Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ John Dau to Speak at the Firebarn October 19

The Strathmore Speaker Series is proud to announce Sundanese ‘Lost Boy’ John Dau as the first speaker of its 2014 inaugural season. Dau will speak at the Onondaga Park Firebarn on October 19th from 3pm-5pm. The event is free and open to the public.

About John Dau:


In 1983, John Dau fled his homeland of Sudan on foot when his village was attacked by government troops during the Second Sudanese Civil War. After spending nearly ten years as a refugee in Ethiopia and Kenya, and with the help of Catholic Charities, he arrived in the U.S. in 2001. Since settling in Syracuse, NY, he has earned an associate’s degree from Onondaga Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Policy from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In 2007, he started the John Dau Foundation which aims to transform healthcare in South Sudan. He was also featured in the 2006 documentary, God Grew Tired of Us, which won the “Grand Jury Prize: Documentary” and the “Audience Award” in the “Independent Film Competition: Documentary” at the Sundance Film Festival.

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