a strong message of reconciliation and peace, and has addressed the UN, US Congress, the Carter Centre and the very highest level of several governments.

In 2008 a full-length documentary on his life was released. The film, Warchild, won prestigious film festival awards worldwide. In the same year, his autobiography, also called Warchild, was published by Little Brown.

You can learn more about Emmanuel Jal here.

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Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.hinckley.utah.edu/calendar/2019/9/24/from-child-soldier-to-peace-activist

Organizer

Hinckley Institute of Politics
Website:
http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/

Venue

Hinckley Caucus Room (GC 2018)
260 Central Campus Drive, Room 2018
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Phone:
801-581-8501
Website:
https://www.hinckley.utah.edu/