When: Thu., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. 2011
When a Swedish Holocaust survivor named Hilde Back decided to sponsor a young, impoverished Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it, paying $15 dollars per term to keep him in primary school. She certainly never expected to hear from him, but many years later, she does. Now, he’s a Harvard grad and UN human rights lawyer, dedicating his life to battling genocide and crimes against humanity. Chris decides to replicate Hilde’s generosity by starting his own scholarship fund, to educate bright kids in his village. But Chris is stunned by Kenya’s failing public schools as only two students pass the test to qualify for sponsorship. Simultaneously, Kenya falls into ethnic-based election violence. For more info, visit www.imamuseum.org.
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