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66th Annual Sinai Forum

  • PNW - James Dworkin Center 1401 S. US Hwy 421 Westville, IN United States (map)

Liz Murray: From Homeless to Harvard

Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Murray was raised in the Bronx by two loving but drug-addicted parents. She grew up in poverty, often without enough food, chronically absent from school and most of all, struggling to connect her education to a viable future. By age 15, Murray’s mom had died and she was homeless. Determined to take charge of her life, Murray finished high school in just two years and was awarded a full scholarship to Harvard University, all while camping out in New York City parks and subway stations. Today, Murray is a passionate advocate for underserved youth. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Arthur Project, a mentoring program that works intensively with at-risk youth.

Purdue University Northwest
219.785.5377

Earlier Event: September 14
Mike Farris & The Blues Project
Later Event: October 6
66th Annual Sinai Forum