Delray Beach Center for the Arts Announces the 2014 Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series

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The 2014 Lecture Lineup February 13 – Elizabeth Smart Thursday 2 & 5:30 pm Tickets $30/$45. The victim of one of the most horrific child abduction cases of our time, which lasted from June 5, 2002 to March 12, 2003, Elizabeth Smart shares her powerful, inspirational message of life after a tragic event and overcoming extreme adversity to make a positive difference in the world. She has become one of the nation’s leading advocates for change related to child abduction, recovery processes and national legislation. Through her foundation, she motivates parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety. March 20 – Tony Mendez Thursday 2 pm Tickets $30/$45. This former CIA agent, who masterminded one of the most daring hostage rescue missions in history, was the inspiration for the Academy Award- winning film, ARGO which starred Ben Affleck. Mendez is the recipient of the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit and was chosen among tens of thousands of agents to be one of 50 agents to receive the prestigious Trailblazer Medallion. He continues to consult the intelligence community and his new book ARGO: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off One Of The Most Audacious Rescues In History was published prior to the release of the film. Tony is also an award-winning artist with an international reputation. April 10 – Linda Evans Thursday 2 pm Tickets $30/$45 Evans is an Award-winning actress and author of Linda Evans: Recipes for Life. In her talk, entitled “Aging Gracefully – Living your best life and life lessons,” Evans will share her personal wisdom, using her own life experiences as compelling, inspirational stories to discuss aging in a culture that does not revere it.