April 4th, 2019, will see the official launch of:
Lexèywa – I Pass The Torch To You by Beatrice Elaine Silver
Beatrice Silver tells the story of her childhood as a Sto:lo girl in Sumas. Leaving home to live at Indian Residential School was an inevitable event, and all her older siblings had already been attending for many years. They never talked about the school but her brothers prepared her for it by teaching her boxing! This story allows the reader to walk in the little shoes of a girl who survived the infamous school by force of will; confidence in her family; and the strength of her identity.
Developed through a series of talks, as a guest to the Robert Bateman Secondary School’s Art Activism class, the book is amplified by inclusion of the fabulous images the students painted in response to Ms. Silver’s stories.
The event takes place at 7pm at The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford.