Elizabeth Smart: Be Inspired!
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April 30, 2014
About the speaker:
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Through this traumatic experience Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and National legislation. Elizabeth is currently involved in the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation”, and she has helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions.
Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery has motivated and continues to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. Emphasizing the vigilance of every day people in finding missing children and the belief that there is always hope and we can never stop searching for each and every missing child. Two years ago, Elizabeth worked with the Department of Justice and four other recovered young adults in creating a survivors guide, entitled – “You’re Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment.” This guide is meant to encourage children who have gone through similar experiences to not give up and to know that there is life after tragic events.
Elizabeth’s life now is a daily demonstration that it is possible to overcome extreme adversity, by not allowing your past to dictate your life’s future.
We invite you to join us for this evening celebrating more than 30 years as a source of hope and inspiration for women in our region.
For more information, please contact Caroline Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-391-1348 x 228.