Upcoming Events in Rochester & Boston

Special Rochester event: 

Charmed by Charity Fundraiser


Tuesday, October 25 from 6-9 p.m. 

at ALEX AND ANI® Victor  

236 High Street Ext. Victor, NY 14564

15% of the total proceeds from this time will be donated to Water for South Sudan, Inc. 
Details & RSVP here.

November Events:
Join Salva & WFSS in Rochester & Boston

Salva & Linda Sue Park at
Rochester Children's Book Festival

Saturday, November 12

Linda Sue Park and Salva Dut will be honored at the 20th Annual Rochester Children's Book Festival on Saturday, November 12th at MCC. They will speak at the 9:30 a.m. opening session entitled, "Books change readers; readers change the world!—A celebration of the book A Long Walk to Water."

Local community members who have raised money for WFSS will be applauded at this session. Attendees may stay afterward to meet Salva and be among the first to enter the Festival when the doors to the Flynn Campus Center open at 10 a.m. 

More information here.

Watering the Seeds of Change Celebration Brunch with Salva at ARTISANworks, Rochester, NY
Sunday, November 13, 12 noon


Sunday, November 13 at ARTISANworks, 565 Blossom Road, Rochester

12:00 p.m. Browse our WFSS marketplace

12:30 p.m. Brunch is served

1:00 p.m. Awards, Live Auction & Paddle Call

Rooted in Rochester…Blooming in South Sudan will be a celebratory brunch at ARTISANworks. The event will feature a delicious buffet, a live auction featuring pieces by Rochester artists Kathryn Bevier and Lynette Blake, and a private dinner with Salva at Rooney’s Restaurant. The WFSS marketplace will offer handcrafted African pieces, WFSS photos, and paintings by Steve Roe.  Salva will visit each table to personally offer his deep gratitude for your support of WFSS.

The Inaugural Founder’s Award will honor the original WFSS Board of Directors

Scott Arrington*
John Bevier
Jim Blake
Nancy Frank
Robin Hill
Christopher Moore
Nancy Reinert


The Inaugural Long Walk Award will honor Linda Sue Park and Ben Dobbin

RSVP for this festive afternoon with Water for South Sudan by Friday, Nov. 4.


Sponsorship information and more details available here.

VIP Reception - Limited Tickets Available
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Be part of an intimate gathering with Salva! Attendees will receive copies, signed by Salva, of A Long Walk to Water.  The New York Times bestseller, by award-winning author Linda Sue Park, tells the true story of Salva's journey as a "Lost Boy of Sudan."

Watering the Seeds of Change Celebration
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Attendees will be able to explore the museum and hear Salva talk about Water for South Sudan, learn more about the challenges that his people and country face, and the work he leads to bring clean water and hygiene education to remote villages.

More information, and sponsorship details available here.

Salva at TEDxBeaconStreet, Boston, MA.
Saturday, November 19


Talk will be streamed live Saturday morning, exact time to be determined, and available for later viewing. 

Watch the talk, and register to attend on TEDxBeaconStreet here.