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University Forum - Samantha Fuentes

On February 14, 2018, seventeen people lost their lives after a gunman opened fire on the students, faculty, and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Many more were wounded, including Samantha Fuentes. She was left with shrapnel permanently embedded in her legs and behind her eye, and currently manages symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  But her story of strength and courage began before surviving one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history. Samantha has endured bullying, racist attacks, physical abuse, and domestic abuse. Transforming tragedy into action, Samantha Fuentes has become an advocate for those who have been silenced and works to remind us that we have the power to change the world.

Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Bennett Auditorium
113 East Memorial Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff

Website

http://usm.edu/forum

Cost

Free

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