Florida Organic Growers: Farming in the City Lecture

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 4:31pm

Farming in the City: Wednesday the 28th from 6-8pm (Tickets)

In this FREE lecture, Curtis will give you a virtual tour of his urban farming operation in Kelowna, BC and describe how, despite having no previous experience and only a shoestring budget, he turned a profit of more than $20,000 his first year and double that profit every year since. Who is this workshop for? Are you ag-curious? Interested in getting started in urban agriculture? Want to see how Curtis started with no experience and built his farming venture in to a profitable and flexible lifestyle? Then this lecture is for you.

When:
Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated

CMC, Gainesville Dream Defenders and Wild Iris Benefit show!

Published kenziecooke - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:40pm

Sliding scale $10-20. No one will be turned away.  We are planning to have live blues and funk played by black local artists, black local art being displayed, and perhaps a documentary screening inside the CMC. We are inviting vendors and asking for food donations or discounts from local black eateries. Funds raised will be given to the CMC and Wild Iris to help pay our bills and provide more important and educational programs in the future and to the Gainesville Dream Defenders to help them with events, fundraising shirts, and action materials.

Should be a very fun night!

When:
Sat, 02/28/2015 - 6:00pm
Cost: 
$10-20 sliding scale

Black History Month @ CMC: "Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners"

Published kenziecooke - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:36pm

Co-sponsored by Wild Iris Books and Books for Prisoners The high stakes crime, political movement, and trial that catapults the 26 year-old newly appointed philosophy professor at the University of California at Los Angeles into a seventies revolutionary political icon. Nearly forty years later, and for the first time, Angela Davis speaks frankly about the actions that branded her as a terrorist and simultaneously spurred a worldwide political movement for her freedom.

Wild Iris Books will be selling reading material to send to prisoners. You may also bring your own.  Please bring a book to donate to Gainesville Books for Prisoners and sign up to help fill orders!

When:
Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated

Courtyard Women of Color Brunch!

Published kenziecooke - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:34pm

The Civic Media Center, Dream Defenders and Wild Iris Books invite women of color in Gainesville to join us for brunch in the Courtyard. A wonderful opportunity for WOC to meet, network and get to know one another!

When:
Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated

Black History Month @ CMC: "Curators of Hip Hop" with Q&A with Director

Published kenziecooke - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:32pm

We've partnered with Dream Defenders to bring a meaningful community Black History Month program this February!

Inspired by the motivation to preserve hip hop culture and its artists, the Curators of Hip Hop tours through the lives of five “dreamers” looking to make a mark in the hip hop world.

The Curators of Hip Hop documentary traces the true tale of five MCs whose stories demonstrate the power of dedication leading to endless possibilities. Starring Ahmad Lewis, Prie, Matt Reeves, Logic, and Dee-1. The documentary follows the lives of these five “dreamers” looking to make it in the hip hop world. Through extensive interviews with the artists, The Curators of Hip Hop verifies that the style isn’t dead, or even close to it.

The director will be present for a Q&A and discussion afterwards!

 

When:
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated
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