Cleveland Town Hall - Liz Murray

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 10/21/2004 - 23:19.
12/06/2004 - 17:00

DEC. 6, 2004
6:00 PM - Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square

Liz Murray
From Homeless to Harvard

The life story of Liz
Murray is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of
dreaming big. The child of cocaine-addicted parents in the Bronx, Liz lived
with hunger, poverty and deprivation, surrounded by drugs. At age 15 she was
living on the streets and subways, and eating from dumpsters. Amid this
adversity, Liz imagined her life could be much better than it was.

Determined to take charge
of her life, Liz finished high school in just two years while camping out in
New York City parks and subway stations. She went on to earn a scholarship from
The New York Times and entered Harvard in 2000. In order to be closer to
her ill father, Liz transferred to Columbia last fall. Liz's story sounds like
a Hollywood movie – and it practically is. Lifetime Television produced a movie
about Liz's life story entitled "From Homeless to Harvard," which
premiered in April 2003.


Cost $40 - Order tickets at their website -


Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square
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