When: Thursday January 28, 7pm
Where: The Albion, upstairs. 49 Norfolk St., corner of Norfolk & MacDonnell, downtown Guelph. (Please note the last minute location change)
Cost: Free. Donations accepted for Hanlon Creek Defenders legal fees
* Please accept our apologies for last-minute location change. We are sorry this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
Aric McBay – writer, activist, and small-scale organic farmer – argues that activists need to think and organize like a resistance movement. McBay explains how greenwashing derails effective action and why industrial civilization is doomed – and why that’s not a bad thing. He shares crucial strategic lessons that today’s activists can learn from resistance movements from the past. Much of this is from his work on a forthcoming book, Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet, co-authored with Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith.
Author of Peak Oil Survival: Preparation for Life after Gridcrash, and co-author of What We Leave Behind with Derrick Jensen, McBay also created In the Wake: A Collective Manual-in-progress for Outliving Civilization (www.inthewake.org). Aric and his partner run a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) farm near Kingston, Ontario (ww.rootradicalrows.com).
“Industrial civilization is incompatible with life. It is systematically destroying life on this planet, undercutting its very basis. This culture is, to put it bluntly, murdering the earth. Unless it’s stopped – whether we intentionally stop it or the natural world does, through ecological collapse or other means – it will kill every living being. We need to stop it.” – preface to What We Leave Behind