Wednesday and Thursday, October 8th & 9thjohndau

October 8th

Cocktail Reception with John Dau

5:30pm – Missoula Children’s Theater
$20 – Council members & students
$25 – Non-members
Hour d’ oeuvre will be served (cash bar)
Space is limited
RSVP – 406-728-3328 or

Documentary Film Screening : “Duk County: Peace is in Sight in the New South Sudan”

7:00pm – Missoula Children’s Theater
Q&A w/ John Dau to follow screening
Free and open to the public

This documentary highlights the moving story about a bold, five-day mission to deliver eye care in a remote and war torn region of South Sudan — the world’s newest country. It chronicles the miraculous work of Dr. Geoff Tabin and Dr. Alan Crandall; two eye surgeons committed to eradicating preventable blindness in Africa, and John Dau, one of the original “Lost Boys of Sudan” and a visionary for peace in South Sudan’s precarious new independence.
This program is free and open to the public.

October 9th

Distinguished Speakers Program – “Hope is NOT Lost” featuring John Dau

7:30pm – DoubleTree Hotel
Open to the public
Free for Council members & Students
$5 for non-members

Most of us have heard about the “Lost Boys of Sudan” and have been moved by their incredible story, but few have heard it from one of the survivors. Join the Council for this unique opportunity as John Dau, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, tells his life story, and how he turned an impossible journey into a mission for peace. John will share how he survived the genocide of his people, led hundreds of young boys across Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya, and how he’s turned this harrowing experience into an opportunity to help foster peace in his country. We’ll get to hear firsthand about his adjustment into American culture upon arriving in the States in 2001, his tribal culture colliding with life in America, and his establishment of four NGOs and the remarkable work they are doing to bring peace to the new South Sudan.

This is John’s first trip to Montana, and we are honored to be hosting him. We hope that you will join what is sure to be an extraordinary event!

About John Dau

John Dau has experienced challenges in his life that most people never even imagine. Born in war-torn Sudan, Dau is one of 27,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan,” driven from their villages when the northern Arab government attacked the ethnic minority population of South Sudan in 1987. For the next five years, John Dau led groups of displaced boys across Sudan for hundreds of miles facing starvation, disease, and violence.