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Women's Studies and Office of Africana Studies presents a film by Ira McKinley titled: The Throwaways. Ira McKinley is a filmmaker and activist and the producer and director of the award-winning documentary, The Throwaways (2014). McKinley started his activism early on when he participated in Act Up in Ithaca, NY in the 1980’s. During the winters of 2007/2008 he started a Homeless Arts Showcase inspired by his fifteen years being homeless himself in Northampton, MA’s Pulaski Park. McKinley has won Northampton Arts Council’s grant for an “Emerging Film Maker” (2009); as well as Producer of the Year for Northampton Community Television (2009). WATCH EXCERPTS FROM MCKINLEY’S AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY, The Throwaways (2014) and from McKinley’s current film in production, “Outta The Muck.” PARTICIPATE IN A Q & A TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MAKING DOCUMENTARY FILMS AND ESPECIALLY SOCIAL JUSTICE FILMS.