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Required Reading: a witness in words and drawings to the Reena Virk Trials, 1998-2000 Spears, Heather

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Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and art exhibit in collaboration with the UBC Rare Books and Special Collections, Heather Spears discusses the murder of 14 year old Reena Virk by schoolmates, in Victoria. Virk's death aroused deep concern in about violence among children in our society. Thoughout the trials Heather Spears recorded these children and their stories in an attempt to understand what happened and why it happened. Through the interpretations of her art, Heather Spears' discusses her journey as journalist and artist in the courtroom over that one year with a reading from her book of poetry, Required Reading: a witness in words and drawings to the Reena Virk Trials, 1998-2000. The talk is part of the IKBLC Gallery art exhibition programming.

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