Screening of "The Square"

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:36pm

Directed by Jehane Noujaim (Control Room,, Rafea: Solar Mama)

The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years.

The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 7:00pm

Screening of "Refugee Here I Am"

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 4:33pm

Refugee here I am, is a musical documentary based on the life of a Congolese Musician Enzo Ikah, a refugee and a renown reggae artist living in Istanbul. Making the first legal reggae album in Turkey, Enzo gives hundreds of concerts and appears in various media chanels throughout the country. Through his music, Enzo raises his voice and creates dialogue with various authorities. He creates awareness about those lives in hardship, coming from war torn countries and conflicted areas.

Despite his growing fame ,Enzo does not give up living in his small room in Tarlabasi which he shares with the newcoming Syrian neighbours. He composes all his songs, day dreaming in his room, with the determination to raise hope among the refugee youth. The documentary, explores a single man’s extraordinary struggle, portraying his very creative way of  reaching out to the public, as Enzo transforms his life shaken under opression and hardship into an enchanting life musical.With his film, Enzo intends to advocate that every person should be able to realize their potentials make use of their talents and realize their dreams, despite the borders.


Mon, 12/14/2015 - 7:00pm

Roy Zimmerman Concert and Democratic Party Debate Broadcast

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 11/09/2015 - 4:24pm

Political satirist-singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman will be performing at the
Civic Media Center Saturday Nov 14th in an early show at 7:30 pm.   The show
will wind up by 9pm to accommodate watching the Democratic party debate that
evening at 9pm on the CMC's big screen.  Refreshments will be available or bring
your own.  A $5-10 sliding scale donation is requested to supports Roy's tour
and the CMC.  The CMC is at 433 S. Main St. visit  <>
for more information

Sat, 11/14/2015 - 7:30pm

Monday Movie: "Remote Area Medical"

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 5:05pm

The Alcachua County Labor Coalition will sponsor a screening of "Remote Area Medical".

About the film:

A debate over healthcare has been raging nationwide, but what's been lost in the discussion are the American citizens who live day after day, year after year without solutions for their most basic needs. Remote Area Medical documents the annual three-day "pop-up" medical clinic organized by the non-profit Remote Area Medical (RAM) in Bristol, Tennessee's NASCAR speedway. Instead of a film about policy, Remote Area Medical is a film about people, about a proud Appalachian community banding together to try and provide some relief for friends and neighbors who are simply out of options.

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 7:00pm
$3-5 suggested donation

Speaker: Debora Barros Fince, Colombian Human Rights Activist

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 3:25pm

The Civic Media Center welcomes Deborah Barros Fince: Wayuu indigenous activist from Colombia; Attorney, Artist, Mother, Human Rights Activist , and Victims' Representative in the Colombian Peace Negotiations in Havana, Cuba


In her visit to the U.S. this November Deborah Barros Fince will speak about the April 2004 massacre committed by paramilitary forces in her community at Bahia Portete, La Guajira, Colombia, which left 13 dead and several children missing, and the Wayuu fight for justice. In 2014 Deborah  traveled to Havana, Cuba to take part in the peace process between the Colombian government and FARC guerillas. Deborah went as a representative of victims of the Colombian conflict.

Deborah travels throughout Colombia and the world to tell her community's story and reach out for solidarity. Deborah will inform about the complex web of global corporate capitalism and the ongoing civil conflict in Colombia, including the role of the Colombian government, paramilitaries, and coal mining interests.

After her participation in the peace process where she argued for justice for victims of the armed conflict, Deborah stated, "I witnessed a clear disposition to achieve reconciliation, justice, and peace in Colombia."

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 7:00pm
$5 suggested donation

Zine Night

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

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

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


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

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

$3-5 suggested donation please


Wed, 10/28/2015 - 7:00pm
$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 -

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

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 6:00pm
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:

Check out the PEP crowdfunding campaign:

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 7:00pm
$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. 



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