CALM Auxiliary presents Courage & Resilience: Afternoon with Elizabeth Smart

Santa Barbara, CA (February 2020) – The CALM Auxiliary is pleased to announce Courage & Resilience: An Afternoon with Elizabeth Smart, on Saturday, March 28, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Granada Theatre. 

Join the CALM Auxiliary in welcoming Elizabeth Smart to Santa Barbara. The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002. Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March 12, 2003, after being held a prisoner for nine grueling months. Through this traumatic experience, Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs, and National legislation. Elizabeth’s abduction and recovery continue to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. She emphasizes vigilance by “everyday” people and the belief that hope always exists to find every missing child. Elizabeth’s example is a daily demonstration that there really is life after tragedy.

Tickets range from $56 – 181, $31 for students.    VIP tickets include a special invitation to the VIP reception for Elizabeth Smart in the McCune Founders Room, immediately following the event.  For tickets and event information, visit 

This event is a fundraiser to benefit CALM whose mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County.

About CALM

In 1969, Claire Miles, a local nurse, learned that an overworked and emotionally stressed father had, in a moment of desperation, shaken his infant son to death. Claire took immediate action, put a phone in her living room, then took out classified ads in the Santa Barbara News-Press urging parents in need to call for help. The phone rang almost 40 times that first month. She and her friends took turns answering the calls, with the hope of helping stressed parents before they hurt their children.  CALM was formed!

In 2020, CALM celebrates its 50th anniversary as a provider of critical leadership and family services in Santa Barbara County. With your assistance, we will stand up for children and families, fight for safe and healthy communities, and we will not give up – not now, not ever, until we reach our vision of creating safe communities where every family is supported and every child thrives.  Together, we stand up, we speak up, and we take action.   

For more information about all of CALM’s services, please call 805-965-2376, or visit

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