Victory Series

Please join Aric McBay to discuss some exciting movements and what we can learn from them.

·  Weds Feb 28 @ 7pm (Virtual) – The Green Bans

·  Weds Mar 13 @ 7pm (Virtual) – Parcel C, Boston Chinatown

·  Weds Mar 20 @ 7pm – Richmond Dump (Kingston, in person)

We’ll start with a brief recap of each movement’s history and impact. Then Aric will facilitate a group discussion about why they won and how we can apply those lessons and inspirations to our own work.

If you register, Aric will send you short passages about the featured movement to read before the discussion — this is a unique opportunity for you to engage with and help shape a book in progress.

Please sign up in advance so that you can get the reading and so that we know how many people to expect:

Space will be limited at some events. This series is presented in conjunction with Just Recovery Kingston.

The Green Bans (1971-1974) – In the 1970s, Australian unions and neighbourhood groups work together to fight gentrification and the destruction of urban green space. And they use a powerful new tactic—the green ban—to stop billions of dollars of construction.

Parcel C, Boston Chinatown 
(1993-1994) – In the 1990s, Boston’s Chinatown had the highest density of any neighbourhood in the city, and the smallest amount of green space per person. When an institution tried to seize the last undeveloped lot of a new parking garage, organizers fought back against environmental racism with a powerful coalition and an alternate vision of a new community center.

Richmond Dump (1988-present) – A small group of anti-dump organizers in Ontario defeat the largest garbage company in the world, thanks to persistence, diverse skills, and an alliance between settlers and Indigenous peoples.

March for the Land! Kingston bus!

Kingston bus to March for the Land (Sept 27, 2023)

Just Recovery Kingston invites you to join us in supporting the Indigenous communities of the historic Land Defence Alliance against unwanted mining! Members of five Northern Ontario First Nations will be marching in Toronto with allies from across the province. 

Meet us on Wednesday, September 27 at 8am, at the Memorial Centre to board the bus for departure.

The event in Toronto will run from roughly 12pm to 3pm, with a return to Kingston immediately after. This march is a family-friendly event.

We ask that you pack a lunch and check the weather in advance to dress appropriately. The bus will be going rain or shine!

Sign up for your spot on the bus at:

Questions? Email Aric.McBay (at) or call Aric at 613.985.1117.