Linda Sue Park and Salva Dut

A Conversation with Salva Dut and Linda Sue Park

Available to stream online!

Wednesday, October 10, 12 noon EST

We invite you to tune in to this live stream presentation by Salva Dut and author Linda Sue Park. They will discuss Salva's story as told in A Long Walk to Water, the work of Water for South Sudan, and more! Presented in conjunction with the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project, this presentation will be streamed live from Monroe Community College in Rochester.

Salva and Linda Sue will answer pre-screened questions during the presentation. If you would like to submit a question for a chance to have it featured, please email

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11th Annual MCC Walk for Water

Saturday, October 13, 10am EST in Rochester, NY

Join us for the annual fundraising Walk/Run at Monroe Community College. Registration at the event begins at 9:30am. The event will take place by MCC Building 10 and Parking Lot G. All community members are invited to attend. Prizes for top fundraisers include meeting Salva and taking photos with Salva.

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Inspired by Water: Celebrating 15 Years with Salva 

Water for South Sudan's Third Annual Fundraising Brunch

Sunday, October 14 at La Luna Restaurant in Rochester, NY

Join us for our third annual brunch and help celebrate 15 years of bringing clean water to the people of South Sudan.

The 3rd annual Founder’s Award will be presented to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rochester. St. Paul's was one of our earliest supporters, with special and enduring ties to Salva. Their support and unwavering belief in Salva and his dream to bring clean water to his father was one of the forces behind Water for Sudan, which was established as a nonprofit organization on October 3, 2003 and changed its name to Water for South Sudan in 2011.

The 3rd annual Long Walk Award will be long-time WFSS Board member Angelique Stevens. We are pleased to honor Angelique's long service to WFSS, including two trips to South Sudan. Her most recent trip, in 2015, was the catalyst for WFSS's monitoring and evaluation program.

Help make this brunch our most successful one yet by becoming an event sponsor.

Contact Cindy DeCarolis, Director of Development, to learn more at

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Inspired by Water NYC

Monday, October 15, 5pm EST in New York, New York

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Salva in New York City! He’ll share firsthand how his experiences growing up as a lost boy inspired the founding and continued work of Water for South Sudan.

The VIP Meet and Greet Reception will take place from 5:00 - 6:00pm at The Tailor Restaurant, located next to the New Yorker Hotel. Each attendee will have the opportunity to speak with Salva individually.

Following the VIP Reception, join us from 6:00 - 7:30pm at the New Yorker Hotel for our General Event. Listen as Salva shares about his journey and the impact that Water for South Sudan has on the vitality of remote villages in South Sudan. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session.

This event is co-coordinated by Max Mesh, 12 years old, who was inspired to help after reading A Long Walk to Water.