Malibu Library Speaker Series: Elizabeth Smart - SOLD OUT
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The Malibu Library Speaker Series presents Elizabeth Smart at Malibu City Hall. 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 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 lead to conviction.
The Founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, Elizabeth has also helped promote the National AMBER Alert, the Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act, and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions.
Elizabeth chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, My Story. Her abduction and recovery continue to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children's safety. She emphasizes vigilance by "every day" people and the belief that hope always exist to find every missing child.
In a captivating message, Elizabeth will share her incredible story of perseverance in the face of unimaginable adversity. Her speech not only tells her personal story, but also discusses topics such as overcoming extreme adversity, the importance and process of recovery, and not allowing your past to dictate your life's future. Elizabeth knows that there is nothing more important than having hope in a difficult situation. Having lived through an extreme circumstance as a young teenager, Elizabeth gives great insight and hope to all.
This free event will take place at Malibu Civic Theater at Malibu City Hall, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265 and RSVPs are required.
THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.
NO MORE RSVPs WILL BE TAKEN.