The weekly Tuesday open mic at Rockey's Piano Bar visits the Civic Media Center for one night in honor of Black History Month. Come out and enjoy spoken word, poetry, singing and African singing and drumming.
Come join Food Not Bombs for our Black History Month double feature of two half hour films centering around the subjects of race, colonialism, and agriculture. Food and discussion will be provided!
Seeds of Freedom (30:13) charts the story of seed from its roots at the heart of traditional, diversity-rich farming systems across the world, to being transformed into a powerful commodity, used to monopolise the global food system.
Seeds of Sovereignty (37:29) shares the stories of African communities embarking on a journey to revive their traditional seed diversity, and take back control over their food systems. Forging a path toward a socially just, ecologically sane and sovereign future, they are courageously challenging the corporate, profit driven model of agriculture imposed upon them.
Donations are appreciated (though not required!) in the forms of money, non-perishable food, spices, plates, and silverware!
For generations, women of color have been called on to celebrate ourselves when the world doesn’t see our value. We have elevated each other and validated our own worth, thriving in spaces where we privilege ourselves: our unique experiences, our voices, and the intersectionality of our identities as women of color.
To continue in this tradition, and as part of Black History Month, The Civic Media Center, The Dream Defenders and Wild Iris Books are celebrating with a Woman of Color Brunch: a space for us, by us. Let us gather in honor of ourselves, our sisters, women who move through the world as women of color.
Join us for mimosas, a playlist that will take you there, food, and community!
It is up to you whether you wear a party dress, suit and tie, sweatpants, or whatever feels best on your skin. (We strongly believe in women’s right to choose.)
Just come celebrate with us. All those who identify as women and specifically as women of color are welcome.
Bring a dish, bring a drink, or just bring your energy! We will be happy to be with you however you are.
Gainesville’s longest-running open poetry reading, every Thursday night since 1994. All styles of poetry, acoustic music and a cappella singing, spoken word, performance art and more! Bring your friends for a night of artistic expression. Signup starts at 9pm.
Come celebrate the release of Telomeres' belabored Arrow EP and the joyous local music of artists
Doors at 9pm around the back of the CMC : )