"The Leech and the Earthworm"

Published kenziecooke - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:01pm

'Taking its title from a prescient folk tale of natural misinformation, this impressive and imaginatively assembled campaigning documentary explores the murky world of genetic sampling, engineering and ownership and its explicit links to a far from dormant colonialism. Focusing on the economic, ethical and legal issues around exploitation of blood taken from first-nation islanders, the film uses impressionistic image collages, effective scoring, archive footage and creative graphics to trace a centuries-old lineage of abuse and argues for an alternative, interdependent world view based on collaboration and long-held wisdoms. Ambitious, provocative and searching, it's a welcome and timely search for values and worth in the desert of the corporate sprawl'.
Produced by Debra Harry UK/USA 2003 68 minutes

London Time Out - Critic's Choice
The Leech and the Earthworm
A film by Max Pugh and Marc Silver


Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:00pm
$3-5 suggested donation

Women of Color Healing Gathering

Published Gaby Gross - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 3:19pm

“[Healing justice is] a framework that identifies how we can holistically respond to and intervene on generational trauma and violence and to bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our bodies, hearts and minds.” -- Cara Page, Black queer artist, organizer, and healing arts practitioner in the South.

The Women of Color Healing Gathering was inspired by a collective gathering held every solstice and equinox in Brooklyn, NY hosted by Harriet’s Apothecary. The purpose of this gathering here in Gainesville, FL is to provide an opportunity for women healers and therapeutic arts specialists living locally and surrounding areas of Florida to assemble together to share our gifts and services. The purpose of inviting women of color is to create a safe space where we can discuss sacred and sensitive conditions that affect us as a community. As well as strategize on creating projects to support social justice activists and community workers with self-help.

These healing practices can range from massage therapy, reiki, sacred adornment, herbs, dance, yoga and chakra balancing. These are just a few of the many practices that we possess and others have not been exposed to yet to facilitate and sustain our continual journey of healing justice.

Women of Color healers and practitioners of various therapeutic and healing practices are invited to participate in this event. We are asking your support in making this happen. We would like you to consider sponsoring this project. You are open to share your services and products at this event and be included on our marketing collateral as a sponsor. Our intention is to make this event affordable to interested Women of Color and with your support we can make this a successful event.

This event is a safe and open space for LGBTQ Women of Color.

If you are interested in vending or giving a skills-share presentation please complete the google form here http://goo.gl/forms/eHsDGNmGTT

Sliding scale entry fee: $3.00 to $10.00 dollars for attendees.

A portion of the funds raised will be donated to Clarissa Valadez-Rios on her journey to becoming a midwife!!

Please feel free to share this event with other women of color who would be interested in participating. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to call Teonia Burton at 352-240-5670 or email her at teonia.burton@gmail.com

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 12:00pm
$3-10 Sliding Scale

Gainesville Socialists

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:25pm

Gainesville Socialists is a weekly discussion, reading, and organizing group. Meetings are open to anyone who considers themselves a socialist, is interested in socialism, or is otherwise curious.

To get faster updates from Gainesville Socialists, send an email to gnvsoc@gmail.com with the subject line "add" to be added to their list-serv and/or add their page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gainesville-Socialists/256431717875902

Next time:
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated

Food Not Bombs Dinner and a Movie: "Forks Over Knives"

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:02pm

Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.

Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:00pm
$3-5 suggested donation

"Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?"

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:28pm

From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated

To Write Love On Her Arms Benefit Show

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:20pm

To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

  As a UChapter of To Write Love On Her Arms we work to embody the mission and vision of TWLOHA. We are a community of students who offer hope and support to those dealing with depression, self-injury, addiction and thoughts of suicide. We also work to raise awareness and break down the stigma surrounding these issues.
   To aid us in our goals we hold an annual benefit show featuring music and poetry, and the proceeds go directly to help those individuals dealing with mental health issues. The benefit show is designed to invite people into a conversation about issues that aren’t openly talked about. Our hope is that music will become a platform to talk about the issues and to remind the people in the room that if these are things they are struggling with they are not alone. Our goal is that the show echoes the original TWLOHA story that says “songs are brave things bold enough to sing when all they know is darkness.”
Join TWLOHA for a night of acoustic music!
Sat, 03/21/2015 - 8:00pm

The Civic Media Center Spring Benefit Concert!

Published nailah.summers - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 6:48pm

Join us on Saturday, March 14th for an afternoon of live music and food!

Performers include:
Renee is a Zombie
Company Man
Thin Skins
Wild Shiners
Wax Wings
The Shambles

Food trucks from around Gainesville will be there too!

Entrance is sliding scale $10-30. Give what you can!

Money raised will go to the Civic Media Center.

Location: Akira Wood @ the Baird Center

S. Main St.& Depot Ave

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 3:00pm
$10-30 sliding scale

"The Red Detachment of Women"

Published kenziecooke - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:47pm
Based on the true stories of a 100+ member all-female Special Company of the 2nd Independent Division of Chinese Red Army, The Red Detachment of Women tells the story of the journey of Qiong Hua from being a slave girl and prisoner of landlord Nan Batian to a conscientious revolutionary fighter.

Hosted by Gainesville Socialists, a reading, discussion, and organizing group | meetings every Tuesday @ 7pm
Facebook: Gainesville Socialists | Email: gnvsoc@gmail.com

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 7:00pm
$3-5 suggested donation

Telomeres Album Release Show

Published kenziecooke - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 3:26pm

Come celebrate the release of Telomeres' belabored Arrow EP and the joyous local music of artists


Jordan Burchel

Wax Wings

Doors at 9pm around the back of the CMC : )

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 9:30pm

A Community of Calling In

Published kenziecooke - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:02pm
How do we intervene when there is something terrible happening in our community that we cannot ignore?
How do we have difficult conversations with the ones we love?
How do we work on our communication skills so we are receptive to receiving some potentially harsh comments?
How do we build a community where we can "call in" on problematic behaviors?

Join us friends for a night briefly exploring these options. We're trying to start up the monthly Intervention Skills Workshop (round 2!), and we wanted your opinions on how to best serve our community

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated
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