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Class of 2006
Documentary Film: A Small ActDate: 02.23.2011
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Pauling Hall 216
Free and open to the community.
Chris Mburu was a child living in a village in Kenya when he first received a $15 scholarship from a Swedish woman named Hilde Back. Her humble but steady sponsorship put Chris through school and eventually launched him into Harvard Law, paving the way to his job as a United Nations attorney. Now in her eighties, Hilde meets Chris for the first time as he launches his own small act of benevolence: the Hilde Back Education Fund for the children of his village. Hilde's surprise at the potency of her long-ago gift is matched in scale by the young Kenyans' enormous drive to learn. A SMALL ACT reveals just how powerful a gesture of kindness and generosity can be, and that an education is perhaps the most generous gift of all.
Sponsored by SUA International Studies Concentration