Armstrong State hosts free lecture on domestic abuse

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Armstrong State University hosted a free lecture on domestic abuse.

Abuse survivor Kemba Smith spoke on behalf of the #SayHerName Visiting Scholars Program.

In 2000, Smith received clemency from President Bill Clinton for a felony drug charge related to an abusive, drug dealing boyfriend. Since then, she's been featured on national media outlets like CNN and the New York Times.

"It's very important for me to do preventative education, to talk to students about making healthy choices, staying focused in school. Also, it's a message of hope and inspiration that even if you're going through something, that you can move past it and learn from it and move forward with your life. Which is exactly what I've been able to do," said Smith.

Smith is currently developing the Kemba Smith Foundation, an organization focused on alleviating community issues like drug use and domestic violence. She also recently released a memoir of her story.

For more information on Smith, click here.

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