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The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

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May 31st 2016:Forgiveness, Survival and Her Journey from Homeless to Harvard: A Discussion with Liz Murray

Liz Murray transformed her life of despair into an inspiring journey of determination, hope and hard-won success. The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters and sought refuge at all-night subway stations to survive, Liz was homeless at age 15 and fending for herself. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning and a whole new way of living. Tune in for a discussion with Liz Murray and hear about her journey from mere survival to success, and the powerful message she shares to inspire hope and triumph in th

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Liz Murray

Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big. Her life as the child of cocaine-addicted parents was bitterly grim. There was never food in the house, drugs were everywhere, and the welfare checks were spent before they arrived. Murray’s story of survival is exhilarating and inspirational. Lifetime Television produced a movie about Murray’s life story entitled Homeless to Harvard, which was nominated for three Emmy Awards. Murray is the recipient of the White House “Project’s Role Model Award” and Oprah Winfrey’s first-ever “Chutzpah Award”. Her memoir, Breaking Night, landed on the New York Times best seller list within a week of it
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