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Apr 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Emmanuel Jal, From War Child to Global Citizen


Eleanor Roosevelt College is pleased to invite you to a special evening featuring Emmanuel Jal, an internationally recognized hip-hop musician, former child soldier turned activist and entrepreneur as he shares his story and music.

Jal was born into the life of a child solider in the early 1980s in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. He recorded his wrenching hardships in his autobiography, War Child: A Child Soldier’s Story (2009), a moving account of his years as a child solder and growing prominence as a musician. A star in world music today, Jal has achieved worldwide acclaim for his unique style of African hip-hop, vibrant performances and a powerful message of peace, reconciliation and hope.

Join us for an evening of storytelling and live hip-hop as Jal calls upon all of us to engage with our world and become global citizens through scholarship, leadership and service.

This experience is part of a year-long series of celebrations to recognize Eleanor Roosevelt College’s 30th Anniversary.

For more information about the artist click on the following links:

Event Website

Date and Time

Apr 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm


Price Center, East Ballroom

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Apr 10, 2018. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee



Burcu Tanyeri


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

Eleanor Roosevelt College, Provost Office

Event Category

Concerts, Performances and Exhibitions