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Elizabeth Smart
Elizabeth Smart, who was the victim in a well-publicized 2002 kidnapping case, will speak at 7 p.m. on April 11 at the El Dorado Conference Center. The engagement is the final event in the 2012-2013 South Arkansas Community College Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by Healthy Woman, a service of the Medical Center of South Arkansas.
Admission is free.

Smart these days is an advocate for child abduction awareness, recovery programs and national legislation.
Her harrowing nine-month ordeal, beginning with abduction from her bedroom at age 14 and concluding with her return by police to her family, led her to create the Elizabeth Smart Foundation. The organization's aim is to assist young people to avoid or recover from violent events.

Smart regularly helps promote the national Amber Alert system, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. She also is a correspondent for ABC News.

Prior to her speaking engagement, Smart will appear at Healthy Woman's Ladies' Night Out event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the conference center. It includes gourmet hors d'oeuvres, wine tasting, giveaways, health information and screenings.

Ladies' Night Out tickets are $10 and are available at or by calling (870) 864-3245.