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SPA To Host Kidnapping Survivor Elizabeth Smart For Lecture November 9

Penn State’s Student Programming Association (SPA) will host inspirational kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart for a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, in the HUB’s Alumni Hall.

At 14, Smart was kidnapped at knifepoint in June 2002, and her story gained national attention before being returned to her parents nine months later. She went on to publish her New York Times best-selling memoir, “My Story,” about her experience overcoming trauma.

Smart also established The Elizabeth Smart Foundation in 2011 and advocated for abduction and sexual assault survivors. She’s also helped promote the national AMBER Alert and The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

The lecture is free for Penn State students, but online tickets will be required for entry. Those interested in attending can register for the event here.

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