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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.
The Gainesville Socialists is a bi-weekly reading and discussion group. Meetings are open to anyone who considers themselves a socialist, is interested in socialism, or is otherwise curious.
At this meeting, Gainesville Socialists will be discussing the introduction, chapters 1-5, and chapters 12-14 of Zombie Capitalism. Here is a description of the book:
"We've been told for years that the capitalist free market is a self-correcting perpetual growth machine in which sellers always find buyers, precluding any major crisis in the system. Then the credit crunch of August 2007 turned into the great crash of September–October 2008, leading one apologist for the system, Willem Buiter, to write of 'the end of capitalism as we knew it.'
As the crisis unfolded, the world witnessed the way in which the runaway speculation of the 'shadow' banking system wreaked havoc on world markets, leaving real human devastation in its wake. Faced with the financial crisis, some economic commentators began to talk of 'zombie banks'–financial institutions that were in an 'undead state' and incapable of fulfilling any positive function but a threat to everything else. What they do not realize is that twenty-first century capitalism as a whole is a zombie system, seemingly dead when it comes to achieving human goals."
Please contact email@example.com ASAP if you are unable to locate a copy of the reading.
They will also be discussing proposals for helping Gainesville Socialists grow and be more effective, so come out and bring your ideas!
"I'm Positive" goes inside the lives of three young people from around the country who are HIV positive. Although each faces the struggle of living with the virus, they all maintain a positive outlook on life.
Cosponsored by UF VOX and Planned Parenthood of North Florida
Everyone has a story. Come experience the power of personal narrative and make meaningful connections with members of Gainesville’s creative community.
This is an open-mic style event. Be there early to claim your spot in the lineup. Everyone is encouraged to participate. You don’t have to be an experienced storyteller; you just need to have something to say!
Our special guest is storyteller and Gainesville legend Vivian Filer. This skillful artist is a retired educator from the nursing department of Santa Fe College. She writes a weekly health column for the Gainesville Guardian, and she performs with her siblings, the well-known "Washington Sisters" who are known for their a capella singing. Vivian Filer is very instrumental in the resurrection of the Cotton Club located in SE Gainesville and continues to create fundraising activities for the completion of this project. Most importantly, her special talent is storytelling. In her performances, she shares many personal experiences as well as incorporates African folklore, stories, and poems.