'Journey of the Lost Boys' author Joan Hecht at Nebraska Union Nov. 9

Released on 11/05/2010, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

WHERE: Nebraska Union Auditorium, 14th and R Streets [map]

Lincoln, Neb., November 5th, 2010 —
Joan Hecht
Joan Hecht

Joan Hecht, award-winning author of "The Journey of the Lost Boys," will appear at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nov. 9 to present the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan.

Sponsored by UNL's University Program Council, the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium, 14th and R streets. This event is free for all UNL Students with a valid NCard and $4 for others.

Hecht is the founder and president of the "Alliance for the Lost Boys of Sudan," a foundation based in Jacksonville, Fla. She is also the chair of education for The Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan: The National Network, based in Washington, D.C.

Due to her personal relationship with the Lost Boys, Hecht is able to tell their story in a unique and compelling manner that leaves no heart untouched. It is an amazing story of survival, diversity, love and the determination of an everyday American housewife to make a difference.

One of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Atem, will accompany Hecht so he may add his firsthand experience to Hecht's stunning research of the tragedies that left nearly 30,000 young boys and girls orphaned and lost.

The University Program Council is a volunteer student organization designed to address the co-curricular, social, recreational, cultural, and educational needs of the campus. UPC acts as the executive body responsible for the implementation of programs and activities funded by UNL programs and facilities fees. For more information, visit www.unl.edu/upc.

WRITER: Karen Freimund Wills

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