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Dru Sjodin's mother to speak at UND

Linda Walker, the mother of slain UND student Dru Sjodin and an advocate for victims of violence, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the "Take Back the Night" rally in UND's Memorial Union Ballroom, the university said.

Linda Walker
Linda Walker, mother of slain student Dru Sjodin, speaks to reporters in front of the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, following an appeal by attorneys of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., to overturn his death sentence. Rodriquez was convicted in 2006 for the kidnapping and murder of the 22-year old University of North Dakota student. Walker was honored Friday, March 25, 2011, by the FBI for her work in helping to create a national sex offender's...

Linda Walker, the mother of slain UND student Dru Sjodin and an advocate for victims of violence, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the "Take Back the Night" rally in UND's Memorial Union Ballroom, the university said.

Since Sjodin's kidnapping and murder nearly a decade ago, Walker has travelled the country educating people on the threat of sexual violence.

She was present in the White House Rose Garden in 2006 when "Dru's Law" was signed by the president. The law led to the creation of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a sex-offender registry that provides information about offenders in every state.

In 2011, the FBI honored her with the Director's Community Leadership Award.

The rally, sponsored by the UND Women's Center, coincides with the 18th annual display of the North Dakota Clothesline Project in the ballroom. The display is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday.

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The project features decorated T-shirts that tell the stories of victims of violence.

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