Monday, November 22, 2010

The Sudanese Summit 2010...kicks off.

Rozan Ahmed, alongside Emmanuel Jal, Ger Duany, Valentino Achak Deng and more will be attending and speaking at the upcoming Sudanese Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23rd - 25th November 2010.

In light of the country's 9 January 2011 referendum, and Sudan's unfortunate position of possible war, the summit will focus primarily on peace building and empowerment of young Sudanese from across the country, through music and the arts. More in the advisory below:

''Africa’s diversity in music, the arts and culture remain some of our finest riches. Gifts to our community, and the rest of the world''

The Sudanese Summit: Celebrating Africa’s talent. Inspiring youth as peace ambassadors and drivers of change. 

NAIROBI 22 November 2010 – Emmanuel Jal, 3 fellow former child soldiers and a number of other high profile activists and writers cordially invite you to the first and monumental Sudanese Summit; a dynamic conference of music, film and dialogue to cultivate grassroots leadership amongst Sudanese young people.  

While celebrating the country's cultural diversity and talent, the summit will empower young people to bring peaceful change to Sudan through individual and collective action. It is a unique call to Sudanese youth across the country and the world, from some of Sudan's most influential diaspora. It is a call to unite, for future peace.

At the Summit, Emmanuel Jal, international music star and human rights activist, will launch the highly anticipated track We Want Peace, echoing the true sentiments of Sudan’s youth during the run up to the 9 January 2011 referendum in Southern Sudan. The single is inspired and driven by a multitude of the country's youth, most of whom grew up during the protracted civil war. 

As part of a wider campaign, We Want Peace appeals to Sudanese, regional and global leadership, to push for a peaceful election process and encourage a culture of brotherhood, positivity and peace.

WHAT: Sudanese Summit – Peace, Leadership, Change

WHERE: Louise Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

WHEN: Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 November, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Additional session: 
Inaugural Reception, Kifaru, Kanjata Road on Tuesday 23 November 2010, 6:00 p.m.

A full program, speakers' biographies and interviews are all available upon request.

For media accreditation, interview requests and other press related enquiries please contact:

Diana Awino
m: +254 736 836 041

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