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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Women's Resource Center Gala Featuring Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Smart, Scheduled For October 15

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NORMAN, OK – The Women’s Resource Center’s (WRC) annual gala will feature author,

speaker, and survivor, Elizabeth Smart as its keynote speaker. The gala is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

on Friday, October 15, 2021, at The Nest at Terra Verde, 1000 36th Ave SE, Norman, Oklahoma.

WRC’s gala is an annual fundraising event held to raise awareness about the effects of domestic

violence, sexual violence, and stalking on individuals, families, and the community. This year’s

theme, An Evening of Hope featuring Elizabeth Smart, will celebrate the determination, tenacity

and courage of the human spirit. Smart was abducted on June 5, 2002 and held for nine grueling

months before police safely returned her back to her family. Since her return, she has dedicated

her life to bringing hope for families, peace for victims and empowering all people.

Gala tickets go on sale July 1, 2021 and start at $100 per individual. Please visit to purchase your tickets. Sponsorship opportunities start at

$2500. For more information, please contact Faith Walkley at

Smart’s book, Where There’s Hope, will be available for purchase. A silent auction and wine pull

will be held during the event.

More about the WRC:

The Women’s Resource Center operates an emergency shelter and a rape crisis center and

provides advocacy, sexual assault and domestic violence forensic exams, individual and group

counseling, and prevention and community education for Cleveland and northern McClain


Domestic Violence Crisis line: (405) 701-5540

Sexual Violence Crisis line: (405) 701-5660

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