Talk and Discussion with Aric McBay

September 16, 2019 - 5:00 pm

The Reflection Room
Kingston Hall Rm 213

In a time when human rights and our living planet are under attack, only powerful social movements and resistance movements can fight back and ensure a future of social and environmental justice.

In his new book Full Spectrum Resistance, Kingston-area author and organizer Aric McBay leads us through key lessons of movements through history and around the world. From the Suffragists to the Black Panthers, from Nelson Mandela to Gay Liberation, McBay illuminates the paths and pitfalls that movements must navigate, and the principles that make them succeed.

Full of stirring case studies and practical checklists, this book showcases the hard won lessons that movements for justice and freedom have learned.

At this event we’ll also discuss how these lessons and tools apply to struggles in our area, from the prison farms to the climate emergency.

Learn more about the book at

Aric McBay is an organizer, a farmer, and author of four books. He writes and speaks about effective social movements, and has organized campaigns around prison justice, Indigenous solidarity, pipelines, unionization, and other causes. His latest book is Full Spectrum Resistance, released in two volumes from Seven Stories Press (2019). /