Jal, Emmanuel

Emmanuel Jal was born in the Sudan on an unknown date in the early 1980s.  He went through a series of  struggles, including time spent as a child soldier in that nation’s civil war.  Emmanuel managed to survive that time, and after being rescued by an aid worker, he went on to build a life, first in the UK, and then in Canada.  In addition to his studies and emotional recovery, he emerged as a recording artist, achieving worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop with its message of peace and reconciliation.  Emmanuel has also branched out in other directions, as seen in his ideal of the accidental entrepreneur.
Emmanuel visited Crestwood in May 2017, when he spoke to the World Issues classes.  Crestwood students were moved by his words and performance, and we look forward to seeing him on a future occasion.