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Symposium: P4W 20+ Years Later / Public Events

Friday, October 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM – Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 10:00 PM
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D214
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It’s been over 20 years since the Kingston Prison for Women (P4W) closed. Since then, more prisons have opened, and the changes that were promised when P4W closed have not been delivered. This gathering brings people together to connect with each other, reflect on the legacy of P4W, and discuss how to create change.

What Fools These Mortals Be
Friday 10.21, 1:00-5:00 pm  
A three screen video installation inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream co-created and performed by 14 formerly incarcerated women in Vancouver.
Location: Isabel Bader Centre, Art and Media Lab (1st floor), 390 King St W.
Carceral Logics and the Limits of Reform
Saturday 10.22, 2:30-4:00 pm          
Panel discussion with speakers Rachel Fayter, Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Debra Parkes, Dawn Moore
Location:  Mackintosh Corry D214  
*To submit a question for the panel, or to receive a link to the audio recording post-event, please message

P4W: Prison for Women (1981)
Saturday 10.22, 7:00pm          
An unprecedented look into the lives of women incarcerated in P4W, rendered with intimacy and compassion. Q&A with the film’s directors, Holly Dale and Janis Cole.
Location: The Screening Room, 120 Princess St

Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Archive/Counter-Archive, and Queen’s University. Organized by Lisa Guenther, Brenda Longfellow, Linda Mussell.

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