Act quick, Smarties! The Junior League of Charlotte (JLC) is hosting its second annual JLC Working Lunch and author, speaker, and child abduction survivor, Elizabeth Smart, will serve as this year’s keynote speaker. The lunch will be Monday, April 29, 2019, at 12 p.m. at the Le Méridien Charlotte. Elizabeth will speak about her inspiring book, Where There’s Hope, published in 2018, on what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one’s life.
Tickets are still available. General admission tickets to the JLC Working Lunch are $75 and VIP tickets are $125, which include a meet and greet with Smart along with a copy of Where There’s Hope. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the JLC Working Lunch website.
“We are honored to host Elizabeth here in the Queen City. The Junior League of Charlotte has long-advocated for child safety, and Elizabeth’s inspiring message aligns perfectly with the Junior League’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers,” says Alicia Morris-Rudd, the 2018-19 president of the JLC.
A little background on Elizabeth Smart
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Smart was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Smart was safely returned back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for nine grueling months.
Through this traumatic experience, Smart has become a leading advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and national legislation. Smart has helped promote the National AMBER Alert, the Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other safety legislation to help prevent abductions. She is also a New York Times best-selling author and the founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.
JLC’s Second Annual Working Lunch featuring Elizabeth Smart
Monday, April 29, 2019
11:30 a.m. VIP Meet and Greet 12:00 p.m. General Admission
Le Méridien Charlotte
555 South McDowell Street North Tower Charlotte, NC 28204
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