Join RIT Alumna and Co-Author of Victoria's Voice for a Discussion, Book Signing & Reception
Friday, March 29
3 - 5 p.m.
RIT Joseph M. Lobozzo '95 Alumni House
The Lobozzo Alumni House is located on the RIT campus on the west side of campus across from the Red Barn. Please follow on-campus signage.
This event is free but registration is required by March 26. Books will be available for purchase. Interpreters provided upon request subject to availability. Please make your request today by going to MyAccess.rit.edu.
On June 6, 2015, David and Jackie Siegel received the call that no parent should ever get. Their beautiful, vibrant, 18-year-old daughter Victoria had died of a drug overdose. The Siegels vowed to do whatever it takes to prevent this from happening to other parents.
Right after Victoria passed away, Jackie was contacted by one of Victoria's friends directing her to look in Victoria’s bedroom nightstand for a secret diary she kept, and further indicating that Victoria had asked that it be published. The Siegels decided to honor Victoria's wish. "Our daughter's legacy is that her death will save thousands of other people's lives" - that's the commitment by her parents, David and Jackie Siegel, and their reason for publishing her diary.
Victoria's diary, in her own hand and featuring her own art, is preceded by introductions from her parents, and followed by deeply touching remembrances from her younger siblings, as well as a glossary of often-abused substances, valuable tips and resources. Victoria's Voice is a compelling journey into the mind of a remarkable teenager: sometimes happy and healthy; but often dramatically influenced by drugs and alcohol.
This is truly Victoria's Voice – in her own words.
When and Where
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Joseph M. Lobozzo Alumni House
Open to the Public