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We’ll miss you, Salva!

We regret to announce that Salva Dut, the founder of Water for South Sudan, will not be able to attend TEDxBeaconStreet this year. He had been planning to visit and talk about his incredible journey: he started as a refugee and a “Lost Boy” of South Sudan, when he led 1,500 other boys to a refugee camp in Kenya. From there he emigrated to the United States, where he founded Water for South Sudan, a nonprofit that drills wells and provides clean water to people in his native country. Unfortunately, a family situation has prevented Mr. Dut from attending our conference; we hope to connect with him at some point in the near future.

Mr. Dut has worked with Linda Sue Park, a writer of children’s stories, to promote his story through the book A Long Walk To Water. Ms. Park will still be attending our conference, and will give a talk entitled “Can a Children’s Book Save the World?” We hope you will watch Ms. Park’s talk, either live or in simulcast, to learn more about their incredible story.

To watch an interview Ms. Park and Mr. Dut conducted last year, please click here. To learn more about the water crisis in South Sudan, please click here.