ABERDEEN, S.D. – Acclaimed author Warren St. John will discuss his best-selling
story of a young refugee soccer team and its inspiring coach during a visit to Northern State University this month.
St. John will present “The Refugee Experience in Small Town, America” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Theater. The event is brought to you by the NSU Honors Program in cooperation with NSU President James Smith. Additional sponsorship is provided by the American News.
St. John’s book, "Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference,” tells the tale of the Fugee soccer team and coach Luma Mufleh. The powerful story reminds us of the role every individual plays in making a community.
St. John, an Alabama native now living in New York City, is the third national author brought to campus by the NSU Honors Program in recent years. Ted Conover visited in 2011 and Charles Mann spoke in 2012.
During his NSU visit, St. John will describe the refugee experience of several members of the team and their families. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are free and can be obtained at the NSU website, www.northern.edu
(click the “Outcasts United” link on the home page). Or, visit the Honors Events Page
or call 605-626-2552.