The ESLC is the proud to partner with the Global Community Summit as they welcome Emmanuel Jal to Salt Lake City this month.
What is the Global Community Summit? A small group of advocates, hosted through the English Skills Learning Center are offering a series of events called the Global Community Summit. The Global Community Summit’s mission is to address global issues that impact Utah. The vision of the summit is to create awareness of global issues, expand volunteerism through community involvement, increase educational opportunities to refugees and immigrants, and foster hope of the future to refugee and immigrant youth. The 2014 global topic is education.
The Global Community Summit has invited Emmanuel Jal, a child soldier, refugee, Hip Hop artist, writer and documentarian of the story War Child, and human rights activist to join us in these events. He and his management have agreed to visit Utah March 27th - March 29th, 2014. While he is here, he will participate in a youth spoken word performance, be the keynote speaker in a series of talks, attend a VIP meet & greet / Tour of the Wasatch Front, and perform his We Want Peace concert. Interested in learn more about him now? Check out Jal’s We Want Peace music video which can be found at We Want Peace.
The following events, with the exception of the concert, are free and open to the public. However the cost of the tickets and any donations received will support educational opportunities including GED/High School completion, non-traditional scholarship for refugees and immigrants in Utah who experienced war, genocide, and social injustices, vocational training, certifications, higher education, adult English language learner programs, and increasing educational access in South Sudan.
One World Utah- Celebration of Utah’s diverse community featuring guest speakers, performances, music, and refreshments.
Sponsored by: Utah Office of Multicultural Affairs
Evening of Dialogue feat. Emmanuel Jal; Additional speakers include Kim Buhler & Pam Perlich @ Rowland Hall Middle School.
Sponsored by: Rowland Hall St. Marks School & Utah Division of Arts and Museums
We Want Peace Benefit Concert headlined by Emmanuel Jal; Opening acts: Yung Amazing, BodyMic, Scenic Byway,The Tribe of I @ Viridian Event Center.
Sponsored by: Revolution United & Salt Lake County Library Services
All of these public events engage all aspects of our community to participate in thoughtful dialogue and active listening to challenges traditional thinking, stimulates questions, and depends the understanding of how the lack of educational opportunities in the world impacts integration and self-sufficiency for refugees and immigrants in Utah, and thus all of us in Utah.
We are very excited Jal is coming to Utah and bringing global attention to this issue. It is important for our refugee and immigrant community members, especially the youth, to recognize the importance of accessing educational opportunities, and help our mainstream community understand how genocide, war, and the lack of education impacts our local community.
We are looking forward to seeing you, your family, and friends at one or more of the events.