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Actress Mia Farrow To Discuss Darfur Crisis

Acclaimed actress and youth advocate Mia Farrow will speak on campus Thursday, March 27 for the President's Lecture Series. Her talk, "With Knowledge Comes Responsibility: The Darfur Crisis," begins at 7:30 p.m. in the North Cafeteria of Webb Center.

Artistic and critical success, as well as money and fame, came to Farrow at an early age. Following her young life in 1940s Hollywood as the daughter of Hollywood royalty, she gained national attention through her role in the television classic "Peyton Place." Farrow went on to star in more than 40 movies, including "Rosemary's Baby," "The Great Gatsby" and "Hannah and Her Sisters."

As successful as her professional life was, her personal life was marked with many struggles, leading her to begin a journey toward a significant life.

As the mother of 14 children, 10 of whom are adopted, Farrow currently devotes her life to humanitarian efforts and the care of her family. She has been a high-profile advocate for children's rights, working to raise funds and awareness for children in conflict-affected regions, predominantly Africa. She is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has worked extensively to draw attention to the fight to eradicate polio, which she survived as a child.

Her latest humanitarian effort raises awareness of the genocide occurring in Darfur, Chad and Central African Republic. At the podium, Farrow shares photos from her trips to Darfur in 2004, 2006 and 2007, bearing witness to the desperation of the people of the region.

Farrow reflected on her life journey in a candid bestseller, "What Falls Away."

This article was posted on: March 21, 2008

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