Zine Night

Published kenziecooke - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:29pm

Come appreciate the largest zine collection in the Southeast with some snacks and wine!

When:
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated

HALLOWEEN SCREENING OF HOCUS POCUS

Published kenziecooke - Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:56pm

Come out for some creepy treats and a fun Halloween movie!

$3-5 suggested donation please

DRESS UP IN YOUR COSTUMES!

When:
Wed, 10/28/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation

Wild Iris Books is honored to present Cynthia Wilson-Graham speaking about her work on Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs. Cynthia will be speaking about the process of collecting interviews and photos for the book and her quest to have a historical marker placed at the entrance. There will be a Q&A, open dialogue and book signing following her presentation.

Pre-order your books for the event here - http://shop.wildirisbooks.com/book/9780813061528.

Paradise Park was the "colored only" counterpart to Silver Springs, a central Florida tourist attraction famous for its crystal-clear water and glass bottom boats. Together the two parks comprised one of the biggest recreational facilities in the country before Disney World. From 1949 to 1969, boats passed each other on the Silver River--blacks on one side, whites on the other. Though the patrons of both parks shared the same river, they seldom crossed the invisible line in the water.

Full of vivid photographs, vintage advertisements, and interviews with employees and patrons, Remembering Paradise Park portrays a place of delight and leisure during the painful era of Jim Crow. Racial violence was at its height in Florida--the famous Groveland rape case happened right as Paradise Park opened--and many African Americans saw the park as a safe place for families. It was a popular vacation spot for the area’s black community, one of the most cohesive and prosperous in the South.

Tracing the color line through Florida's most famous spring, this book compares the park to other tourist destinations set aside for African Americans in the state and across the country. Though Silver Springs was Florida's only attraction to operate a parallel facility for African Americans, Paradise Park has been just a whisper in the story of Florida tourism until now.

About the authors:
Cynthia Wilson-Graham is an educator and lecturer, whose advocacy was instrumental to the installation of a historical marker by the Bureau of Historic Preservation at the former entrance to Paradise Park.

Lu Vickers is the author of Cypress Gardens, America’s Tropical Wonderland: How Dick Pope Invented Florida and the novel Breathing Underwater. She is coauthor of Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography.

Published by University of Florida Press, 2015

When:
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 6:00pm
Cost: 
donations appreciated

The Ecology of a Police State

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:04pm

Come find out about the intersections of mass incarceration, criminal justice and the environment.

An organizer with the Prison Ecology Project will be discussing the Project's effort to get the EPA to recognize environmental justice impacts on prisoners, and an effort to stop the construction of a new maximum security federal prison on 700 acres of endangered species habitat in eastern Kentucky.

We'll also be showing an excerpt from Up The Ridge, a documentary about the prison-building boom in Appalachia's coal country, and other short films on the prison/ecology connection.

For more info: PrisonEcology.org

Check out the PEP crowdfunding campaign: http://igg.me/at/prisonecology

When:
Tue, 11/17/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-10 suggted donation

Volunteer Training

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:46pm

We will be having a volunteer training form 1pm to 4pm covering topics from history/mission of cmc, location of items in the cmc, setting up for business, memberships, and checking items in and out. 

 

 

When:
Sun, 11/08/2015 - 1:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated

Monday Movie: "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:43pm

In honor of Grace Lee Boggs, who peacefully passed away on October 5th of this year, we will screen "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs".

The documentary film, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond. Boggs’s constantly evolving strategy—her willingness to re-evaluate and change tactics in relation to the world shifting around her—drives the story forward. Angela Davis, Bill Moyers, Bill Ayers, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Danny Glover, Boggs’s late husband James and a host of Detroit comrades across three generations help shape this uniquely American story. As she wrestles with a Detroit in ongoing transition, contradictions of violence and non-violence, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the 1967 rebellions, and non-linear notions of time and history, Boggs emerges with an approach that is radical in its simplicity and clarity: revolution is not an act of aggression or merely a protest. Revolution, Boggs says, is about something deeper within the human experience — the ability to transform oneself to transform the world.

When:
Mon, 11/02/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-$5 Suggested Donation

Wild Iris Free Store!

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:36pm

Join us for another round of Free Store - where everything is...... you guessed it - FREE! Wild Iris has amassed a stellar collection of clothing, shoes, make-up, jewelry and toiletries and it's become one of our regular events we're most proud of.

Free Store was set up with the needs of queer and trans people, people between housing, and those in special need in mind. So please spread the word to people who have access to those communities so that these objects can do the most good.

That being said, we humans still create so much stuff........ We have plenty to give, so come by and say hello - there's probably a treasure or two waiting for you.

Because of the limited space in Wild Iris Books, we're asking that for the time being you only bring clean sorted donations to Free Store events.

We are also happy to take monetary donations so we can supplement the clothing and such with items such as new socks, razors, pads/tampons, etc.

Next time:
Sat, 12/12/2015 - 2:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated

Until We Find Them! The Struggle Against Forced Disappearances in Mexico

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:32pm

Each fall Witness for Peace Southeast organizes a tour with a Latin American speaker who is personally affected by US policies and corporate practices in their home country.  This year we are proud to have Nadín Reyes Maldonado speak at the Civic Media Center at 7pm on Tuesday, November 10th. 

Come and learn of the impacts of U.S. policy on Mexico’s Drug War. Learn what YOU can do to protect the lives and human rights of everyday Mexicans affected by this situation.

Nadín Reyes Maldonado became a human rights defender in May 2007 when her father Edmundo Reyes Amaya and his friend Gabriel Alberto Cruz Sánchez were forcibly disappeared by the Mexican government. Although she was working as a teacher, she soon found that searching for her father and fghting for justice became a full time commitment.  In order to continue, she founded the Committee of Family Members of the Disappeared and Detained ‘Until We Find Them.” Today the organization, which is made up of four women - all relatives of forcibly disappeared - continue their work of reporting, raising consciousness, documenting, and providing support to other family members of detained and disappeared.  Earlier this year, they went on a national tour throughout Mexico to raise awareness about their tireless struggle for justice in the Edmundo Reyes-Gabriel Cruz case, as well as the phenomenon of forced disappearance in general.

Co-sponsors include Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice and The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.

When:
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation
Soldier’s Heart is a sophisticated graphic masterpiece about the damaging effects of war on soldiers and the toll it can take on families. 
 
Many soldiers come back from war and never talk about it - especially those from the Greatest Generation. Thus was the case with S/Sgt. Charles W. Tyler, who late in life began to open up to his daughter Carol. By looking at him, you would never know that he was wounded in combat, but as she states at the beginning: “Not all scars are visible.” 
 
The narrative unfolds over 360 pages of masterfully crafted drawings. Stunning ink and color washes weave through the decades: Tyler examines the past in sepia, confronts reality in stark black & white and uses rich color to convey the moods and fragility of the present.  She overlays her father’s memories with her own, while struggling to understand her troubled life: a failed marriage, a teenage daughter on the edge, and an elderly father and mother. Literate, emotionally engaging and historically accurate, Soldier’s Heart is a magnificent achievement.
When:
Wed, 11/11/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation

FEST 14 at the CMC

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 4:20pm

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

FRIDAY 10/30
 
 

CMC
ON
OFF

Koji
11:30:00
12:00:00

Tancred
10:50:00
11:20:00

Chris Farren
10:10:00
10:40:00

Grey Gordon
9:30:00
10:00:00

Billy The Kid
8:50:00
9:20:00

Jon Creeden
8:10:00
8:40:00

Jesse LeBourdais
7:30:00
8:00

Living Room - Acoustic on Friday/Saturday
6:50:00
7:20

DOORS:
6:30:00
 

Price:$10 donation to CMC or Free w/ FEST 14 pass. WALK UP SALES ONLY
All Ages
 

Load In
6:00:00
 

Open for Set Up
5:30:00
 

SAT OCT 31st
 
 

CMC
ON
OFF

Descendents/ ALL Acoustic Cover set by Sunshine State.
11:30:00
12:00:00

Jon Creeden
10:50:00
11:20:00

War on Women (acoustic)
10:10:00
10:40:00

Boyfriend Material
9:30:00
10:00:00

Joe Blake
8:50:00
9:20:00

Tim (Elway)
8:10:00
8:40:00

Dan Pottast
7:30:00
8:00:00

Mikey Erg
6:50:00
7:20:00

Kepi Ghoulie
6:10:00
6:40:00

KJ (Chixdiggit)
5:30:00
6:00:00

James Alex (Weston/ Beach Slang)
4:50:00
5:20:00

Coffee Project
4:10:00
4:40:00

Shaun the Revelator (Greenland Is Melting)
3:30:00
4:00:00

 
 
 

Doors
3:00:00
 

Price: $10 DONATION TO CMC or FREE WITH FEST 14 PASS (Walk Up Sales Only)
All Ages
 

Load In
2:00:00
 

Open for Set Up
1:30:00
 

SUN NOV 1st
 
 

CMC
ON
OFF

 
 
 

Henrietta (acoustic)
8:30:00
9:00:00

Paul Thomas (Buffalo Buffalo) acoustic set
7:50:00
8:20:00

Dave Dondero
7:10:00
7:40:00

The Lion and the Wolf
6:30:00
7:00:00

Toby Foster
5:50:00
6:20:00

Will Staler (Defiance, Ohio)
5:10:00
5:40:00

Bob Nanna
4:30:00
5:00:00

OPTIONS
3:50:00
4:20:00

Kiiks
3:10:00
3:40:00

Greg Rekus
2:30:00
3:00:00

Sammy Stephens
1:50:00
2:20:00

Everymen
1:10:00
1:40:00

 
 
12:50:00

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

When:
Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:00am
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated
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