Benson Deng Visit - November 2010


In November 2010 Benson Deng, Lost Boy of Sudan and co-author of They Poured Fire On Us From The Sky, travelled to Stillwater from San Diego, California to provide an evening public presentation for the Stillwater community and to talk with 300+ Geography students in classrooms.

Books were sold by Valley Bookseller and t-shirts by H2O For Life. Benson's visit was made possible by a grant from the Partnership Plan for Stillwater Schools and District #834 Diversity Funds. Lodging was generously provided by the Water Street Inn.

Media Coverage:

Former "Lost Boy" Will Speak On Life As A Refugee - StarTribune School Briefs, November 20, 2010
Author Pays Visit to Stillwater Students - StarTribune School Briefs, December 18, 2010

See a video of Benson's evening public presentation HERE. Video filmed and edited by Conor Murphy.
See photos of Benson's visit on our Facebook page. Photos courtesy of Jean Pieri.

Years Later, 'Lost Boy' Finds Kin, But What About His Mom? - Los Angeles Times, June 11, 2005