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8/26/13 – SANTA MONICA, CA – On September 14, 2013, The MY HERO Project, in partnership with New Visions Foundation, will host a free screening of Born on the Fourth of July at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater in the Herb Alpert Educational Village at the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Arts and Educational Justice located at New Roads School. This event is being sponsored by Universal Studios and will begin at 2 PM. 

A special thanks to Universal StudiosNew Roads School and New Visions Foundation for helping organize and sponsoring the event.

To reserve your seats for this free event please register online.

Born on the Fourth of July is the autobiography of Ron Kovic who shared his experiences as a Marine Corps sergeant during the Vietnam War. Kovic was paralyzed from the mid-chest down during combat, which made him turn his attention toward peace, leading marches and becoming a prominent spokesperson for the anti-war movement.

Kovic's autobiography became a best seller. He then co-wrote the screenplay adaptation that director Oliver Stone turned into an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning film, starring Tom Cruise. He has spent the past 42 years speaking out for the rights of veterans and victims of war.

Each year, Kovic sponsors the Ron Kovic Peace Prize at the MY HERO International Film Festival. The award goes to the short film that best represents the theme of peace and offers a $1000 cash prize to support the efforts of artists and peace activists. Kovic's story is chronicled on the MY HERO website (http://myhero.com/ronkovic).

The MY HERO Project is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that uses the power of media and technology to inspire, educate and empower people around the world. Each year millions of students in194 countries use this online educational resource to share and discover stories, art, films and music about those making a positive difference in the world. 

The CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE is the home to twelve nonprofit partners, selected by New Visions, who share the communal goal of providing educational programming for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit http://myhero.com/CEJ

Watch the MY HERO promo to learn more

To buy tickets for The MY HERO Fundraiser honoring Ron Kovic on September 21st, visit

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