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Hip hop musician Emmanuel Jal awarded 2013 peace prize

Jal with Michael Embaie and Dr. Amal Madibbo, Tina Terwis (Sudanese community leader), and U of C students Fatma and Ahmed.

Emmanuel Jal, a Sudanese-born who was forced to become a child soldier during Sudan’s civil war, was awarded a peace prize at the University of Calgary's Consortium for Peace Studies’ 2013 Peace Prize Dinner.

Jal, now a renowned hip hop musician who promotes peace through his music and lyrics, was one of the many students and faculty of the Department of Sociology who participated in the consortium on March 2, 2013 in Calgary. 

The prize dinner’s audience included Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Professor Richard Sigurdson – Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Calgary, and many other politicians and community members and leaders. The event demonstrated the commitment to peace and justice by the University of Calgary and the City of Calgary.

Please click here for more pictures from the event.