Upcoming Presentation Explores ‘Save Our Prison Farms’ Movement

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How the ‘Save Our Prison Farms‘ movement fit into the long history of grass-roots protest and political activism in Kingston is the subject of a talk by Clarke Mackey later this month.

The Heritage Resource Centre is hosting the event with Clarke Mackey – an Emeritus Professor at Queen’s University in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University, where he has taught for almost 30 years – on November 23 at City Hall.

Prof. Mackey has worked as a director, cinematographer, editor, producer or writer on more than 50 film, television and new media projects. He co-produced 2004’s ‘Til the Cows Come Home’, which tells the story of the citizen’s movement that fought to stop the closure of the Frontenac Prison Farm in Kingston.


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The “Prison Farms and Protest in Kingston” presentation will include video clips from his documentary ‘Til the Cows Come Home’ to highlight how the Prison Farms movement fits into the Kingston’s history of grass-roots protest and political activism.

The presentation takes place on Thursday, November 23 at 10am in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street.

It 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 CityofKingston.ca/HRC.

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