Location: Blair Family Center for the Arts
March 12, 2017 – March 12, 2017
CORNERSTONE is the inspiring documentary film about the journey of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, a humble immigrant living the American dream who leaves Columbia University to return home to Uganda to care for his only brother Frank, who is dying of AIDS. Jackson discovers the disease that killed his brother and sister has overwhelmed his home village. When he realizes no one is going to help them, Jackson makes a decision, which will forever change the course of his life and the lives of the people of the Enengo Valley in Western Uganda.
The film, by award-winning director Debi Lang, touches on Jackson’s moving personal story, which inspired the creation of The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, a comprehensive, community-based organization that utilizes a unique holistic approach to not only combat hunger, illness and poverty, but also to educate children, create financial independence, and empower girls and women.
Jackson’s work with The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project has earned him the respect of humanitarians worldwide including the United Nations. He received the 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award, was named a 2012 CNN Hero, is recognized in Time Magazine’s “Power of One” series, is a Ted Talks participant and has authored four books, including “A School For My Village.”
Admission is free (donations gratefully accepted).
Introduction & Comments by Dr. Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Founder & Executive Director, The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
Reception & Refreshments, featuring Ugandan Coffee & Nyaka Crafts Bazaar!
Bring your family and tellyour friends! Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please visit www.nyakaschool.org.