Join us for an exciting and lively lecture with Emmanuel Jal, a South Sudanese-Canadian artist, actor, former child soldier, and political activist. Jal travels around the world to spread his message of reconciliation and peace through music and inspirational talks. https://emmanueljal-warchild.eventbrite.com About Emmanuel Jal: In his early life, Emmanuel was recruited as a child soldier in war-torn Southern Sudan. After overcoming unbelievable challenges and escaping his situation, he went on to become a successful recording artist and peace ambassador.
Emmanuel's long list of accomplishments includes six awards nominated studio albums, co-starring in the film The Good Lie with Reese Witherspoon and involvement with a number of global charity organizations, including the British Council, the Child Soldiers Initiative, Amnesty International and Oxfam. In 2010, he released ‘We Want Peace’, part of a wider campaign of the same name that called for peace, protection, and justice for all of Sudan, as well as calling for an end to all conflicts that affect innocent people around the world. For his outstanding commitment to peacebuilding, he was awarded the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent 2018, Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Award 2017, Hero in the global campaign against violent extremism – UNESCO 2016, The Hunt Humanitarian Award, The Dresden Peace Prize and The Common Ground Award amongst others. Emmanuel is also the creator of Jal Gua, a gluten-free superfood powder An extremely resilient man, Emmanuel speaks and performs all around the world, delivering a message of hope and peace. He uses his past experiences and background to change lives and inspire youth all over the world who have become disengaged with education and society. Through all of his successes, Emmanuel’s greatest pride is his charity, Gua Africa, which supports those affected by war and poverty in South Sudan.
About the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series: UCCD has been a long-term member of the World Affairs Councils of America, and in 2006, UCCD began hosting Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series.This lecture series, in partnership with Westminster College, is designed to inform attendees about key foreign policy issues, to create a dialogue about timely topics, and to foster a globally savvy community.
The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is funded in part by The Price Family Foundation, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP), and the Salt Lake City Arts, Culture, and Events fund. Emmanuel Jal's lecture is also sponsored by the Barbara L. & Norman Tanner Center for Human Rights.
This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emmanuel-jal-story-of-a-war-child-tickets-68540419239
All ages are welcome but it is recommend ages 12+. Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. This lecture is held in building #4. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot C, as 1300 E is currently closed for construction.
UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls.