Spokane Luncheon Speaker Highlights Need to Discuss Domestic Violence

Sep 28, 2017

Author Janine Latus talked about the need to be open about domestic violence during her talk at today's YWCA Women of Achievement luncheon.
Credit Janine Latus

Janine Latus's personal story is intertwined with the story of her younger sister Amy, who was killed by a former boyfriend. No one knew that Amy had been battered. Latus wrote about that as a way to bring attention to domestic and intimate partner violence. Her book is called “If I Am Missing or Dead.” In it, there’s a chilling scene in which Latus and her family members discover a clue that unraveled Amy’s secret troubles. Latus was the keynote speaker at today's YWCA Women of Achievement Award luncheon.