Elizabeth Smart’s grueling nine months of captivity led her to becoming one of the strongest, most prominent child abduction advocates of her generation. Unlike many child abductees, Smart was reunited with her family in March 2003 and since then has dedicated her life to being an advocate for victims of abduction and abuse. With Smart’s lecture regarding overcoming adversity and encouraging her audiences to always fight back, Smart has been regarded as “the light at the end of the tunnel”, a beacon of hope for those who are enduring hardships in their own lives.
Using her platform, Smart has geared her life toward being a voice for others who have experienced abduction and abuse, whether that be from those whose lives she touches through her lecture circuit, or through the legislation regarding child abduction that she tirelessly fights for on the Hill. Smart’s story is a unique tale of adversity, hopelessness, and a turn for the better into a learning experience for any audience.
Tickets go on sale for students on Friday, December 2 and community members Monday, December 5.