See Related Story


 See Related Story: The Murder of JR Warren

 On July 4, 2000, a black gay man named Arthur "JR" Warren was beaten 
 unconscious and run over with a Camaro to fake a hit-and-run accident.

 Brooklyn-based artist Rory Golden moved to West Virginia to become part of JR
 Warren's community and research the violent hate crime that informs this exhibit.

 Through automobile rear view mirrors  
 and two-sided, mixed media drawings,  
 See Related Story is designed to foster
 dialogue on race, sexuality, and

 Opening reception at noon on Tuesday, February 19, 2008. On display at the
 University Library 3rd floor gallery through May 16th, free and open to the public
 during all library hours.

 Further Reading

 Cline, F. X. (2000, July 13). Slaying of a gay black spurs call for justice.
      New York Times, A16.*

 Bull, C. (2001, January 16). A mother's faith. Advocate, 828/829, 40-42.*

 Moon, D., & Nakayama, T. (2005). Strategic Social Identities and Judgments: A
      Murder in Appalachia. Howard Journal of Communications, 16 (2), 87-107.*

 Nomani, A. Q. (2000, August 9). Bad Blood. Retrieved from

 Smith, V. (2001, July 19). Teen pleads guilty in gay slay. Retrieved from

 Roddy, D.B. (2000, July 12). Killing of gay black man shakes community:
      W. Va. town left looking for answers. Pittsburgh Post - Gazette, A-1.*

 *Access available only to CSUSM students, staff, and faculty.

  This exhibit is part of the Context: Library Series. Contact Melanie Chu at or (760) 750-4378 for more information.  

Spotlight design by Erica Espana.