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Elizabeth Smart – Child Abduction Survivor to Speak Virtually to Emporia Community
April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join the ESU’s Union Activities Council as we virtually welcome child abduction survivor, Elizabeth Smart on Wednesday, April 7 at 7pm. Register at www.emporia.edu/live.
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for 9 grueling months.
Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she suffered during her abduction, which led to conviction.