'Journey of the Lost Boys' author visit is Nov. 9

Joan Hecht
Joan Hecht

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

Sponsored by UNL's University Program Council, the program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. This event is free for all 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.

- Karen Freimund Wills, University Program Council

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/6xs