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Mackay Lecture to Discuss Abolition and Decolonization

By Tyler Senecharles ’20

St. Lawrence University will host Lisa Guenther who will deliver this year’s Kathryn Fraser Mackay Memorial Lecture from 4:30 to 6 on Thursday, March 7, in Carnegie Hall, room 10. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Queen’s National Scholar in Political Philosophy and Critical Prison Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Guenther is the author of Solitary Confinement: Social Death and its Afterlives and co-editor of Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration. From 2012 to 2017, she facilitated a discussion group with men on death row in Tennessee called REACH Coalition. She is currently researching the relationship between slavery, settler colonialism, and incarceration in Canada and the United States.  

The Kathryn Fraser Mackay Memorial Lectureship fund was established in 1980 by Donald and Lottie Mackay in memory of their daughter, Kathryn Fraser Mackay ’77, and supports lectures coordinated by the religious studies and philosophy departments.

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