Monday, September 15th 11am-2pm
Tuesday, September 16th 11am-2pm
Radical Rush (RR) is an organizational fair for progressive, alternative and radical activist groups of Gainesville to recruit new members and publicize their work to students. The Rush is presented in the form of a collaborative tabling effort. Anyone i...nterested in learning about progressive social change and/or becoming more active in the community has the opportunity to talk with group members about their organization.
Campus and community-based groups participate, with the added bonus of helping to bridge the “town/gown” divide and allow activists working on a wide variety of issues to meet each other, network, and learn about each other’s organizations. RR also helps break through the generation gap, fostering inter-generational collaboration as students and younger activists are introduced to older, seasoned organizers for a wide variety of causes.
Labor Rights? In My Fantasy Lit?"
"It's More Likely Than You'd Think!"
Wednesday, 9/17, 7:30 PM at the CMC: local author and Wild Iris groupie Shira Glassman introduces her latest book, Climbing the Date Palm....
Inspired by the Alachua County Wage Theft Task Force and her own spouse's union organizing, Date Palm is a fairy tale about worker's rights and wage theft, with plenty of queer characters (and a dragon.)
She will be accompanied by speakers from the Wage Theft Task Force itself, to talk about the movement that inspired the story.
About Climbing the Date Palm
The highly anticpated second novel from local author Shira Glassman is now available for pre-order. Copies will be released late July. We also have The Second Mango available if you're new to the series.
Prince Kaveh, the youngest son of the king of the City of Red Clay, is bisexual, and is completely besotted with Farzin, the engineer his father hired to oversee the improvements to the city's roads and bridges. However, the king doesn't share his positive feelings. After Farzin ends up at the head of the protest that ensues when the workers are only paid a third of their promised wages, he's thrown in prison and is scheduled to be executed.
Queen Shulamit, who rules over the neighboring nation of Perach, is eager to assist the desperate prince. She, too, loves justice and has a same-sex partner. She's also hoping Kaveh, with his royal blood, is willing to give her and her sweetheart a legitimate heir in exchange. But can she find a peaceful solution that will pacify the king next door, get his workers fairly paid, and free Farzin, or will she and her dragon-riding bodyguard Rivka have to go to war?
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Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma, determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet. Boldly facing his mortality, the spirited Clark and his partner Jane have joined with a compassionate local cemeterian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut.
Documenting one community's role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A Will for the Woods follows Clark’s dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, and environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy.
This screening is sponsored by the non-profit organization, Conservation Burial, Inc. (CBI). CBI is committed to the mission of promoting natural burial practices in cemeteries that conserve land and reunite people with the environment. CBI’s opened it’s first conservation cemetery; Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery (Gainesville, FL), in 2010. Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery is Florida’s only certified conservation burial ground and one of about 20 such cemeteries across the nation.
There will be a Q & A and discussion following the film viewing.
Run time 102 minutes
Gainesville queer babe, DJ Shoogacane of Queerotic Dance Night, and amazing photographer of queer culture in Gaynesville, Shoog McDaniel, is preparing for an exhibit to showcase their new body of work, Queers In Nature. Come shake yo' thang to help Shoog frame their amazing artwork! From Shoog:
As many of you know, one of my biggest passions is taking pictures. Recently I have been compiling a body of themed work entitled Queers in Nature and I want to have a photography exhibit to showcase what I feel is important and beautiful about the world. Sometime in the next year, I will have 3 walls to fill at the F.L.A. Gallery in downtown Gainesville, Florida. I am extremely excited to show my work, but I need funds to print out the photos and frame them. This is why I wanna throw a kickass fundraiser! I wanna make y'all move, and support queer community and art while doing it. Please come out and DANCE DANCE DANCE and donate to help me make this dream a reality. AS ALWAYS, I will be playing the hottest jamz, remixes, and a little top 40 for good measure. PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!!!
cost is $5-20 sliding scale.
xo DJ Shoogacane
If you cannot make it/ don't want to come to the dance party and still wish to contribute, please send me a private message. I appreciate anything! ♥♥"