Emmanuel Jal - International Hip-hop Star and Ex-Child Solider
Sponsored by WSU Theme Semester and the Dennis Brutus/Merrill Goldwyn Center for the Study of Human Rights.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EST)
In the war-torn region of Southern Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of a child solider. Through unbelievable struggles, Emmanuel managed to survive and emerge as a world-famous recording artist with a hit record under his belt. Called an artist "with the potential of a young Bob Marley" by Peter Gabriel, he has performed at Live 8 and Nelson Mandela's 90th b-day concert. His music can be heard in major motion pictures, TV, and he's been featured in major outlets like TIME, USA Today, NPR, CNN, MTV, & the BBC. Emmanuel is also a spokesperson for Amnesty International and Oxfam, and created the charitable foundation, Gua Africa....
and he's speaking at Worcester State University!!! Free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP through this invite or call the WSU Center for the Study of Human Rights at 508-929-8871 to reserve a seat.
Come hear Jal's message of hope.