2012 Olympic Gold Medalist To Speak At Clinton School April 4th

The public is invited to hear Kayla Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo and childhood sexual abuse survivor, at 6 p.m. April 4 at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

The free lecture is being hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s ARBEST (Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma) program and the Clinton School of Public Service in connection with National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Harrison, who became the first American gold medalist in judo at the Summer Olympics in London in 2012, was sexually abused by her coach from the time she was 12 to 16. The coach was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2007. Harrison is now an advocate for children and adolescents, speaking out about her struggles and how she overcame them to reach the pinnacle of her sport.    MORE

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