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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Linda White, Magnolia TX

Linda White’s 26-year old daughter Cathy was abducted, raped, and murdered in 1986. Following this devastating loss, Linda returned to college to study grief and loss in order to be able to educate others and counsel those with similar losses. She is adjunct professor in the Psychology and Philosophy Department at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Research in the area of death and dying has led her into other academic areas, primarily violence and its prevention, and finally into restorative justice.

She currently works in several areas of restorative justice, including victim-offender mediated dialogues.

Linda values, above all, responses to violence that are themselves non-violent, and therefore opposes the death penalty for any crimes.

Source: Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation

Facts

Board Member Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation

Joined the following journeys

2010 Texas

Quotes

“I believe the death penalty is about who we are as a society, not what the offender has done to deserve this punishment. As long as we model killing as an appropriate response, we will continue to be the most violent society within the highly developed nations.”