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(Past) Emmanuel Jal: From War Child to Activist

  • Old Post Office 12 Water Street South Cambridge, ON, N1R 3C5 Canada (map)

On Monday, June 17, Idea Exchange will be hosting a World Refugee Day event featuring an information fair for organizations that support refugees, a panel discussion, a gallery tour and in the evening, a keynote speaker, Emmanuel Jal.

Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel started his life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan in the early 1980s. He was eventually rescued by a British aid worker Emma McCune and smuggled to Kenya where he overcame a huge number of struggles to become a successful and acclaimed recording artist and peace ambassador.

Drawing on his personal experiences and background, he speaks and performs with a strong message of reconciliation and peace, and has addressed the UN, US Congress, the Carter Centre and the very highest level of several governments. Jal’s vision is to share his experiences for social emotional learning through the Arts Business and Philanthropy, in order to create a higher state of conscious global awakening.

Join us as we learn from Emmanuel’s compelling journey from war child to activist, and perhaps becoming inspired to action ourselves.


Information Fair: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Panel Discussion: 3:00 - 4:00pm

Gallery Tour: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Emmanuel Jal: 7:30 - 9:00pm


Ages 18+


Online: Please note an email address is required for online registration.

By phone: 226.533.2767

In person: Visit any Idea Exchange location to register.




For more information, call 226.533.2767 or ask us online.