2017 Desmond Tutu Fellowship Awarded to Emmanuel Jal

2017 Desmond Tutu Fellowship Awarded to Emmanuel Jal

Peace activist and former child soldier acclaimed with prestigious reconciliation award.

Author, musician, peace ambassador and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal will come to Australia this month to be awarded the 2017 Desmond Tutu Reconciliation Fellowship.

The Fellowship, which this year is focused on people’s displacement, promotes reconciliation by bringing global support to individuals engaged in local projects. It recognises Mr Jal’s global work in reconciliation as a displaced person from South Sudan. 

An established and accomplished musician and performer, Mr Jal is the architect of the We Want Peace campaign which helped attract international attention to the suffering in South Sudan through the 2011 independence process.

June Oscar Wins WA Local Hero in 2017 Australia Day Award

June Oscar Wins WA Local Hero in 2017 Australia Day Award


June Oscar AO, the current Desmond Tutu Reconciliation fellow, has won the Western Australia Local Hero award and was nominated as one of the 32 national finalists for 2017 Australian of the Year.

National Australia Day Council CEO, Chris Kirby, said the finalists were chosen from four award categories including educators, community volunteers, scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and humanitarians.

StreetCase Workshop at Lentil Thornbury 18 December

StreetCase Workshop at Lentil Thornbury 18 December

Do you like Street Art? Are you between 16 and 25?  Wanna learn new skills? Come and join us for a free one day workshop with established Melbourne street artists.

You will brainstorm ideas, discuss your artistic practice, learn new skills and make a StreetCase suitcase.

We'll take care of selling the suitcase, and then you'll get part of the profit.