FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 6, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—John Walsh, host of the television show “America's Most Wanted,” will speak at Birmingham-Southern College Nov. 16.
Walsh will deliver the 2006 Alex P. Stirling Lecture at 7 p.m. in the Norton Campus Center Bruno Great Hall. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
The Stirling Lecture is sponsored annually by the BSC Student Government Association in memory of the Birmingham-Southern student who died of cancer in 1995.
Walsh is the leading lobbyist who fought for the passage of the Missing Children's Act, which then resulted in the founding of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. His dedication to this cause is rooted in the cruel experience of the abduction and murder of his six-year-old son Adam Walsh in 1981.
Recently, Walsh was instrumental in the passing of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act which will expand the national sex offender registry and strengthen federal penalties for crimes against children.
For more information, call the BSC Office of Student Affairs at 205/226-4729.