On April 6, Sudanese hip-hop artist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal performed at "Barefoot on the Boulevard," an outdoor music festival and earth celebration on the Southern Methodist University Campus.

Meanwhile, area students gathered at Fair Park to listen to David de Rothschild, captain of the Plastiki, a catamaran made with 12,500 plastic bottles, talk about his 8,000-mile journey across the Pacific.

Later that evening, The Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity presented David de Rothschild with the Visionary Award during an awards dinner at Centennial Hall in Fair Park. Emmanuel Jal received the Humanitarian Award.

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photography by Kim Leeson and David Leeson
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