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Columbian author Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped by rebels and spent six years living in captivity in the Columbian jungle. She'll tell her story of persecution and activism at 7 p.m. on March 28 atGonzaga's McCarthey Athletic Center. She'll discuss her ongoing efforts to free more than 700 people who remain hostages in Colombia. The lecture is part of thePresidential Speaker Series.

Tickets for the eventare $10 for the public, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students and employees of any educational institution and can be purchased online.

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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