Jal with Michael Embaie and Dr. Amal Madibbo (Department of Sociology), Tina Terwis (Sudanese community leader), and Fatma and Ahmed (UofC students and members of the Sudanese Calgarian Youth Association for Change (SCYAC)).
Students and faculty of the Department of Sociology supported and participated in the University of Calgary Consortium for Peace Studies’ 2013 Peace Prize Dinner which took place on March 2, 2013 in Calgary. The Peace Prize was awarded to Emmanuel Jal, a Sudanese-born who was forced to become a child soldier during Sudan’s civil war. Jal is now a renowned hip hop musician who promotes peace through his music and lyrics. The Prize Dinner’s audience included Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Professor Richard Sigurdson – the Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Calgary, and many other politicians and community members and leaders. The event demonstrated the University of Calgary, the City of Calgary, and Calgarians commitment to peace and justice worldwide.
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