AMES, Iowa- Elizabeth Smart will speak at Iowa State University next month. Smart was abducted from her home in 2002, when she was 14, and spent nine months in captivity.
Since her release, she's traveled the country advocating for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and legislation.
Smart will speak October 5th, at 7 p.m. at Stephens Auditorium at ISU.
She created the Elizabeth Smart Foundation to help prevent crimes against children and she has worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors’ guide for children who have endured similar experiences.
Smart will discuss her most recent book, “Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up."