SpringBoard 2012 Featuring Guest Speaker Rob Lorei, News Director of Tampa Community Radio Station WMNF 88.5

Published Jimmy - Wed, 03/28/2012 - 12:24am

 

 

 

The Board of the Civic Media Center will hold its annual SpringBoard Fundraiser at the Matheson Museum on Friday evening, March 30 beginning at 6:30pm. The event will include a dinner, incorporating a wide selection of food from many of our area’s fine independent restaurants, and a variety of raffle and silent auction items to bid on. This year’s keynote speaker will be Rob Lorei, the news director of Tampa Bay’s great community sponsored radio station, WMNF, who will speak about “Keeping Progressive, Non-corporate Media Relevant in the Modern Communications Landscape,” as well as looking ahead to covering this summer’s Republican Convention in Tampa. In the past three decades, WMNF has grown to be a major force in the Tampa/St. Pete area, and Rob has been with them from the start.

Additionally, as of last year, we are incorporating the Jack Penrod Award for Peace and Justice ceremony into our event. The Penrod Award is presented to Gainesville activists by the Gainesville chapter of Veterans for Peace, the Alachua County Labor Party, and United Faculty of Florida in memory of the late University of Florida professor, labor and civil rights activist, and Spanish Civil War veteran John "Jack" Penrod. This year, the two awardees are Kimberly Hunter and Katie Walters. Both have strong CMC ties. Kimberly, in addition to working on the CMC Oral History project, is a paid staffer with the Alachua Coounty Labor Party and has also been coordinating actions with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Katie is a past coordinator of the CMC, a staffer at Bread & Roses Women’s Clinic, and is currently fundraising chair of the Gainesville International Socialist Organization chapter.

The SpringBoard is the CMC's largest single fundraiser of the year, and a great gathering of the local progressive activist community. Advance tickets are $10 and will be available at the CMC, and the requested donation at the door will be $15-20. Doors will open at 6:30p.m. for socializing and dinner, the Penrod Award will run from approximately 7:30p.m. to 8p.m., followed by our speaker. Following his 20 minute talk and an approximately 20 minute Q & A session, we’ll have more socializing, announce the winners of the raffle and auction, and have the event wrapped up by 10p.m.

 

Cost: 
$10 advance (at CMC & Wild Iris Books), $15 @ door
Where: 
Matheson Museum
When:
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Matheson Museum
Cost: 
$10 advance (at CMC & Wild Iris Books), $15 @ door