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Kent Featured Speaker Series presents Elizabeth Smart

February 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Featured Speaker Series presents Elizabeth Smart!

The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Abducted in 2002, Smart’s captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Police safely reunited Smart with her family nine months later. Through this traumatic experience, Smart has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and national legislation. The founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, Smart has helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation. She also has chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-selling book, “My Story” and has recently released a new book about reclaiming one’s life, “Where There’s Hope”.

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  • Programs are free and open to the public.
  • Tickets are required and seating is limited. Limit two (2) tickets per person.
  • Programs are held in Timken Great Hall at the Kent State Stark Conference Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
  • ASL interpreters available by request. To request ASL interpretation, please email starkcmc@kent.edu no later than two weeks prior to the event date.


February 23, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Kent State University at Stark
(330) 499-9600
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Kent State Conference Center
6000 Frank Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720 United States
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(330) 244-3262
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