Jok Meets the Dalai Lama

Wanted to share this thrilling opportunity with everyone! Last night,  Jok Abraham Thon was invited with three other young peace builders to meet the Dalai Lama. His Holiness the Dalai Lama in an online dialogue with young peace builders organized by International Campaign for Tibet, PeaceJam, and the documentary Never Forget Tibet, at his residence in […]

UN Youth4Disarmament Podcast

Thank you Soo Hyun Kim, director of the UN #Youth4Disarmament, for hosting Jok and me in your podcast on November 11, 2021 and sharing the recording with us.Listening to the podcast recording this morning, We are reminded of the special opportunity we had in the UN studio, talking about Jok's mission to educate youth in […]

South Sudan: When Microphones Replace Guns

Bullets to Books LA PRESSE ADRIENNE SURPRENANT PHOTO, SPECIAL COLLABORATION Johnson Mike and Lushy Kay walk through Lologo slum in Juba, South Sudan on May 25, 2021. The rapper returned to the country in 2018: “I want to fight for the people who don't have wings to fly, ”he said. “I want to be a voice […]

‘South Sudan is one long poem’: the music that shaped a nation – photo essay

As the country marks a decade since independence, musicians talk of the songs and rhythms that help create a shared culture and community for people displaced by civil war by Jean-Baptiste Herve, photography by Adrienne Surprenant Future Star theatre and music group during a concert at Hope Village, a new venue in Juba. The group wants to bring South Sudanese […]

London Music Video Film Festival starts July 1, 2021

The online stream of the London Music Video Festival 2021 is only five days away! The BULLETS TO BOOKS music video is honored to be screening at the festival!! The stream starts on the 1st of July at 00:00 British Summer Time. It is free to watch here from anywhere in the world: On the […]

He Founded a School in South Sudan at 26, and U.S. Bet on Him

Exchange programs can produce significant benefits. Not only can they help U.S. diplomatic efforts, but they can tangibly improve lives. Find out how in this week’s #DiplomaticDiary. #diplomacy @afsatweets @statedept — Washington International Diplomatic Academy (@WIDAcademy) June 21, 2021

Bullets to Books Music Video LMVF Selection!

Let's celebrate! The Bullets to Books Music Video is part of the official selection of the LMVF 2021! (London Music Video Festival)On the 1st of July 2021 the B2B music video will be shown in a global online stream. Friends and Fans, you can view this event here: Congratulations to I AM PEACE musicians and film director/cinematographer Achuoth Deng!

Bullets to Books Virtual Event on Stars in the House Please join us to raise awareness and support for Promised Land Secondary School in Juba, South Sudan. The school and its founder, Jok Abraham Thon, are the inspiration for and centerpiece of the Bullets to Books initiative, helping to bring peace and unity through education and cultural exchange. Thursday […]

From Bullets to Books: One Washington Mandela Fellow’s Work Towards Peace

BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE ALUMNI Inspire. Empower. Connect. June 30, 2020 In war-stricken South Sudan, education is not always easily accessible. Jok Abraham Thon, an alumnus of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program and winner of the 2019 Ron Kovac Peace Prize, is determined to rewrite that story -- and he's getting support from […]


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