John Dau to speak at the National Mall June 8-10, 2013

May 26, 2013

Please join John Dau on the National Mall in Washington D.C. June 8-10, 2013, when he speaks to raise awareness of genocide via the One Million Bones project…sign up here:

I hope you can come and please share this with other friends and groups and on facebook!

One Million Bones has partnered with John Prendergast and George Clooney’s Enough Project to raise awareness of genocide — in areas many areas, including South Sudan — through the creation of one million handmade human bones.

The bones are being fabricated using a variety of materials (clay, paper, plaster) by students, educators, and activists across the country, and will be part of a large-scale installation event on the National Mall in Washington D.C. June 8-10, 2013, where over 4,000 are expected to help lay the bones out. Please join in by signing up here:

The installation provokes, recalling a mass grave and serving as a visual petition against mass atrocities. The bones symbolize the lives lost to these conflicts, those still fighting to survive them, and also, more hopefully, our shared humanity and responsibility towards one another

In this spirit, each bone made generates a $1 donation from The Bezos Family Foundation, up to $500,000, towards CARE’s relief work in the Congo and Somalia.

Watch a short video documenting the 50,000 bones preview installation in Albuquerque New Mexico:

The three day National Mall event will be on a much larger scale and will include international speakers and performers, educational workshops, a candlelight vigil, and the opportunity to speak out on Capitol Hill during an advocacy day led by partners at the Enough Project.

Come to the National Mall on June 8, 2013 and find your voice! For more information on One Million Bones, the National Mall installation, and to register, please visit Contact Leigh Durham at  with any questions.


Dr. John Dau

On May 20, 2013, John Dau was given an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree by the Trustees of Alma College at the College’s commencement. John gave an acceptance speech. John is being recognized by the College for his humanitarian accomplishments in South Sudan, such as the Duk Lost Boys Clinic, the Ambassador Group of US Lost Boys seeking peace and reconciliation among hostile tribes, peace through eye surgical interventions, and education initiatives.  John’s achievement is also a tribute to the many volunteers and donors who have supported John in working towards sustainable self-sufficiency and peace for the people of South Sudan. John thanks you for your continuing support.

Restoring Vision and Peace in the New South Sudan

May, 2013

A new documentary, DUK COUNTY, about a humanitarian expedition to South Sudan to restore preventable blindness will premiere at Mountain film in Telluride this May 2013.  Jordan Campbell first shared this story with us in December 2011 from the remote Duk Lost Boys Clinic in South Sudan. His dispatch chronicled a five-day medical mission to treat cataract and trachoma blindness—rampant throughout the war-torn country. In this follow-up post, Campbell, a Marmot Ambassador Athlete, recounts the mission, the devastating flash of inter-tribal violence just days after the team’s departure, and how John Dau, founder of the Duk Lost Boy’s Clinic and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, is trying to create peace in the new South Sudan.

To help with the medical work detailed above, please visit