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Boundless Energy: Emmanuel Jal in Dallas – We Want Peace

Emmanuel Jal is an outstanding example of resiliency and the power of the human spirit.

Story, photos and video by Icarus Blake

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It all started with a famous boat, the PLASTIKI, waking up one morning at its dock in San Francisco and deciding to travel to Dallas by land… With a little help from its owner, David de Rothschild, and two visionary benefactors, Hunter and Stephanie Hunt… it eventually made it there. But this is another story that we are going to tell in our new issue on Friday. Today’s story is about Emmanuel Jal, who also made his way to Dallas to receive the 2013 Humanity Award at the Engineering & Humanity Week. Emmanuel Jal is an outstanding example of resiliency and the power of the human spirit. Born in South Sudan, Emmanuelle found himself unwillingly fighting in the ranks of the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army) during the Sudanese Civil War. He was only 8 years old. At age 11, a British Aid worker, smuggled him into Kenya where he attended school and lived in the slums of Nairobi. With the help of friends along the way, he got involved in music and today he is an internationally recognized singer and composer. Through his music, Emmanuel tells his story and sings a message of hope and peace. We shot this video at the E&H Awards event in Dallas. It’s uncut and the sound is not perfect. However, the positive energy of this splendid human being is boundless and captivating. We thought you had to take a peak.
http://www.we-want-peace.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Jal
http://www.emmanuel-jal.webs.com/
https://twitter.com/EmmanuelJAL
https://www.facebook.com/EmmanuelJal
www.theplastiki.com
www.EandHweek.org

 

One Response to “Boundless Energy: Emmanuel Jal in Dallas – We Want Peace”

  1. Gaya Holmes says:

    I heard about this guy. He is high with spirit.