City to Continue Sir John A. 360 Conversation with Public Workshops

Published on: 2019/10/03 - in News

A series of community workshops will take place this month as the City continues to host public conversations on how Kingston can share a more inclusive history of Sir John A. Macdonald.

The workshops, which follow the Sir John A. 360 panel discussion event on September 17, will take place on October 16 and 17.

Members of the community are invited to attend one of three workshop session to be held in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge St.) on October 16 from 10am to noon, and October 15 between 2pm and 4pm and another session from 6pm to 8pm.

“These community workshops represent the next step in not only the conversation around Sir John A. Macdonald and his legacy, but also towards achieving the goals of the Your Stories, Our Histories project, which aims to identify and share a broader understanding of our local history,” said Manager of Cultural Heritage at the City of Kingston, Jennifer Campbell.

People interested in attending one of these above workshops – limited to 20 participants to allow everyone an opportunity to participate – can confirm their attendance online.

The City reports that residents trying to register in a full session on the above link may confirm their interest and availability to attend a workshop through the Sir John A. 360 Get Involved page. Additional workshops may be added to accommodate the number of interested residents.

Update: Check out this City of Kingston video about the workshops:

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