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The Gainesville Iguana
is Gainesville's progressive
events calendar & newsletter.
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Bat festival October 10th The Lubee Bat Conservancy will host its fifth Florida Annual Bat
Festival in Gainesville on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 10:30
a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This unique event will provide a rare opportunity
for the general public and wildlife lovers to visit a working research center and to see the bats face-to-face. This is the only day
of the year when the center is open to the public. The festival is expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors from around the state
and throughout the country, about a 45% increase over the 1,400 who attended last year.
The conservancy, a non-profit organization, houses the larg-
est collection of captive fruit bats in the world and works with
global conservation partners to protect at-risk species of bats.
Efforts are focused on plant-visiting "fruit and nectar" bats be-
cause they are vulnerable to extinction yet vital to the world's
rainforests and deserts and to the economies of developing
countries. By protecting these bats Lubee works to conserve
more than 145 genera of plants that depend on bats for pollina-
tion and seed dispersal; the countless organisms that depend on
those plants for food and shelter; and ultimately all people that
depend on healthy ecosystems
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activities for the entire family, including crafts, a prize raffle, Available from Commercial News Providers
live music, a bat costume contest, and bat-themed merchandise
and local food vendors.
Proceeds from the festival will be used to fund education and
awareness programs for schools, libraries, scouting troops, and
wildlife and conservation groups to promote awareness about
the benefits bats provide.
For further information and to sign up for our newsletter please
visit our website: http://www.lubee.org
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Radical Rush 2009
The Civic Media Center will once
again sponsor Radical Rush on
the University of Florida Plaza of
the Americas Wed-Fri, Sept 23-25
from 1 lam-2pm. This year's Rush
will culminate with a dinner/social
on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7pm at the
Presbyterian/Disciples of Christ
Student Center, 1402 W. University
Avenue. There is a $5-10 donation
requested at the door for the dinner/
Radical Rush is an organizational fai
for progressive and radical activist
groups of Gainesville to recruit new
members and publicize their work to
students at UF. The Rush is presented
in the form of a collaborative
tabling effort on the Plaza of the
Americas, and the Social on Friday
night. Anyone interested in learning
about progressive social change
and/or becoming more active in the
community has the opportunity to
talk with group members about their
Campus and community-based
groups participate, with the added
bonus of helping to bridge the
"town/gown" divide and allow
activists working on a wide variety
of issues to meet each other,
network, and learn about each other'
organizations. Radical Rush also
helps break through the generation
gap, fostering intergenerational
collaboration as students and
younger activists are introduced to
older, seasoned organizers for a wide
variety of causes.
This year's Radical Rush Social
will include food donated by local
restaurants, brief presentations about
some of the participating groups, and
a speech by special guest speaker,
author and activist Sherry Wolf, who
will talk about the current situation
of the struggle for Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender rights,
and the upcoming National Equality
March on Oct. 10-11 in Washington,
A big thankyou to
As you have all heard by now, the
Civic Media Center has moved into
it's new home at 433 S. Main St. The
move has entailed a lot of work and
r support, both in the initial phase bact
in February and continuing through
the ongoing projects we continue
with; the courtyard, the data entry of
d the Stetson Kennedy books, and the
incredibly rich variety of events we
organize for the community.
There was one. huge milestone we
passed in August, and that was
the introduction of a working air
conditioning unit, and for that we
must give heartfelt thanks to the
fine and honorable folks at Mother's
Pub, who fulfilled their promise to
put us in the cool. It was a long hot
summer for us, but the wait is over,
and the books and patrons of the
CMC can enjoy cooler, drier air for
many years to come. THANK YOU
PAT & TJ !!! From the staff, patrons
R and volunteers of the CMC.
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IGUANA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOQBER 2009, PAGE 9
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre Grassroots,
cross-cultural theater at 619 S. Main St. (Baird
Ctr). Info: 375-1321; www.acrosstown.org.
Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless
and Hungry Meets 3rd Wednesdays, St Francis
House, 9 am; www.acchh.org, 378-0460.
Alachua County Labor Party Just Health Care
committee works on universal health care; P.O.
Box 12051, Gainesville 32602; 375-2832.
Alachua County NAACP Meets 4th Thursdays,
1105 NW 5th Ave. Info: Michael Bowie, 392-
9196, ext. 21.
Al-African People's Revolutionary Party Pan-
African socialist party working for African libera-
tion worldwide. 352-514-7364 email poorvida@
American Civil Liberties Union ACLU defends
Bill of Rights; board meetings open to public, 3rd
Wednesday, 7 pm, SFCC Downtown boardroom.
Info: 338-7727; PO Box 1534, Gainesville 32602.
Amnesty International Gainesville chapter of
worldwide human rights movement; UFAmnes-
Animal Activists of Alachua Raising awareness
of animal exploitation - semi-monthly meetings;
Asian Student Union Umbrella organization
including Chinese, Filipino, Korean &-Vietnamese
student groups; contact 392-1665 x 325
Black Student Union Organization of African-
American students at UF: 392-1665, ext 321.
Books for Prisoners Meets Mondays, 7 pm, at
Books, Inc; PO Box 12164, Gainesville 32602;
Bridges Across Borders Fla-based international
collaboration of activists, artists, students &
educators supporting cultural diversity & global
Campus Am. Civil Liberties Union Defends
personal freedoms & civil rights. Info: caclu@
Campus Counterpoise Collective-based club
dedicated to alternative media & perspectives;
Central Labor Council of N. Central Florida
Representing the working people of affiliated
unions in 13 Fla counties. Info: 352-372-6888.
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syn-
drome Support Network 352-281-8244.
Civic Media Center Reading room & library of
the non-corporate press, 433 S. Main St.; 2-8 pm,
Mon-Th., 2-6 Fri & Sat. Info: 373-0010; www.
Code Pink: Women for Peace Women-led
grassroots peace & social justice movement uti-
lizing creative protest, non-violent direct action,
and community involvement; contact jacque@
Communist Party USA, Marxist-Leninist party
of the working class founded 1919. Florida
District P.O. Box 7664, St. Petersburg, FL 33734
Community Coalition Against War & Terror-
ism Gainesville's umbrella peace group. Meets
at Wilhelmina Johnson Center, 321 NW 10th St,
6 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month. 377-
Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc. A non-
profit land trust working to protect Florida's
rural landscapes, wildlife corridors, and natural
areas. P.O. Box 134, Micanopy, FL 32667, 352-
Critical Resistance Working on issues of
prisons & prisoner rights; www.criticalresis-
tance.org or call 338-1140. P.O. Box 13761,
Cultural Arts Coalition Promoting educational
and cultural activities in Gainesville's African-
American community for over 15 years. Contact
Nkwanda Jah, 372-0216.
Democratic Party Center of Alachua County
Open 12-3, M-Th. and 12-6 Friday at 901 NW
8th Ave., Suite A-3 (blue door) 373-1730.
The Dignity Project Inc. Non-profit that
provides the economically disadvantaged with
vehicles and computers. Low cost vehicles
available for purchase also. 371-6792.
Drinking Liberally social networking group
for moderate and left-leaning individuals.
Promoting Democracy One Pint at a Time 4th
Wedhesdays at Brophy's Irish Pub 7-9pm. www.
Edible Plant Project Local collective to create
a revolution through edible and food-producing
plants. www.edibleplantproject.org 665-2094.
Equality is Gainesville's Business formed to
fight anti-LGBT Charter Amd. on March ballot.
Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice State-
wide organization; PO Box 336, Graham, FL
32042; fcpj.org; 352-468-3295.
Florida Defenders of the Environment
Restore the Ocklawaha and preserve Florida's
other natural resources; 378-8465, www.flade-
Florida Free Culture UF student group
promoting cultural participation, public interest
intellectual property policy. http://uf.freeculture.
Call if this includes misinformation or inaccurate phone numbers: 378-5655.
IGUANA, PAGE 10 GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
Florida Military Families Speak Out Speaking
out against the war in Iraq. 352-379-2710. P.O.
Box 142271, Gainesville, 32614 www.mfso.org
Fla School of Traditional Midwifery Clearing-
house for information, activities & educational
programs. Info: 338-0766.
Food Not Bombs Direct action group to redis-
tribute food to hungry. Food prep. Saturday
12-2pm, serves food at 2:30, downtown plaza
Frontrunners Active group for gays, lesbians
& friends; meet for run/walk Sundays &
Wednesday (call for time), Thomas Center. Info:
Gainesville Area AIDS Project Dedicated to
funding social events for people infected and
affected by HIV/AIDS; events, drop-in center:
Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the
Death Penalty Meets Ist Tuesday of month at
St. Augustine's Hurley House, 6 pm; info: 378-
1690, PO Box 13024, Gainesville 32604.
Gainesville Community Alliance Socially
oriented group for gays, lesbians, bis & friends.
Info: 373-3557; www.gcaonline.org.
Gainesville-Cuba Friendship Network Local
group opposing embargo & promoting normal-
ized relations with Cuba; info: 386-418-3791.
Gainesville International Dance Party
Dance to a different beat! Every Friday night,
from 8 - 11 PM, at 308 W. University. http://
www.gifd.org/ or 359 2903. Learn dances from
around the world. Instruction at all levels; for all
ages. $5; $3 for students.
Gainesville Women's Liberation The first
women's liberation group in the South, formed in
1968. Teaches radical feminist ideas and theory
through consciousness-raisings, speakouts,
actions, community classes, the Redstockings
Women's Liberation Archives for Action, and
the Judith Brown Endowment Scholarship. (352)
Gainesville Zen Center & Zen Hostel 404 SE
2nd St., 336-3613, providing short-term housing
in an offbeat, nourishing place.
Gator Freethought an atheist, agnostic &
freethinking student association, http://www.
Gator Gay-Straight Alliance Anti-discrimina-
tion organization at www.gatorgsa.org.
Gator NAACP To inform youth on problems
affecting blacks & minorities, and develop
intelligent & militant youth leadership; naacp@
Gay Switchboard Referral line - Mon-Fri, 3-7
pm, Saturday 12-4 pm. Info: 377-8915.
Graduate Assistants United Represents all UF
grad assistants. Fighting for improved working
conditions, community involvement, and aca-
demic freedom. 238 Norman Hall, 392-0274.
IGUANA, PAGE 10
Green Party Meeting times & places vary.386-
Greening UF Advocating campus sustainability
through waste reduction & recycling; 273-1174;
Habitat for Humanity Building low-income
homes in Alachua County; Sat. work days. Info:
Harvest of Hope Foundation Distributes emer-
gency and educational financial aid to migrant
farmworkers and their families across the country.
Philip Kellerman, 352-372-1312 or
Hemlock Society Local chapter of right-to-die
organization; info: 373-9732.
Human Rights Awareness on Campus wolf7@
Human Rights Council of N.C. Fla Not-for-
profit educational organization dedicated to
fighting bigotry & anti-gay propaganda. Info:
Humanist Society of Gainesville Monthly
discussion group on variety of topics. Info: 373-
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Local
union currently organizing grocery and restaurant
workers. GainesvillelWW@riseup.net. Contact
Joe at 352-246-2240.
Interweave Gay/les/bi & allies educational &
support group, based at Unitarian Fellowship.
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) In
Gainesville area contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gator Linux Users Meets to support "open
software." a free alternative to proprietary appli-
cations imposed by the Microsoft monopoly. Visit
www.gatorlug.org, or call 373-0023.
Mahogany Revue Regional black newspaper:
Kindred Sisters Magazine (formerly Mama
Raga) Lesbian identified newsletter at PO Box
141674. Gainesville FL 32614, 352-502-4101.
www.kindredsisters.org: kindredsisters@ gmail.
Matagalpa Sister City Project Info: Robin,
MindFreedom North Florida Human rights
group for psychiatric survivors and mental health
consumers. Info 352-328-2511
Nakba 48 Advocacy group for Palestinian
National Lawyers Guild Dedicated to basic and
progressive change in the structure of our political
and economic system. The Guild works locally.
nationally and internationally as a political and
social force in the service of the people. Meets
first Thursdays of the month. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at
UF Law School. Info: 514-2955.
www.nlg.org nlggainesville@ gmail.com
National Organization for Women
Gainesville Area NOW: for meeting info.
contact Lori at 380-9934.
Judy Levy NOW: for meeting info, contact
Laura Bresko 332-2528.
NORML UF www.norml.com
North Florida Friends of Progressive Radio
Promotes listening to progressive radio shows.
In North Florida. tune in to "America Left"
on XM Satellite channel 167 & "Sirius Left"
on Sirius Satellite channel 146. Also online.
North Florida Homeschoolers Association
Pax Christi Local chapter of national Catholic
peace & justice movement: supports local
Catholic Worker House. 271-6941
Peace Alliance. Advocating the principles of
non-violence through education and conflict
resolution in the community and nationally.
Campaining for a U.S. Department of Peace.
Planned Parenthood Clinic
Full service medical clinic for reproductive
and sexual health care needs. Now offering
free HIV and free pregnancy testing daily from
9-1 lam and l-4pm. 914 NW 13th Street 352-
Pride Community Center of North Central
Florida at 3131 NW 13th St, ste 62. Resources
for the gay/lesbian community, open M-F, 3-7,
Rural Women's Health Project Local health
education organization developing materials
for migrant & rural women on health. AIDS &
empowerment. Info: 372-1095.
Sierra Club Meets first Thursdays. 7:30 pm
at UF Entomology & Nematology Building.
Room 1035. Info: 371-1991.
Solar City meets Thursdays at noon at Books.
Inc. to discuss alternative energy.
Stonewall Democrats educating our fellow
Democrats about issues important to the GLBT
community. Meets 2nd Thursdays 5:45 pm at.
the Alachua County Democratic Party Center
(901 NW 8 Ave., Suite A-3) http://stonewall-
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
meet Mondays at 6:00 pm at Civic Media Cen-
ter. GvilleSDS@ gmail.com
Students Making Trade Fair uffairtrade@s
Students Organizing for Justice & Action
Student led coalition at UF supporting goals
& practice of affirmative action: listserv at
Sustainable Alachua County For more info.
UF Pride Student Union A group of gay.
lesbian, bi and straight students & non-students.
faculty and staff. Info: 392-1665, ext. 310: 310
E JWRU. Gainesville FL 32611; http://sg.ufl.
United Nations Association Info: 378-1560.
United Way 2-1-1 is an information & refer-
ral service that links people with questions to
resources with answers. To give or get help call
2-1-1 or 332-4636. www.unitedwayncfl.org
Vegetarian Events A non-profit educational
organization in Alachua County. Info: 386-454-
Veg-4-Life Vegan Potluck. First Saturdays.
6 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship. Info: 375-
Veterans for Peace Meet monthly. Info: 375-
2563 or PO Box 142562. Gvl, FL 32614; www.
Virgil Hawkins Pre-Law Society whiterozl4(0
Volunteers for International Student Affairs
(VISA) Umbrella organization of international
students & ethnic minorities at UF. 392-1665
Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood Local
chapter dedicated to educating the community
about threats to reproductive & sexual rights and
freedom. email@example.com; www.ufvox.org
WGOT 94.7 LP-FM Community low-power
station operating as part of the Civic Media Cen-
ter.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wgot.
org or www.myspace.com/wgot.
World Socialist Party (U.S.) Promoting sub-
stantive equality and democracy www.wspus.org
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Sunday: noon - 10:30pm
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20 Hunpday (US. 2009)
is Hipp film. runs 18th-
Gandhi Study Group, 3rd Sun
days at Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church, 100 NE Ist St. 3-5 pm.
Rock the House fundraiser for
Pleasant Street Project at Boltin
1 Alt. Radio: Satya Sivaraman.
"Human Rights in India":
WUFT-FM. I pm.
Migration in Europe film series at
Hipp, 7 pm: Spare Parts (Rezervni
Deli) (Slovenia, 2006), Fraulein
Little Brother Big Pharma is CMC
documentary. 8 pm.
Radio . - Gainesville's public radio station has
Radio gone mostly NPR talk, to the chagrin
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Notes: i ' it's located at 89.1 on the FM dial.
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G'ville - '- pm: Terry Gross, Fresh Air: 1-2 pm.
WGOT varied programming including Alt Radio
low-power FM - ' Mondays & This American Life, Wednes-
oni the air - / days: 2-4 pm: Talk of the Nation. Eve-
tune in at 94.7 / ings. 8-10: The Story & On Point, fol-
(and set your car ' lowed by BBC World News all night.
radio, too): \ Under the Bridge. Across the Prairie.
Ng, 1t947 \ Caravan. AfroPop. & Hearts of Space
" mail.con or all continue - see schedule at
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SHipp film. runs 25th-I st. "Against Discouragement": 9 Day Messalina, & 3UAmerican
4:30 & 7pm Sunday shows are WUFT-FM. I pm. Nocturnal perform for No CMC film, 8 pm:
Citizen's Co-op fundraiser. $10. Migration in Europe film series at Idea acoustic showcase with I united Voices for
Doug Clifford Sun'days. 9-10 Hipp, 7 pm: Inch'Allah Dimanche at CMC, "luesda) s. 9 pm -
am: WSKY-97.3's one hour of (France/Algeria. 2001),Hop (Bel- support live acoustic music in
lefty talk per week. gium, 2002). a relaxed atmosphere evcry
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Pride Picnic. Westside Park. Crips & Bloods: Made in America is
noon-3 pm. CMC documentary, pm.
4 Tru Loved(US, 2008)is 5 Alt Radio: Michael Parenti. School Board meets 1st 7 Poetry Untit
Hipp film, runs 2nd-8th. "Hypocrisies of Capitalism", & 3rd Tuesda s. 7 pm. 7 Downtown I
Fla Free Speech Forum: Prof. WUIFT-FM, I pm. Healthcare Not Warfare Veterans for Pea
Bruce Vogel. 11 am, WLIFT-FM. The Yes Men Fix the World is (CMC sign-holding, SW 34th St & call 375-2563 for
G'ville Roller Rebels vs Jack- documentary film. 8 pm.433 S. Main Archer Rd. 4:30-6:30 pm Antje Duvokat S
sonville Rat Pack, Skate Station, Street. No Idea acoustic show case at O'Brien (2 touring
1131 NW 76th Blvd.7 pm. 1 Alt. Radio: Paul Roberts. CMC: see gainesvillebands acoustic perfoiner
Dems Chiles Dinner. Hilton. --1 "Food S) stem in.Danger" by .com for lineups: tonight. Lars; concert at CMC,
FULL MOON America Aoroad. WLIF-IFM, I pm. Din & Grabass Charlestons. $10 at door - see I
Hippfilm for 9th-15th Humanists meet, SFC Downtown. 13 Healthcare Not War- 4 Bridges A
to be announced. room DC 101.7 pm. fare sign-holding P1anama re
Nat'l Equality March for L(BT "Mission Barrio Adentro" - health 2nd & 4th Tues. 13th St ('MC. 8 pim.
rights in Washington, DC: see care as a human right in Venezuela: & Univ. Ave, 4:30-6:30 p. GA NOW book c
gainesvillcpride.org for possible IF Dauer Hall. 7:30 pin. School Board meets. 7 pm, Bone Black by be
bus transportation info - pg 18. Incident at Oglala. CMC film. 8 pm. 620 E. Univ. Ave. ('offee Culture on
1 )Democratic Exec
81 Unmistaken Child (Israel. Alt. Radio: Ralph Nader. 20 Alachua County Democatic Exep
2008) is Hipp lilm. runs 19"Politics of Health Care". Comm.. 9:30 am. inets rom .
16th-22nd. WUIFT-FM. 6:30 pm. Healthcare Not Warfare "Bipartisa
Gandhi Study Group. 3rd Sun- The Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal sign-holding. Archer Rd& 21 Media"-
days at Holy Trinity Episcopal Naqshbardi at CMC. 8 pm. SW 34th St. 4:30-6:30 pm. & Peter Bcinart ai
Church. 100 NE I st St. 3-5 pml. No Idea acoustic show, CMC. 7 pm.
25 The Hurt Locker (USA. 26 AR: Bill McKibben. "Climate 27 Sign-holding, ni\. & " Rocky Hoi,
S2008) is Hipp film. runs Change: Tipping Point". 13th.4::30-6:30 pim. 8 pm - cost
23rd-29th. WliFfI-FM. 6:30 pm. School Board meets. 7 pml. IGUANA Dead
Skip Schiel documents Palestine- Alachua County Labor Dec issue is No'
N OV 1 xThe Fest Israel situation through r'b"tos & Party meets: 6:30 pm. 618 5655 w ith cent
wis up. lecture (not a film). C(.. . 8 plm. NW 13th A c: info. 375-2832. ments. group up
5 County Farmers'
5Mkt on N 441 by i-wy
Patrol Tues/ Thurs/Sat, 8 am-
Healthcare Not Warfare Ist
& 3rd Tuesdays at SW 34th St
& Archer Rd, 4:30-6:30 pim.
School Board meets I st &
3rd Tuesdays, 7 pm.
No Idea acoustic music show-
case every Tuesday evening at
Civic Media Center, 9 pm -
22 Alachua County
22 Comm. meets 2nd &
4th Tues, 9 am: citizens com-
ment, 9:30 am.
Healthcare Not Warfare
sign-holding, I ni\. & 13th.
4:30-6:30 pmi ... or
Healthcare Reform Rally at
BCBS, 3811 NW 49th Terr. 5
in HIV tes
St. 9 am-noon. We
('ir. 1107 NW 6th
Ist & 3rd Thurs: ii
every Wed. Dtowr
GA NOW book d
Coffee Culture on
Wednesday, 8 pn
Open Mike Musi
Wednesday at Til
23 Radical R
of the Ame
pm. runs Wed-Fri
"Ditch of Dream
at IF Graham Cti
Barge Canal, 7 pr
from St. Pete Tim
Laughlin, 7 pm, (
& at Pride
[-7 Ipm on
it UF Plaza
I. 11 am-2
15 CMC Volunteers meet.
Free University: "Addiction &
Rcco cr " \x ith I ars. 7-9 pn.
Free Man of Color opens at
African-A merican Theater.. 215
SE 2nd A\c: runs 15h11- 18th
2 CMC Volunteers meet,
Free University: "C('onmmunity"
with ('helsea. 7-9 pim. (MC'.
Open Poetry at C'M', 9:30 pm.
17 IBreakfast on the Plaza &
Homeless Service Fair at
Bo Diddley Plaza. 8 aml-noon.
Solar City meets at Books Inc.
noon on Thursdays.
CMC Volunteers meet e\ ery
Thursday. 5:30 pm.
Ramadan Fast-a-thon 6:30 pm
at O'Dome: islainoncampus.conm.
Free Universitv most 'lhursdays,
7-9 pm. CMC. 433 S. Main St:
info: in space.com/fugaines\ illce:
tonight: Lc\ y nuke plant.
Open Poetry at (MC \every
Thursday, 9:30 pnm.
4 A CMC Volunteers meet.
G'ville Area NOW meets. Pride
Ctr. 6:30 pm: Pride Parade prep.
Open Poetry e\ cr Thursday at
(MC. 9:30 pm: G(l's longest-
running poetry jam, open to all:
informal & welcoming to both
readers & listeners.
O ct I CC Volunteers
Lt meet c\cry
Thursday. 5:30 pin.
Free University topic: "Motor-
cycles \\ith Way ne", 7 pm,. (MC.
Sierra Club gcn'l meeting. IIF
Entomology B1dg 1035, 7:30 pm.
Open Poetry at CMC. 9:30 pm.
8 CMC Volunteers meet.
Free University: "Intro to Child
(are" \\ith Neil, 7-9 pmi. (MC.
Open Poetry at ('M('. 9:30 pm.
2 Lavell (great dance music) at
Pizza. 1800 NE 23rd Ave. 6-9 pm.
Other Voices at Bo Diddlcy Plaza.
free. 8 Ipm.
Farm to Family Music: li\c music in
High Springs. Oct 2-4: 386-462-5479
or w\ \ \x.farmtofamil) music.com.
9 An Triur (traditional Irish) at B0
I)iddlec Plaza. 8 pm, free.
Music Show at ('MC - artists TBA.
6 Homecoming Parade. I ni\.
A\e. II am-2 pm.'
Civic Media Ctr 16th Annixersar)
celchration at Sweetw after Branch Inn.
625 F1. I'ni\. Ave: food. drink. music.
socializing: 6:30 pin, S15 ad\/20 door
Progressive Madness at Bo Diddley
Plaza, 8 pm. free.
23 Homeless Veteran Stand
Down - ser\ ices for homeless
\ cts at 1125 NE 8th A\ e. 9 am-2:30
pmr. I-ri & Sat: 352-264-6749.
Jacard Brazil & Agbedidi at Bo
Diddle) Plaza. 8 pim, free.
26 I)owntown Latino Festival,
1 Bo Diddley Plaza, 0oon-5 pm.
Latino Film Fest: Innocect Voice.
(El Salvador. 2004). 2 pnm. Harn. free.
Earth Dance. worldwide concert:
local venue, (ivic Media Ctr. 4 pnm.
Stonewall Archives opening recep-
tion at Pride ('enter, 7 pm..
Pride Parade. I pm at 8th St &
W. liniv Ave, to Festival at Bo
Diddle) Plaza. I-9 pin.
Latino Film Fest: Sleep Dealer, 2
pm, Harn MuseuCm, free.
Stetson Kennedy 93rd birthday
celebration, book-signing: 6 pin: live
music, 7-10 pm; CMC; see pg 17.
Vcg 4 Life Ist Saturday potlluck,6:30
pm at UlI Fellowship.,4225 NW 34th
S Bat Festival at I.ubec Bat
( Conservancy, 1309 NW 192nd
A\e. 10:30am-3:30 pm - don't miss -
see svwww.lubee.org for info & pg 6.
Latino Film Fest: Intimate Conver-
.sations Among Women, at 14913 NW
40th St in Alachua, free.
7 Protest Wars & mnitar) -
L Iinduslrial complex at Orlando
Research Park. noon: info,
\ fpgaines\ ille.hlogspot.com.
Latino Film Fest: The Legend of
Nahuola, 2 pm. Harn Museum, free.
^24 Friends of the Library Book
4Sale starts 9 am. 430 N. Main
St. continues through Wed. Great
deals - bring our or ow1 boxes!
Annual Gram Parson Tribute at Bo
Diddley Plaza, 4-1,0 pm.
t (MC. 29 Chris Chandler, spoken 30 ThFest 8 runs 3 s 310t st Capitol Steps, 3:30 pnm
optional. w \ord artist, touring w \ ith huge music happening: this WIFl'-FM.
- lImusical accompaniment. in show- \car. C'M(C is acoustic-onl\ venue -
r No\ - case presentation with ( M( Po- more info. \x \ \ .thelestll .com/lfes8. See www.gainesvillehands.com
-call 378- efor info on live music in G'ville.
cal 3 etr .laim performers at ('M('. G'ville Pops (big hand) at Bo Diddlc Thanks. (lyph!
ertise- doors open at 8 pmr $5 & tup. Plaza, free. 8 pi.
& info. HALIOWEEN
y. 6:30 pm.
eets. 7 pm:
: $8 adv.
)ks. 7 pin.
I 13th St.
p & the
h Hall. liF.
1 Books for Prisoners book-
0 packing parties Fridays at
Wayward Council, 807 W. University
Ave), 6-9 pim: for info, call 870-4006.
Breakfast for D)inner Party screen-
ing Breakfast Club: bring breakfast to
share, dress as favorite high school
stereotype ('M(', 7 plm.
Ho Diddley Plaza Music every Fri-
day, 8 pm, free: this week: Leadon
Wild Words at Wild Iris Books. every
1st & 3rd Frida), open mike poetry &
some music. 8 pm.
1 Food Not Bombs food prep,
17 noon-2 pm; serving Wednes-
days, 7 pin Saturdays. 3:30 pm; info:
Community Weatherization volun-
teer auditor training begins, 8 am-
noon: call 352-'50()-2100 or
cwcci rebuildingtogether.org for info.
G'ville Roller Rebels in Deland.
Latino Film Festival - Bracero Sto-
rie.s 2 pm, Harn Museum, free.
Rethink Afghanistan at (CM(',4 pm.
presented b) Vets for Peace.
Wild Women Night. Wild Iris. 8 pm.
5 Critical Mass Bike Ride, 5 pm
From IF Plaza of Americas.
Art Walk Downtown every last Fri-
day: main galleries & venues partici-
patc. including ('M(': 7-10 pm.
(;rant Peeples & Bill & Eli Perras at
(MC, 8 pm: pg 23.
Pride Award Dinner at Savannah
(Grande .6 pm.
Radical Rush Social & dinner at
Presh\ terian Student (tr, 1402 W.
Univ. Ave, with Sherry Wolf: $10.
Quartermoon at Bo Diddlcy Plaza.
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The Instructors: Patricia Allison and C
Chuck Marsh, members of Earthhaven,
and over 15 years applicable experience.
For more info check out:
report Sept. 23
The Civic Media Center.will host a
talk by St. Petersburg Times reporter
Meg Laughlin on "Guantinamo and
Accountability: After Seven Years" on
Wednesday, September 23" at 7:30pm.
Meg Laughlin will report onher trip to
the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo
Bay Naval Base in June of 2009. She
and photographer Chris Zuppa spent
two days touring the facilities and
interviewing staff and officials at the
prison. She wrote about the visit for the
Ms. Laughlin, a reporter for the Times
since 2005, covered the invasions of
Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003
for Knight Ridder and has reported
extensively on terrorism-related issues.
This event, at 433 S. Main St., is
sponsored by Veterans for Peace.
Nov. 28 - Dec. 10th
his Permaculture design course
ill be a two week course and
ill include camping and three
eals a day. Permaculture is a
,mmon-sense design system,
>mbining ancient wisdom with
odern scientific knowledge to
eate a regenerative culture.
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IGUANA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2009, PAGE 16
EMILY FRANCK H(DN PhD
2531 N.W. 41st STREET. GAINESVILLE. FL 32606
352-375-HOON FOXBRIDGE * BUILDING C
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We make and serve fresh, real food. No
unpronounceable ingredients, no nukes.
Just food and fire.
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M oinSor.K. Call ahead for pick-up service Mondaythru Friday llmto lOpm
NW 16thAvt 32377027 Saturday Noon to0pm
restaurant to open at
2nd St. location
Gainesville will soon be home to the
only worker owned cooperative in the
southeast United States. The Terranova
Catering Company is merging with a
new restaurant called Civilization which
will be opening soon in the old 2nd
Street Bakery location, 1511 NW 2nd St.
One of the goals of this effort is to create
a stable and prosperous business where
management is democratically elected by
all worker owners and everyone shares in
the responsibility and the profits.
The Civilization/Terranova Cooperative
is dedicated to sourcing locally,
operating sustainably, and providing
great food in a relaxed atmosphere. For
more information visit our website at
check out our sample menu, where you'll
find lots of interesting entrees, half of
which are vegetarian.
It is the intent of the coop to be a
community financed entity and to
remove the corporate banks from the
equation. We are approaching our
goal thanks to many local progressive
investors. If you are interested in
supporting this effort and getting a good
return on your investment, please contact
us at 352-380-0544 or civilizationcoop@
Fall for local food
Think globally, eat locally! Enjoy the
bounties of the fall harvest with high-
quality local food at the Citizen's Food
Expo in late September. Three local food
events take place on Sunday, September
27th in downtown Gainesville: Citizen's
Food Expo, showings of the movie
"Food, Inc." to benefit Citizen's Co-op,
and a Local Food Reception.
Citizen's Co-op of Gainesville presents
an afternoon Citizen's Food Expo on
September 27th from 2 to 6:30pm in the
Sun Center. The Citizen's Food Expo is
free and will feature local food vendors,
growers and producers, distributors,
businesses, and organizations who are
contributing to the building of North
Florida's local food system. The Expo
will include local foods for tasting and
live music throughout the afternoon.
The movie "Food, Inc." will be showing
at the Hippodrome Cinema at 2:30, 4:30,
and 7pm that day. The 4:30 and 7pm
showings of "Food, Inc." are a fundraiser
for Citizen's Co-op, which is sponsoring
the film. Tickets for the fundraiser are
$10, available through the Hippodrome
Box Office (375-HIPP).
Citizen's Co-op will host a Local Food
Reception following the 7pm showing
that will feature food tasting from
local restaurants and caterers. The
Hippodrome bar will have beverages for
Citizen's Co-op is a member-run
association that aims to establish
a market in Gainesville to provide
fresh local food and produce first and
foremost. The market will encompass all
the bounties of a full-service grocery, but
with the guarantee of providing socially
responsible goods to our community.
See more information online at www.
The co-op is also collaborating on a
Professional Kitchen Incubator, for use
by local citizens to produce, market, and
commercialize value-added foods. More
information will be available at the Food
"Food, Inc." opens Friday, September
25 will be shown at the Hippodrome
Cinema through October 1 st. "Food,
Inc." reveals surprising-and often
shocking-truths about what we eat,
how it's produced, how our nation's
health has been affected, and where
we are going from here. "Food, Inc."
features interviews with such experts
as Eric Schlosser (author of "Fast Food
Nation"), journalist Michael Pollan
(author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma"),
and forward-thinking entrepreneurs like
Stonyfield Farms' Gary Hirschberg and
Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin.
93rd birthday party
The Civic Media Center will celebrate
the 93rd birthday of Florida folklorist
and civil rights activist Stetson Kennedy
on Saturday, October 3rd, starting at
6pm. This event will also celebrate
Mr. Kennedy's donation of his personal
library to the Civic Media Center, and
inaugurate the Stetson Kennedy Library
at the Civic Media Center.
The evening will begin with a
booksigning from 6-7pm with Stetson
for his new book Grits and Grunts:
Folkloric Key West and the new and
updated edition of his classic Palmetto
After the booksigning there will be a
party with provided and potluck food
and drink, and featuring music by Lars
Din (sampling from the Woody Guthrie
catalogue), Florida naturalist troubadour
Dale Crider, and featuring North Florida
blues veteran Willie Green. There is
no admission charge but donations are
requested to cover expenses and as a
fundraiser for the CMC.
Stetson Kenney, left, and blues musician Willie Green.
IGUANA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2009, PAGE 17
Why I am marching
Donna Tara Lee
I will be at the NEM ( National Equality
March ) on October 11 proudly marching
for GLBT civil rights. The purpose of
the NEM is to congress pass an omnibus
civil rights bill as was done for African-
American civil rights in the 1960's. As
noted GLBT activist Cleve Jones has
pointed out it will take way too long to
go state by state, city by city to have
GLBT rights approved nationwide. The
GLBT community needs our civil rights
What civil rights are we talking about?
Well, we are talking about the right
to serve in the military. As of now an
OUT GLBT person cannot serve in
the military in defense of our country.
We are one of the few nations that has
this prohibition. The western European
democracies and Israel all allow GLBT
persons to serve openly. No problem
there in letting Gays serve openly.
There is federal law right now that is
totally discriminatory. That is DOMA, or
the Defense Of Marriage Act. This law
denies Gay persons the right to marry at
the federal level and also says that if they
are married in a state that recognizes Gay
marriage, the federal government will not
recognize its legality. As of now, 6 states
recognize Gay marriage. Unfortunately
these married same-sex couples cannot
jointly file a tax return and are denied
heterosexual couples have under federal
marriage law. This is out and out
discrimination directed toward just one
specific group of American citizens.
In many areas of the US there is no legal
protection for Gay Americans. Twenty
states have provisions in their state
constitutions for civil rights. 30 do not.
Only 12 states have included transgender
citizens in this protected status. These
legal protections are now before
Congress in a bill called ENDA, which
would give GLBT citizens employment
protection. You could no longer be fired
for being a GLBT citizen.
This bill does not go far enough. There
are no provisions in this ENDA bill
for protection in housing and public
accommodations. LGBT citizens
under this watered-down ENDA could
still be denied housing and public
accommodations simply because they are
GLBT. It seems that those of us who are
gay need to take a page from the freedom
riders and take to the buses. I'm ready
for a road trip.
As we have seen from the brutal hate-
filled murders of Matthew Shephard,
Ryan Skipper and many other Gay
persons, we need hate crime legislation.
Are legislators who claim to be pro-
family that hateful to us that they will
not protect us? Are fundamentalist
ministers so mistaken in their biblical
interpretation that they call on others to
hate us and call us damned because we
love the same sex or where born into the
wrong body? Whatever happened to the
2nd part of the great commandment, to
love thy neighbor as thyself?
There are other reasons why I am
marching. One is that after serving my
country for 35 years in a civilian capacity
as a federal worker and still being
productive as a substitute teacher I feel
that there should be no discrimination
towards me. I am a good person and a
good citizen and I deserve the same civil
rights as all my fellow Americans.
In the US there is also freedom of
religion as guaranteed by the first
amendment. In many cases most of our
laws against GLBT persons are based
IGUANA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBI-R 2009, PA,(i 18
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S"GLBT rights are civil rights;
S&'H there are no'special rights'
in America. Everyone has rights
- or should have - and I am
' happy to join in this battle for
justice and fairness." '
S . " - * Julian Bond, NAACP Board Chairman
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on religious bias. Jerry Falwell, James
Dobson, Ralph Reed and not to leave
out Pat Robertson have made sure that Executives receive one-third of all pay in the U.S.
in their preaching they blame gays for
the evils of modem society. There is a The nation's wealth gap is widening amid an uproar about lofty pay
website by a church that says "God hates packages in the financial world.
Executives and other highly compensated employees now receive more
What these people are doing is not than one-third of all pay in the U.S., according to a Wall Street Journal
religious. It is hateful and is an analysis of Social Security Administration data - without counting billions
incitement to violence against GLBT of dollars more in pay that remains off federal radar screens that measure
Americans. This is not preaching the wages and salaries. Highly paid employees received nearly $2.1 trillion of
word of God. Hate crimes legislation the $6.4 trillion in total U.S. pay in 2007, the latest figures available. The
could stop this incitement to violence as compensation numbers don't include incentive stock options, unexercised
it very well should. The EU has done so, stock options, unvested restricted stock units and certain benefits.
why can't the cradle of liberty do so?
Between 1979 and 2006, the inflation-adjusted after-tax income of the
I am a transgendered post-op male to richest 1 percent of households increased by 256 percent, compared to 21
female American citizen. I am also a .percent for families in the middle income quintile. Despite these numbers,
transgendered activist. I totally support Democratic leaders, "bowing to unease among lawmakers and governors in
the NEM. I am a member of the NEM their own party," are reconsidering the House Ways and Means committee's
naitonal steering committee. I will be proposal to implement a surtax on the richest one percent of Americans as a
one of participating ministers in the way of financing a portion of health care reform.
ecumenical service we are having in
Washington the night before the march. July 21, 2009 Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com
I do so because we are all children of a
divine entity that loves us all for who we
are, straight or gay.
Rev. Donna Tara Lee
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IGUANA. SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2009. PAGE 19
An Israeli comes to the painful
conclusion that it's the only way to
save his country.
August 20-Israeli newspapers this
summer are filled with angry articles
about the push for an international
boycott of Israel. Films have been
withdrawn from Israeli film festivals,
Leonard Cohen is under fire around
the world for his decision to perform
in Tel Aviv, and Oxfam has severed
ties with a celebrity spokesperson,
a British actress who also endorses
cosmetics produced in the occupied
territories. Clearly, the campaign to
use the kind of tactics that helped put
an end to the practice of apartheid
in South Africa is gaining many
followers around the world.
Not surprisingly, many Israelis-
even peaceniks-aren't signing
on. A global boycott can't help but
contain echoes of anti-Semitism.
It also brings up questions of a
double standard (why not boycott
China for its egregious violations of
human rights?) and the seemingly
contradictory position of approving a
boycott of one's own nation.
It is indeed not a simple matter
for me as an Israeli citizen to
call on foreign governments,
regional authorities, international
social movements, faith-based
organizations, unions and citizens
to suspend cooperation with Israel.
But today, as I watch my two boys
playing in the yard, I am convinced
that it is the only way that Israel can
be saved from itself.
I say this because Israel has reached
a historic crossroads, and times of
crisis call for dramatic measures. I
say this as a Jew who has chosen to
raise his children in Israel, who has
been a member of the Israeli peace
camp for almost 30 years and who is
deeply anxious about the country's
The most accurate way to describe
Israel today is as an apartheid state.
For more than 42 years, Israel has
controlled the land between the
Jordan Valley and the Mediterranean
Sea. Within this region about 6
million Jews and close to 5 million
Palestinians reside. Out of this
population, 3.5 million Palestinians
and almost half a million Jews live
in the areas Israel occupied in 1967,
and yet while these two groups live
in the same area, they are subjected
to totally different legal systems. The
Palestinians are stateless and lack
many of the most basic human rights.
By sharp contrast, all Jews-whether
they live in the occupied territories or
in Israel-are citizens of the state of
The question that keeps me up at
night, both as a parent and as a
citizen, is how to ensure that my two
children as well as the children of my
Palestinian neighbors do not grow up
in an apartheid regime.
There are only two moral ways of
achieving this goal.
The first is the one-state solution:
offering citizenship to all Palestinians
and thus establishing a bi-national
democracy within the entire area
controlled by Israel. Given the
demographics, this would amount to
the demise of Israel as a Jewish state;
for most Israeli Jews, it is anathema.
The second means of ending our
apartheid is through the two-state
solution, which entails Israel's
withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders
(with possible one-for-one land
swaps), the division of Jerusalem,
and a recognition of the Palestinian
right of return with the stipulation
that only a limited number of the 4.5
million Palestinian refugees would be
allowed to return to Israel, while the
rest can return to the new Palestinian
IGUANA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2009, PAGE 20 GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
THINKING ABOUT THE MILITARY?
ADVICE FROM VETERANS
ON MILITARY SERVICE
AND RECRUITING PRACTICES
A Resource Guide For Young People
Gainesville It Chapter 14
IGUANA, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2009, PAGE 20
Geographically, the one-state
solution appears much more feasible
because Jews and Palestinians are
already totally enmeshed; indeed, "on
the ground," the one-state solution
(in an apartheid manifestation) is a
Ideologically, the two-state solution
is more realistic because fewer than
The question that keeps me up
at night, both as a parent and
as a citizen, is how to ensure
that my two children as well as
the children of my Palestinian
neighbors do not grow up in an
1% of Jews and only a minority of
Palestinians support binationalism.
For now, despite the concrete
difficulties, it makes more sense to
alter the geographic realities than the
ideological ones. If at some future
date the two peoples decide to share
a state, they can do so, but currently
this is not something they want.
So if the two-state solution is the way
to stop the apartheid state, then how
does one achieve this goal?
I am convinced that outside pressure
is the only answer. Over the last
three decades, Jewish settlers
in the occupied territories have
dramatically increased their numbers.
The myth of the united Jerusalem has
led to the creation of an apartheid
city where Palestinians aren't citizens
and lack basic services. The Israeli
peace camp has gradually dwindled
so that today it is almost nonexistent,
and Israeli politics are moving more
and more to the extreme right.
It is therefore clear to me that the
only way to counter the apartheid
trend in Israel is through massive
international pressure. The words
and condemnations from the Obama
administration and the European
Union have yielded no results, not
even a settlement freeze, let alone
a decision to withdraw from the
I consequently have decided to
support the Boycott, Divestment
and Sanctions movement that was
launched by Palestinian activists in
July 2005 and has since garnered
widespread support around the
globe. The objective is to ensure
that Israel respects its obligations
under international law and that
Palestinians are granted the right to
In Bilbao, Spain, in 2008, a coalition
of organizations from all over the
world formulated the 10-point
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
campaign meant to pressure Israel in
a "gradual, sustainable manner that
is sensitive to context and capacity."
For example, the effort begins
with sanctions on and divestment
from Israeli firms operating in the
occupied territories, followed by
actions against those that help sustain
and reinforce the occupation in a
visible manner. Along similar lines,
artists who come to Israel in order to
draw attention to the occupation are
welcome, while those who just want
to perform are not.
Nothing else has worked. Putting
massive international pressure on
Israel is the only way to guarantee
that the next generation of Israelis
and Palestinians-my two boys
included-does not grow up in an
Neve Gordon is the author of
"Israel's Occupation" and
teaches politics at Ben-Gurion
University in Beersheba,
Israel. Reprinted from the Los
Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.
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New York for a musical festival. Those
staging the event were overwhelmed
by the unanticipated crowds, and
Woodstock-"three days of peace and
music"-became an iconic symbol of the
Last month Gainesville celebrated the
memory and spirit of Woodstock with a
40'h anniversary tribute concert, which
I had the privilege to organize. Just as
with the original event, the response was
overwhelming. Three thousand people
(small by Woodstock standards, but the
biggest event in the downtown Friday
night concert series history) jammed the
Gainesville Plaza, dancing, singing, and
I have played music for 40 years,
seen hundreds of concerts, including
attendance at the original Woodstock
concert. I've had many transformative
musical experiences, but this one
exceeded them all. The eleven of us on
stage (we jokingly called ourselves "The
Psychedelic Relics") simply acted as a
medium for the great music of the 1960s
to evoke the spirit of community and
unity that too often gets lost in a world
torn by wars, poverty, and corporate
Contest for Writers
Writers Alliance of Gainesville
(WAG) is sponsoring a contest for
writers. Winning entries will be
published in WAG's premier issue of
Bacopa, the organization's literary
The contest is open all writers of
fiction, non fiction and poetry. There
are no restrictions in theme or content.
Cash prizes will be awarded.
Submissions are being accepted
through October 31. Guidelines
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greed. Who really made this event
unforgettable were the people, young and
old, who powered the concert and helped
us all "get ourselves back to the garden."
Thank you for making us glad to live in
And for the many, many people who
asked us to do it again-it would indeed
be our honor and another concert is in
for the common. good we desire in all
WHEN: Friday, September 25 @ 8pm
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Grant Peeples, Bill & Downtown Arts
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He has been described as "a finger-in-
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Bill and Eli Perras are from Deland,
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blues. From their site, "They continue
to speak out with strong heartfelt lyrics
accompanied by soulful genuine penta-
tonic rhythms against social injustices,
corporate greed, and daily follies in
everyday life. They can grip your heart,
search your soul, change a mindset, or
softly strike a funny bone, all the while
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October Show Schedule
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show,
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Free Man of Color - October 15 - 18
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Friday, September 25th Grant Peeples, Bill & Eli Perras
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Wednesday, October 7 Antje Duvekot & Chris O'Brien
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Friday. November 20th Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart
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ORLANDO - On Saturday, October
17 citizens from around the state of
Florida will descend on Orlando's
Research Park, home to numerous
military contractors, to demand an end
to the war economy. The march is being
held in solidarity with anti-war groups
around the nation who are partaking in
a day of protest and action on October
17. The statewide march begins at
noon at the Research Pavilion 12424
Research Parkway, Orlando, FL
At 12pm, Wednesday, October 14 a
pre-march rally will be held at the
Research Park. Both events will feature
a range of speakers.
Participating organizations include
.Military Family Support Organization,
the Refuge, Humanists for Peace,
Brevard Patriots for Peace, The Poor
People's Economic Human Rights
Campaign, Florida Peace.Action
Network, RiseUpTampaBay, Students
for a Democratic Society at UCF,
Nature Coast Coalition, Socialist Party
of Florida, Central Florida Veterans
for Peace, St. Augustine People for
Peace and Justice. The call for action
has been called by national groups
including ANSWER Coalition, Bail
Out the People Movement, CodePink,
Veterans for Peace, and World Can't
For more info contact Jeff Nall, Florida
Peace Congress, 321-368-5093 or
P.O. Box 14712
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Every week on Thursdays: Volunteer meeting at 5:30pm. Free University
at 7pm. and the Poetry Jam at 9:00 pm. Tuesday at 9pm, No Idea Acous-
tic Music Showcase.
Fri. 9/18 "Breakfast Club" screening and pot luck costume party 7pm
Sat. 9/19 Rethink Afghanistan doc film matinee at 4pm
Mon. 9/21 doc. film "LittleBrother/ Big Pharma 8pm
Tues. 9/22 Acoustic night featuring Kathy Sohar & others 8pm
Wed. 9/23 St. Pete Times reporter on Gitmo prison conditions 7:30pm
Fri, 9/25 Concert with Grant Peeples, Bil & Eli Perras 8pm
Sat 9/26 EarthDance multi-band music benefit at CMC 4pm on
Mon 9/28 doc. film "Crips &Blood. Made in America" 8pm
Tues 9/29 Acoustic night w/ Victory Blvd and 2 other bands 9pm
Wed 9/30 doc "Rachel Corrie, An American Conscience" 8pm
Sat 10/3 Stetson Kennedy Birthday party, 6pm-10pm
Mon 10/5 Documentary film "The Yes Men Fix The World" 8pm
Tues 10/6 Acoustic night w/ Lars Din, Grabass Charlestons 9pm
Wed 10/7 Concert w/ Antje Duvokot, Chris O'Brien 8pm
Fri 10/9 Music show: performers TBA' 9pm
Mon 10/12 doc film "Incident at Oglala" 8pm
Tues 1013 Acoustic music night Kevin Wayne Clark & others 9pm
Wed 10/14 Panama presentation by Bridges Across Borders 8pm
Fri 10/16 CMC 16th anniv. at Sweetwater Branch Inn 7pm
Mon 1019 "The Fixer; The Taking of Amjal Naqshbardi" 8pm
Tues 10/20 Acoustic music night: artists TBA 9pm
Mon 10/26 Skip Shiel. photographer on Israel/Palestine 8pm
Tues 10/20 Acoustic music night: artists TBA 9pm
Thurs 10/29 Volunteer Mtg. 5:30pm . Chris Chandler Poetry 8pm
Friday 10/30 Acoustic music w/ The Fest 4-11pm approx
Saturday 10/31 Acoustic music w/ The Fest 2-11 pm approx
Sunday 11/I Acoustic music w/The Fest 2/9pm approx
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