Jo Scott-Coe at Conversations at the Culver

The Culver Center 3834 Main St Riverside, CA 92501

Sponsored by the Inlandia Institute in Riverside, CA

Inlandia Institute and UCR ARTS present “Conversations at the Culver” with Unheard Witness author Jo Scott-Coe in conversation with domestic violence expert Clarissa Punla.

Join Inlandia Institute and UCR ARTS on Sunday, October 22, for a Conversation at the Culver you won’t want to miss. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, author Jo Scott-Coe will launch her new book, Unheard Witness: The Life and Death of Kathy Leissner Whitman, and join in a riveting conversation with domestic violence expert Clarissa Punla.

Unheard Witness provides a portrait of Kathy Leissner Whitman’s life at a time when Americans are slowly grasping the link between domestic abuse and mass shootings. Many can recall the name of her husband, Charles Whitman, who committed a mass shooting from the tower at the University of Texas at Austin in 1966  – but the story of his murdering his wife and mother prior to the event is less well known. Kathy’s writing provides a rare glimpse of how one woman described, and sought to change, her short life with a coercive, controlling, and violent partner.

The conversation begins at 1:30 PM. Doors open at 1:00. This program is free and open to the public, but please be aware that the content may not be suitable for all audience members.