domestic violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign Starts In Spokane

Sep 30, 2019
Screenshot from "End the Violence"

Spokane community leaders will be working hard next month to bring awareness to domestic violence in the area. October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The city has one of the highest rates of domestic abuse in the state. Local leaders decided that it’s a serious enough problem that it requires a more vocal and unified campaign.

Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we’ll hear more about an aggressive new campaign to stop all types of intimate partner and family abuse and violence in Spokane. The city has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Washington. Community leaders decided that it’s a serious enough problem that it requires a much more vocal and unified campaign.

They created a new documentary that features one survivor of domestic violence who agreed to tell her story. Tonight, that half-hour film will be shown at 7 on all but one of the local television stations.

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On the first Inland Journal podcast, getting men more involved in the battle against domestic violence. We talk with activist Jackson Katz, who came to Spokane last week to spread the word that men must be more vocal on this issue. A Spokane group called Good Guys is doing that. We’ll talk with its co-chair, Doug Kelley. Also, Monday is Presidents Day. We’ll learn more about the patchwork of holidays created to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Domestic Violence Activist Speaks in Spokane

Feb 12, 2019
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One of the leading voices in the gender violence debate says men need to play a more vocal role in speaking out against domestic violence and people who abuse their partners.

Jackson Katz made the case to a large crowd at Gonzaga University Monday night and at a smaller gathering in Spokane on Tuesday.

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.