We could not have chosen a better or more significant keynote presenter for our women’s and gender studies conference with an audience of students, faculty, community members and activists.  Janine Latus uses the narrative of her own life and family losses to help other women and girls understand how intimate partner abuse can happen to anyone. She has the ability to engross her audience with an engaging yet candid style of delivery that ranks her as a first-class story and truth-teller. The question and answer period made it clear exactly how much impact she had on the young women who heard her and connected with her message.  Later a medical doctor in the audience told me she planned to purchase a case of Janine’s book to hand to her patients.

Helen R. Klebesadel Director, Women's and Gender Studies Consortium Co-Chair 2018 4W Summit