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Liz Murray, whose story of achievement was chronicled in the LIFETIME movie "Homeless to Harvard," will be the keynote speaker at the 26th annual forum and luncheon of Women for Human Rights and Dignity.

The luncheon will be held April 30 in the Statler Tower Golden Ballroom and Terrace.

The forum will begin at 9 a.m. and will explore such topics as homelessness, family treatment court, kinship care, adoption, foster care and housing and supportive services.

This year's theme is "Toward the Next Quarter Century of Service -- Empowerment for Maximum Achievement."

The movie, which was based on Murray's triumph over adversity, was nominated for three Emmy Awards.

Residents of supportive housing programs run by Women for Human Rights and Dignity will relate similar challenges and stories of survival.

Also during the annual luncheon, the Chairperson Award will be presented to Garnet H. Wallace. The Community Service Award goes to Dr. Dorcas L. Colvin. Sybil L. Peterson will receive the Staff Award, and Judge Norman E. Joslin is the recipient of the Superior Volunteer Award.

For reservations or for more information, call 831-9821.

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