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

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:43pm

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 - 3:36pm

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 - 3:32pm

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 - 3:20pm

 

 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 

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

Movie Monday: "Let the Fire Burn"

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:12pm

In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated—and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “...let the fire burn.” Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.

When:
Mon, 10/26/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation

Live Music: THE PAISLEY FIELDS / TELOMERES / THE MOURNING GLORIES

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:09pm

Country Music Pioneers, The Paisley Fields, Refuse to be Fenced In

The Paisley Fields are taking their boundary-defying, Brooklyn brand of alt-country on the road in support of their new five song EP, Oh These Urban Fences...

Along with their award-winning original music, The Paisley Fields will play some classic country covers at their live shows.

The group is performing as trio, with Kentucky-based banjo player Willie Huston joining singer/pianist/songwriter James Wilson and singer Anna Volpe.

A gay man, Wilson is not the cowboy hat-wearing, good old boy one pictures when thinking about country music. He cuts a different kind of cowboy figure.

But Wilson, along with the rest of The Paisley Fields, is unapologetic about pushing boundaries and seeking inspiration in the unexpected.

Wilson may write about falling in love with men but the songs offer up classic country themes like loss and heartbreak.

“The Paisley Fields’ music is not only unique, but the lyrics are thoughtful and can strike a chord with any audience member,” singer Anna Volpe states.

The Urban Fences Tour is the fourth regional tour for the band in 2015.

See The Paisley Fields live and in person at Civic Media Center in Gainesville, FL on October 20th at 9:00PM with local acts, Telomures and Mourning Glories. Pre-sale for Oh These Urban Fences… begins October 2nd. Visit http://www.thepaisleyfields.com/tour/ for a full list of dates. 

Joining the Paisley Fields will also be locals Telomeres and The Mourning Glories.

the Mourning Glories, who play traditional folk music, will be leading us in a gender non-conforming contra dance! 

Don't miss this night of queer country fun!

When:
Tue, 10/20/2015 - 9:00pm
Cost: 
$5-10 suggested donation

Movie Monday: "Ten Years after Katrina: 'Resilience,' 'Recovery' & REALITY"

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:06pm

August 29, 2015 marks the tenth year since Hurricane Katrina became a platform for a “conservative recovery agenda” pushed by then President George W. Bush. This agenda spearheaded the privatization of public places and public services in New Orleans and the storm-damaged communities of the Gulf Coast Region. The inequities and unjust outcomes of this agenda are laid bare in the short film "Ten Years after Katrina: 'Resilience,' 'Recovery' & REALITY" produced by the Greater New Orleans Organizers Roundtable.

Who defines “recovery” and “resilience” in a region of the United States that is vulnerable to hurricanes, where communities are sacrificed to the petrochemical and tourism industries, and elected officials deny climate change? The vidoe documentary explores the answer to this question through the lived experiences of African American, Vietnamese American, and Latino community organizers defending human rights against a tide of disaster-profiteering and displacement. "Ten Years after Katrina: 'Resilience,' 'Recovery' & REALITY" reveals that Katrina is not simply the name of a hurricane, but a continuing moment in American life at the intersection of race, class, gender, privilege, power, and climate-induced disasters.

 

Joining us in discussion will be speaker Justin Hosbey, a PhD candidate, Teaching Associate at UF and the coordinator of the African American History Project at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.

Justin Hosbey is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida. His doctoral research interrogates the social consequences of the privatization of public schools and prisons in post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

http://organizersroundtable.com/

When:
Mon, 10/19/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation

Anniversary Fundraising Dinner at First Magnitude

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:00pm

The Civic Media Center will mark the start of its 22nd year on Saturday October 17th with a fundraising  event (it just doesn't stop!) at one of the coolest and most community-friendly spaces in town, First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St.  This is located one block east of S. Main St. and a
block south of the Gainesville-Hawthorne bike trail, at the south edge of the soon-to-be Depot Park.

Our event will run from 5-8 pm, and includes dinner prepared from produce donated by various local farms including Frog Song Organics, Glades Ridge Dairy, Possum Hollow farm, Siembra Farm, Archer Market Garden and Farmer John as well as raffle and silent auction items from local supporters like John Moran, Civilization, Crane Ramen, Paramount Grill, Harmony Point Acupuncture, Palmstone Studio,  Whiskey House, Midnight, Frog Song Organics, North West Seafood and Loosey's. Great beer will of course be available from our hosts at First Mag.  Music and sound system by the Weeds of Eden with other performers that will be announced.

Dinner will be available to those who purchase a wristband by making a $25 donation, but those who just want to come and show support can attend as well for a suggested $10.  Please come, and if you can't, please consider a donation anyway.

Over the years the CMC has touched the hearts and minds of many people with the speakers it has brought to town, the numerous events it has organized, the books and other publications read, and bonds of friendship and solidarity formed among those who have met and worked together in this unique and valued community resource.  Due to a multiplicity of factors, this year has been a really hard one financially, so while we can celebrate the past, we need your help to rise to the challenges we face. Direct donations can be made to the CMC website via PayPal <www.civicmediacenter.org>  or by the mail to 433 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601

Thanks,

 

Joe Courter

 

raffle/silent auction: 
Paramount Grill - 2 gift certificates
Harmony Point Acupuncture
Palmstone Studio

dinner:  Archer Market Garden

When:
Sat, 10/17/2015 - 5:00pm
Cost: 
$10-25

Movie Monday: "Concerning Violence"

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:59pm

Concerning Violence combines newly discovered archival material depicting some of the most daring moments in the confrontation with colonial power, accompanied by singer Lauryn Hill's searing narrative and drawn from psychologist/philosopher Frantz Fanon's seminal anticolonial text, The Wretched of the Earth.

In this potent, arresting, and surprisingly emotional film, Olsson artfully elucidates Fanon's psychiatric and psychological analysis of the dehumanizing effects of colonization on the individual and the nation. Concerning Violence makes accessible Fanon's theory that the violence of colonialism must be met with greater violence to be defeated, as well as his vision and plea to reject the lust for colonial power and instead embrace a more creative and humane society. As a result, Olsson's powerful documentary makes an accurate, timely, and vital contribution toward building a better world for the future.

When:
Mon, 10/12/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation
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