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Saturday, June 8 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
"Dirty John" Lunch and Learn

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For those who want to go more in-depth on the topics at the center of Dirty John, this Lunch & Learn will take you deep into the issues of coercive control, stalking and serial perpetrators. Featuring Debra & Terra Newell, along with Laura Richards, this lunch will help turn attendees into advocates who can help drive real change. Some of what will be covered during the lunch session includes:

+ Deep diving John's behavior
+ Why doesn't she/he just leave?
+ So what exactly is coercive control and stalking?
+ What happens when you report to the police?
+ Law Reform: what needs to change
+ Call to Action: Help us protect other women


Notes: A full lunch is included in the ticket price. We expect this session to run approximately 90 minutes. Please arrive no later than 12:30p CT to the St. Charles ballroom (third floor). Any profits from this lunch will be donated to a non-profit working to further the causes discussed.

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Debra Newell

Business Owner and Interior Designer Debra Newell’s story exploded onto the “true crime stage” with the release of The LA Times podcast Dirty John. A story of Love, Deceit, Denial, Revenge and Ruin: Ultimately leading to Survival. It Chronicled a chapter in Newells’ life... Read More →
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Terra Newell

Terra Newell is best known for her role in the popular LA Times podcast, Dirty John, which was made into a hit TV series on Bravo and Netflix International. Terra’s personal story is also shared in The Dirty Truth Documentary on Oxygen and Netflix International, which features Laura Richards and her mother, Debra Newell. Terra is a survivor of a brutal assault against her mother’s ex-husband and is devoted to sharing her experience in order to help others strengthen their knowledge on self-defense... Read More →
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Laura Richards

Criminal Behavioural Analyst
Laura Richards BSc, MSc. MBPsS is an award-winning and world-renowned criminal behavioural analyst and advocate who worked for a decade at New Scotland Yard as Head of the Homicide Prevention Unit and Head of the Violent Crime Intelligence and Analysis Unit.Laura is the founder of Paladin, National Stalking Advocacy... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
St. Charles