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Presentation explores history of grass-roots protest and political activism in Kingston

November 7, 2017 -

The Heritage Resource Centre will host a talk by Clarke Mackey on how the Save Our Prison Farms movement fits into the long history of grass-roots protest and political activism in Kingston on Thursday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Clarke Mackey is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Film and Media at Queen's University, where he has taught for almost 30 years. He has worked as a director, cinematographer, editor, producer or writer on over 50 film, television and new media projects. Clarke co-produced Til the Cows Come Home, released in 2014, which tells the story of the citizen's movement that fought to stop the closure of the Frontenac Prison Farm in Kingston.

Mackey's presentation, "Prison Farms and Protest in Kingston," will feature video clips from his documentary Til the Cows Come Home (2014), to highlight how the Save Our Prison Farms movement fits into the long history of grass-roots protest and political activism in Kingston.

This is the sixth presentation in the City's Heritage Resource Centre speaker series.

Registration is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot now at www.CityofKingston.ca/HRC.

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