Movie Monday: "After Mass"

Published nailah.summers - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:27pm

The world looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of the ruinous freeways of car-oriented civilization. Aftermass is the first feature documentary to explore the events, people, politics, and social changes that led to Portland becoming the first major bicycle city in the United States. Aftermass features many of the leaders and major participants behind the growth of bicycling ridership since 1971. The narrative demonstrates the complex dynamic throughout the 1990s between advocacy organizations, politicians, city planners, and the then new, grassroots Critical Mass ride. The film is full of smiling faces on two wheels, but also explores the controversies, setbacks, and bumps along the way, including riots, political roadblocks, and an illegal police spy.

When:
Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation

Live Music: HAWN, Blue Herons, No Death

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:13pm

Night of live music with sparse, spooky, off-kilter pop touring act from New Orleans, HAWN, local shoegaze, dream pop band Blue Herons and No Death, another Gainesville local.

When:
Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation

Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Let's Talk About Safer Sex!

Published nailah.summers - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:32pm
Please join us along with Samantha Evans, a Health Promotion Specialist from GatorWell Health Promotion Services, and Naomi Ardjomand-Kermani, who is a HIV Prevention Coordinator from WellFlorida Council (Funded by the Department of Health) for a safe sex workshop on November 12th at 6:30 PM at the CMC. 

This interactive session will include information about birth control, Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV, as well as risk reduction tips. There will also be a thorough overview of barrier methods and demonstrations. Discussion about BDSM and Kink will be incorporated.

This workshop is an initiative from WellFlorida Council, Inc.Strive UF,GatorWell Health Promotion ServicesLGBT Affairs at the University of FloridaRural Women's Health Project, and Wild Iris Books!

 
When:
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated

Movie Monday: "Garbage Warrior"

Published nailah.summers - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:06pm

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.

Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills.

Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.

When:
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation

Movie Monday: "Disruption"

Published nailah.summers - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:01pm

‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’

Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.

The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.

This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

Run time: 52 minutes

When:
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation
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