A Week for Peace with Emmanuel Jal
For more information and to RSVP, please visit the individual event pages linked below:
October 21 - Emmanuel Jal: A Concert for Peace *Registration Requred
October 22 - Emmanuel Jal: A Conversation on Human Rights *Registration Required
October 22 - Emmanuel Jal: Music, Movement, and Self-Empowerment *Registration Required
October 24 - Boston Healing
October 25 - Reflections on Peace
A Week For Peace with Emmanuel Jal is presented by Northeastern Students4Giving and the Humanities Center, and is sponsored by Human Services Program, University Honors Program, Northeastern Center for the Arts, Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service, School of Law/Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute, and Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, with thanks to the Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust.
Learn more about Emmanuel Jal:
Emmanuel Jal, a world-renowned hip hop artist and an inspirational ex-child soldier, is visiting Northeastern to promote peace. At the age of 7, Jal was recruited by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army to become a child soldier. He was among a handful of children who survived a months-long escape through the desert during which many companions succumbed to starvation and cannibalism. He is now a global hip hop star, author, actor, political activist, and humanitarian who uses music to promote peace and human rights. His We Want Peace campaign launched with a video featuring Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keyes, Ringo Starr, George Clooney, and Kofi Annan. His TED talk provides a glimpse of what Northeastern students experienced when he was here in December 2012. Jal’s visit is part of NS4G’s Social Impact Lecture Series.
Library Resource Page about Emmanuel Jal:
Need to do research on or are interested in learning more about Emmanuel Jal? Visit the resource page compiled by the Northeastern University Library to find articles about Emmanuel Jal, child soldiers, Sudan, human rights, and more!: http://subjectguides.lib.neu.edu/weekforpeace