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The GainesvilleIguana A progressive newsletter and events calendar September, 2018 Vol. 32, Issue 9 INSIDE ... Editors Picks ................. 2 From the Publisher . . . . . . 3 CMC Events ................. 11 Event Calendar . . . . . . 12-13 Oral History Project . . . . 18-19 Directory . . . . . . . . 21-23 by Susan Bottcher Its a bit ironic that Local Referendum 1 is the title Rick Scott has given one of the most outrageous attacks on local control in Florida history. Theres nothing local about any of it. This is purely a scheme to take over Gainesville Regional Utilities, backed by a bill sponsored by Chuck Clemons and Keith Perry and pushed by special inter ests around the state. If it passes it would put our communityowned utility in the hands of unelected political appointees. Furthermore, since its a Tallahassee bill, the state legislature has the power to make changes to it without involving GRU, the governing board, the city commission or you, the citizens. that the legislature has forced a charter vote on a local city against their wishes. Currently GRU is overseen by the people of Gainesville who elect the City Commission to govern how it is run. The governing board model, called the Authority, that Tallahassee is pushing on us, would be appointed by the commission. But that is where the oversight ends. Even though they appoint them, the city com-KEEP GRU LOCAL mission cannot remove any members of the Authority, short of a criminal convic The commission will be prohibited from changing any decisions the Authority makes. The Authority will write its own code of ethics and rules of business conSee GRU, p. 21 Amy Goodman coming for CMC 25thThe Civic Media Center and Stetson Kennedy Library will be marking its 25th anniversary in October, and we have landed one of the most appropriate speakers posby Joe CourterEvent: CMC 25th Anniversary Celebration with Amy Goodman Where: Forage Hall, Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave., Gainesville When: Oct. 19, 7:15-9 pm; doors at 6:30 pm See Goodman, p. 21 sible, Amy Goodman, the longtime host of Democracy Now! This is a national radio (and video streamed) one hour newscast that has been


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 3 PAGE 2, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 Subscribe!The Gainesville Iguana is Gainesville's progressive newsletter and events calendarIndividuals: $15 (or more if you can) Low/No income: What you can Groups: $20 Gainesville Iguana P .O. Box 14712 Gainesville, FL 32604 Comments, suggestions, contributions list your event or group, contact us at: (352) 378-5655 www monthly or bimonthly by volunteers for over 30 years. Circulation for this issue is 4,500. Publisher: Joe Courter Editors Emeritus: Jenny Brown Mark Piotrowski Editorial Board: Pierce Butler Joe Courter Beth Grobman Jessica Newman Production work and assistance: Emily Arnold Joye Barnes Kaithleen Hernandez Victoria Condor Williams Distribution: Joe Courter Kate Ellison Bill Gilbert Sam Madeira Anita Sundaram Contact us if you can help with distribution in outlying areas. Authors and photographers have sole credit, responsibility for, and rights to their work. Cover drawing of iguana by Daryl Harrison. Printed on recycled paper From the publisher ...This show must not go on D Introducing The Florida Phoenix by Julie Hauserman publishes stories on current events. Check them out: D Donald Trump is a Dangerous Demagogue. Its Time for a Crusading Press to Fight Back by James Risen, The Intercept in partnership with Press Freedom Defense Fund crusading series journalism by groups of reporters from all over America joining together in D The War on Peace by Tino Rozzo, The Dissident A Democratic Socialist Blog war crimes. Crimes against humanity have gone on too long. D Inside the Pro-Trump Effort to Keep Black Voters From the Polls by Lauren Etter and Michael Riley, Bloomberg Businessweek keep-black-voters-from-the-polls D How to interfere in a foreign election by Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe If the United States had not crashed into a presidental election in Russia 22 years ago, we almost certainly would not be dealing with Putin today by Joe Courter tiple minutes of the news cycle every day. And then central casting came up with a great line-up of a sort of villainous side show, you can almost imagine the midway barker trying to lure you in, come see the hyper-moralistic vice president Pence; the secretary of education Devos, who knows nothing of public schools; the anti-science Sec. of Interior Zinke; the Sec. of Energy who wanted to eliminate Dept. of Energy Perry and good old boy Sessions as Attorney General. And then there are legalistic high-wire acts, attorneys like Michael Cohen who operate outside of the law. Will he fall? Is there a safety net? Or the other attorney Rudy Gulliani; certainly thats got to be an act. Theres the former head of the election campaign committee, Paul Manafort, whose life is a veritable clown car of shady dealings, an international track record of sleaze. acts to draw their attention to. They simply stay there and go with the easy stories that are presented to them in the three-ring circus that is the Trump administration. There is such a good view there under the Big Top, why theres hardly a need to go anywhere else. Well, there is a lot of anywhere else to be covering. Things that affect more people, things with important and compelling story lines and history, which are what news media used to spend more time on and citizens cared more about. Things in this country, like how is it that Flint still doesnt have clean water, that we have a pharmaceutical industry-created opioid crisis ravaging the country, that Puerto Rico was left without electric power for so long with so little help. Outside the country, seemingly endless wars are being fought that were either started by the US or are spin-offs from the destabilization caused by the US-started wars, and are being facilitated by US allies, using US-supplied weapons. Yemen is a prime yemen-are-killing-civilians-destroying-infrastructure-and-fueling-anger-at-the-u-s. We have had a diminution of diplomacy in favor of more war, more posturing, crippling sanctions which only hurt the citizens and give authoritarian leaders even more of a strange hold on power. Not only is there no diplomacy, here in this country there is no longer a peace Brave New World, where there is always some war going on somewhere; it is as normal as the weather and no one cares. This is serious stuff going on. Hard-fought-for rights and well-researched regulations are being cast aside. We have as President a man/boy of limited intellect emulating what his authoritarian role models are doing; that is trying to undermine a free media, creating internal divisions among the citizens, and vilifying people who disagree or decade but then being too cowed by this long-time con man to resist. We have a fractured Democratic party which would rather compromise than lead, and a mass media who have become the ringmasters of the circus. We get out of this by organizing, resisting, and seeking others to engage with. And right now for many, it is getting out the vote, supporting candidates, and hoping, as we have been seeing, a big Blue Wave comes in November. Among people reading this are people to either side of this position, those young (or not) who have never engaged in politics, and those who feel that the system is corrupt and cant see institutional change happening. If you are a citizen, you need to be engaged somehow or you are dead something that is directly helping others. We elected a clown. We got a circus. But that DJoe Courter By Gainesville IWOC On August 21, prisoners from groups including Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) indicated that dozens of ated actions based on a common set of issues such as fair access to the vote, the court system, paid labor, parole opportunities and real rehabilitative programing, rather than the current system of wareThe focused days of action are anticipated dates signify a remembrance of prisoner activist George Jacksons assassination and the Attica uprising, which occurred ing the other. Since the time of the Attica uprising, the U.S. prison population has increased by pacing an increase in population and crime. This months strike plan is the latest in a string of prisoner-led initiatives to apply pressure on the political system that birthed the epidemic of mass incarceration. kicked off what became the largest coor dinated effort by prisoners to push back Though the momentum had been building in recent years through a series of protests, work stoppages and hunger strikes Alabama, Georgia and California, Florida prisons were propelled into the spotlight. prisoners in Holmes C.I., one of the many a massive revolt. The FL Department of Corrections (FDOC) called it a largescale disturbance and attempted to deny any connection to an organized protest. By ported disturbances, and the connection to the nationwide strike became undeniable. Organizations including the Campaign IWOC established communications with hundreds of prisoners through letterwriting campaigns and published reports on the protests, the conditions that led to them and the repression that participants faced as a result. In the following years, Florida prisoners built on this work, announcing Operation PUSH on MLK Day At the time of Iguanas publication, detailed news of strike activity is only beginning to trickle out, but reports of sit-in protests and retaliatory lockdowns are already coming out of Florida prisons, along with As momentum builds around the strike, students nationally are also beginning to discuss a solidarity strike, or student walk out, in various states if the prisoners demands are not being addressed by state and federal agencies. Due to retaliation faced by prisoners involved in organizing, many prisoners choose to remain anonymous. Likewise, family and friends of prisoners have found that retaliation has also occurred as a result of their advocacy on the outspoke up against Florida DOCs proposed visitation cuts earlier this year found that their loved ones faced interrogations, harassment and even forced transfers to other facilities as a result of the public hearings, demonstrations and social media activism they engaged in. A student activist, requesting to remain unnamed, provided the following statement in regards to prison strike solidarity walkout plans in Gainesville and Tallahassee: If Julie Jones doesnt agree to meet with our mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters who are locked up and are demand ing basic human rights, such as pay for their work, reinstatement of parole, and an end to price gouging at commissary, then we will call students to also go on strike and not attend school or stage walkouts ... As students made quite clear following the uprisings in response to the Parkland shooting, a new youth movement is building and it will not be restrained to a single issue. This whole system has to change teering and voter suppression. Our communities will not stand for it anymore. Follow Gainesville IWOC on Facebook for updates on the strike and upcoming solidarity events. DPrisoners lead the way on another nationwide strike, Students announce intent to follow with walkout


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 5 PAGE 4, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 Please plan to arrive as early as possible to improve your chances of admission. Its recommended that you arrive 30 minutes early to the screenings. See By Jacob Kovach Alachua County residents will have easier access to early voting options with the addition of three new early voting sites The Legacy Park Multipurpose Center in Alachua, Melrose United Methodist Church and J. Wayne Reitz Union will be used for Both the Legacy Park Multipurpose Center and Melrose United Methodist Church voting locations. The J. Wayne Reitz Union, located in the center of the University of Floridas campus, was added as a location following a ruling from a fedtions on college or university campuses. tion will begin Oct. 22 and last through During the Primary Election, the Alachua and Melrose early voting locations saw chua County Supervisor of Elections Kim As these locations remain open for future elections and more voters become aware of them, we anticipate an increase in the number of voters at each location, sure what early voting turnout will be like at the J. Wayne Reitz Union. that the opening of the new locations repes to voters who live outside Gainesville and those who live or work near or on the University of Florida campus. The Millhopper Branch Library, Tower Road Branch Library and the Supervihave been used as early voting locations for multiple elections, though the SuperviBarton stressed the importance and convenience of alternatives to Election Day voting, especially due to the unprecedent lot measures for voters in Gainesville. In addition to early voting, any voter in Alachua County can request a vote-by-mail Alachua County voters can request a voteby-mail ballot by going to VoteAlachua. We work hard to make sure that voters have options when it comes to casting their ballots. Whether you vote early, vote want to ensure that your voice is heard, Barton said. Jacob Kovach is a communications intern for the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections. DAlachua County Supervisor of Elections expands access to early voting Hey, Readers! opened a PayPal account, and were now accepting donations through our website at www Go to our home page and just click on the Donate with PayPal to support us via PayPal account or credit card. We thank you very much!


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 7 PAGE 6, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 SEPTEMBER7 The Shambles (Classic Rock)14 The Impostors (The Beatles Tribute)21 Michael Claytor & His Friends (Folk, Pop)28 Gilberto De Paz & Tropix (Latin Fusion ) In Partnership with Gainesville Latino Film FestivalOCTOBER 5 Both Sides Now: A Tribute to the Music of Joni Mitchell by Cathy DeWitt & Friends12 A Tribute to the Music of the Woodstock Era Highlighting the Work of Jimi Hendrix by The Relics & Michael Derry & Friends19 UF World Music Ensembles Jacare Brazil, Agbedidi Africa, Sunshine Steelers & Pazeni Sauti Africa Choir Each Friday a new band brings original and cover tunes to the Plaza concert stage 8-10 pm, May through October 111 E. University Ave. All shows may be subject to change GREAT SHOWS BY: FRED SOWDER BILL PERRY H.R. GERTNER D.J. CRAMELA D.J. LUTRA DOUG CLIFFORD KEN STERN GARGS ALLARD JOE AND CRAIG STAN (and others!)WE ARE GAINESVILLES COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONCELEBRATING 10 YEARS ON THE AIR! MORNINGS 9-11, AFTERNOONS 2-4, EVENINGS AFTER 6THOM HARTMANN 7 AM DEMOCRACY NOW! AMY GOODMAN 8 AM, 1 PM MSICA EN ESPAOL VICTOR PEREZ 11AM-1PM JAZZVILLE ROBBIE STEVENS FRI 6-8 PM SAT 8-10 AM SUN 8-NOON VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! www.artwalkgainesville.comGALLERY TOUR BEGINS AT 7 PMGainesville native marches in NYC Pride Paradeby Fiona Llama On June 25 in Manhattan, the anticipation was building. I waited in my holding area for the New York City based company with rant that the company had rented out for a few hours on the corner thth Avenue. nual LGBTQ Pride March. Those most closely involved insist on calling the event a March as it is intended to continue to raise awareness about the need for Gay Rights and, therefore, acts more as a protest march than a celebration parade. The reason I was involved for the second year running is that as a straight ally of the LGBTQ community, I feel strongly that Gay Rights are Human Rights. Its as simple as that. So I was a plus one for my boyfriend, who is the straight ally liaison for his company. Men in super high heels. Men in drag. Men in leather. Men in thongs getting spray painted. And women nude from the waist up. In NYC, you see it all, but the theme of an event like this is a message of acceptance. It goes beyond tolerance. It is a statement of validation that who a person is attracted to and falls in love with does not mean he or she should be denied any human rights. In the end, all people want and need to feel welcome and accepted One new thing about this year was the route. Whereas before it had gone south on 5th Avenue to Greenwich Village, this year it went south th Avenue, east through the Village, and north along 5th Avenue. Day and March. The new route was decided on for this year in or siasm among the spectators along 5th Avenue was much stronger Last year, I remember my waves to the crowd being met with waves in response, but it was less so at the beginning of the day. But once we got to 5th Avenue, the crowds were very into it, with full throttle cheers of Happy Pride, and that was much more fun. My boyfriend and I are committed to supporting LGBTQ rights. We are all human; lets be nice to each other regardless of who you love.D Upcoming local pride eventsGNV Pride Awards Dinner Friday, Oct. 12 GNV Pride Parade & Festival Noon: Parade Sing Out Loud Festivalmay be your ticket. And you will need no other ticket, it is all free! Check out:


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 9 PAGE 8, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 Alachua Countys No Pressure Realtor No buyer fees and listing commission is only 1.5% home!Sandy Malone, Realtor C. 352-575-4080malone@goldenrulerealestate. By Sarah Goff we have gotten requests to stay open later and offer Sunday on Sunday from 12-5pm. Monday: closed. hours and making it easier to shop will further our mission of encouraging more reuse of what is already in our communities instead of continuing the trend of buying new items that need to be manufactured and shipped from far away places. When you buy something used, you eliminate all that goes into producing a new product. The raw materials dont have to be harvested or mined from the planet. The water needed for manufacturing isnt used. The energy needed to harvest/mine, produce, and ship the product isnt used. The packaging is eliminated. Buying USED items instead of NEW is good for the planet! Our organization wants to help people realize that buying used items is as green as you can get when it comes to material possessions, said co-founder Sarah Goff. People often dont have time to research every manufacturer to make sure they are environmentally friendly. Even environmentally friendly products use energy and water for manufacturing and transportation, but when you buy something used, you can be certain that you are only supporting that reuse store, their mission, and the people who work there. the public for art and education, inspire creativity, and help us all rethink what we throw away. Lets all help protect the planet and buy USED! D Repurpose Project has new hours By Joe Courter Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Florida, arrived in Gainesville Gainesville Women's Club. The program featured speeches by MSD students who movingly recounted shooting at their school last February, their sense of shock and loss with the deaths and wounding of family members and friends, and their powerful commitment to make this tragedy yield some future gain. A panel discussion and Q&A ensued Alachua County schools on how to make schools safer, how the tour had been going, and what other actions they've been taking. Shadowing the students tour was a pro-gun organization, the Utah Gun Humvee, ominously black with progun slogans. A half dozen men from this group quite obviously filmed the event, using headset communications Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students from Parkland speak at the Gainesville Womens Club on the fatal shooting at their school last February Alachua County students joined them in a discussion on making schools safer Photo by Aris Polyzos.Parkland students tour comes to Gainesville and providing a sort of threatening, intimidating presence. Such are the times we are living in. D


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 11 PAGE 10, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 Please support the CMC however you can: volunteering, memberships, donations, ideas, attendance at our events. Grassroots support keeps us going. Civic Media Center Events 352-373-0010 433 S. Main St., Gainesville 32601Park just to the south on SE 5th Ave, or after 7 pm at the courthouse (just north of 4th Ave), or GRU (2 blocks east of CMC). Wed. Sep 5: How Bernie Won meet author & political strategist, Fri. Sep 21: Open Jam & Art Show Mon. Sep 24: Movie Monday TBA Mon. Oct 1: Movie Monday TBA Fri. Oct 5: What is Participatory Defense Workshop by Jhody of Unpublished Pieces from the Papers of Stetson To get weekly announcement email, contact and request to be added to the list. by Gia Del Pino Community Organizer Over this past year we have seen nationwide attacks on our communities. Under the Trump administration, arrests have states including Florida, which was the largest operation targeting employers. including neighboring counties such as Volusia and Duval. In April, we saw the largest single workplace raid since the Bush era. With a surprise blitz of a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee, the large-scale militaristic workplace raid needlessly shattered families, left children without parents, and sent hardworking immigrants back into the shadows. Customs and Border Patrol Activity in the area. This is a sign the Trump administration is carrying out its plan to aggressively ramp up enforcement this year. This is set against Nothing about us, without usMadres Sin Fronteras (Mothers Without Borders)the backdrop of the upcoming elections where Republicans are running on an anti-immigrant platform. Many of you stepped up and engaged in one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time, during the Keep Families Together march. You protested against the separations of families at the Southern Border. The reality is they are separating families everywhere, even in our own community. They are picking up parents dropping their kids off at school, families on their way to hospitals, they are waiting outside of court houses, and attacking our leaders and organizers. They claim they are only cracking down on criminals, the bad anyone and everyone. Their dragnet operations are sweeping across entire communities, especially those who do not collaborate. communities safe and to protecting our families. We are building infrastructures to resist these targeted operations, and the meanspirited and racist anti-immigrant policies that come with the high cost of human suffering. We, Madres Sin Fronteras (Mothers Without Borders), are a local grassroots immigrant-led organization that works to protect the rights of immigrant families in our community and to ensure that all are treated with dignity and respect. We work to build to develop, educate, and empower our communities to protect and defend our families and ourselves. Our ethos is Nothing about us, without us. Being in solidarity entails being able to take direction from those who one claims to be in solidarity with. Learning how to take direction, as to what is it that those we are in solidarity with wish us to do, is a huge aspect of shifting the relationships of power between the oppressed and oppressor. Madres Sin Fronteras is working together with the Human Rights Coalition of Alachua County (HRCAC). We are urgently fundraising for the Faith Action ID program, a community ID program for any and everyone who faces the challenge of not having a valid form of ID. We are also fundraising for our Bail/Bond fund whose main cases from their communities instead of behind bars. If you really want to be in solidarity with the affected community here, please reach out to msfgainesville@gmail. com. If you are interested in donating or sharing with your friends and networks, please donate by going to our website Together as a community we need to remain steadfast in our found for all. D


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 15 PAGE 14, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 by Jacey Fortin cialist and sometime political candi date whose activism spanned many decades, died on Friday in Manhattan. The War Resisters League, where Mr. McReynolds had been a staff member, Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital after falling in his Manhattan apartment, a friend, Bruce Cronin, said. Mr. McReynolds was best known for his demonstrations against the draft during the Vietnam War, his advocacy on the Socialist Party USA ticket. Hell be known for the lifetime of the post-World War II, Cold War era, said Professor Cronin, the chairman of the political science department at City College of New York. But what I was as much a humanist as he was an activist. He had met Mr. McReynolds Mr. McReynolds spent almost four decades as a staff member for the War zation based in New York City. His RIP, David McReynoldsactivism took him around the world for demonstrations and meetings as a member of delegations in Libya, Japan, Vietnam and other countries. There were all these things that made him a giant in antiwar and civil rights Kunin said on Friday. He was also a photographer, a writer hosted friends at his home for discussions about art, life and politics. David Ernest McReynolds was born was raised as a Baptist and was once Mr. McReynolds, who was the oldest of three children, described his childhood as head of the local water reserve and his familys access to his grandfathers farm and livestock helped insulate them from the worst effects of the Great Depression, The Villager reported. By the time he attended the Univer sity of California, Los Angeles, in the This was during the era of McCarthyism, and the government took notice of his activities. Mr. McReynolds would later write that the F.B.I. had compiled which he obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. His work spanned myriad issues. He demonstrated in favor of civil rights and against the Korean War in the antiwar sentiment had gripped young Mr. McReynolds was known as a mediator with a human touch, and much of his organizing work took place behind the scenes. But he occasionally appeared in news reports, including the time he publicly burned draft documents during tion as a candidate for Congress in make gay rights a central issue in either campaign. By the time of his last presidential with the War Resisters League. I think we have a title for me, he said at the time. Im an emeritus of some kind. Ill have to ask someone up front what my title is. Mr. McReynolds resigned from the Sosured for two comments he had made newspaper in Paris. In the other, he used the word thuggish in reference to Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager The failure of the Socialist Party, its tendency to substitute a kind of left rhetoric for serious analysis, is to be regretted because if ever we needed a democratic socialist movement By Marc Grobman Peace and civil rights movements activist David McReynolds, who died his vigorous dedication and leader ple: He was arrested for resisting the Web obituaries abound on Daves life and accomplishments. But they probably dont illustrate his skills in cooking and in humor. Win Magazine (originally published by the Workshop In Nonviolence) and other leftie organizations shared headquarters in NYC. I occasionally wrote for Win, and someone once introduced me to Dave. We said hello, and then went on to take care of business. Id heard that Dave was an accom plished cook, and a short time later he wrote a Win Magazine article that gave me a life-long cooking lesson. led by Cesar Chavez, called for a nationwide boycott of all non-union harvested lettuce. The health foods movement was miniscule then, and to most people, lettuce was simply what we now know as iceberg lettuce. Few of us knew other varieties or That put many boycott supporters in a quandary. Do we have to give up sandwiches? But Dave had the wonderful ability to recognize an impor tant story hidden in plain view from other reporters. He responded with a Win Magazine article titled, Living without the Iceberg. His article contained several recipes, and I dont even remember what Dave suggested as a substitute for iceberg. What astounded me were his other sandwich. It had never occurred to with mayo, spread it on white bread, and add a tomato slice. Dave suggested to try adding such things as pickles or minced celery, vinegar and/or hot sauce, fresh-ground black pepper, an onion slice, and using toasted whole wheat bread. The delicious result was the most important food prep lesson Ive ever had. Now, whenever I prepare food, might go well with it? In a Democracy Now! remembrance, hill recalled that David loved to both facilitate serious discussion, but then it is today, Mr. McReynolds wrote after his resignation. He is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Gralewski, and a brother, Martin McReynolds. On Friday, the War Resisters League said in a state but had remained a member of the leagues community throughout his life, adding that he will be remembered DPeace activist David McReynolds: Two lighter sidesMany times when famous people die, only then do we learn the depths of their good work and gain an enhanced appreciation of their lifes work. Such was the case with Aretha Franklin, and how we learned of her support for the early civil rights movement, fundraising and singing for not just Martin Luther King, but Angela Davis, too. We got to see her incredible talent, spanning from teenage years to late in life. Movement lost one such person recently, David McReynolds. Rustin and AJ Muste. For testimonials about both Aretha Franklin and David McReynolds, check ran on August 18:David McReynolds, socialist activist who ran for president, dies at 88ibly witty or funny. He was a master of punching up at the powerful. who was gay, ran for Senate on the Green Party ticket against Senator Chuck Schumer. Democracy Now!s Amy Goodman asked Dave about Schumers opposition to gay mar riage. Dave responded that Schumers opposition wasnt fair to nongay people: I think it is really outrageous for Schumer to come out against gay marriage. I really think this is contemptible on his part although thats not nearly as important in my mind as the issue of killing people and being killed in Iraq. I dont understand why gays and lesbians shouldnt tribulations and trials of marriage from these problems? Freelance writer Marc Grobman is a Gainesville native who now lives in Fanwood, NJ. D Daily News


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 17 PAGE 16, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 On to the Nov. 6 electionsby Joe Courter Well the primaries are behind us now, and and prominent with the upset victory of Andrew Gillum for Governor, who will face off against Ron DeSantis, who tied himself closely to Trump. Gillums populism and positive energy will hopefully be contagious and help Democrats all down the ballot. And we really need it This election will set the tone for what year when the power and responsibility for re-drawing districts happens in each state. The Republicans were very strategic in that our blue wave is up against. They were very aware that when the President is not up for election, many people think voting is less important and stay home. This ripples down the system, leaving governors and congressional seats vulnerable to a coordinated campaign. The Republicans, and more importantly their strategists such as the Koch Brothers, used huge money and ideological opposition to Obama to win state after state, and thus win that power to redraw districts. With demographic analysis they, in effect, chose the voters their ofoverturned in the courts, but it is still with went for Clinton narrowly, but the legislature stayed solidly Republican. Now, with Gillum at the top of the State ticket, maybe we can start to undo the damage, and locally knock out Perry and Clements. when the power to redraw districts is given. But while the Republican had their well-funded organizational talents and reactionary ideological certitude fully in Democratic side is hampered by their usual internal divides, a pretty well funded mainstream which is convinced it knows best, and a progressive, more populist wing that wants to be much more aggressive in going for things like increased funding for education and health care, for civil rights and science-based environmentalism, and shamefully, not so much now as in the past, taking a stand against war. Its like something in our ideological make-up, Republicans tend to fall in line, but Democrats, being much more diverse and many feeling the stress of oppression, and the into factions. Gains must be made here administration should be a great motivator, and indeed turn out is up, and Gillum will add energy, but as the country slides more to the right in the courts and more authoritarian in its attitude from the top, we have a long way to go. November voting will present clear choices. Between now and then, getting unrega big push here motivated by the need to elect Andrew Gillum and also defeat Rick Scotts Senate bid. At least I sure hope so. But it is important to remember that the power of the vote mostly manifests in local races, and it is beyond frustrating when people ignore this, feeling that if the candidates at the top arent who theyd like they stay home. A local referendum is talked about on page one of this Iguana, to keep local control of GRU: very important, Also on the local ballot 1/2 cent for schools. And very important item on the statewide November ballot to give people with felonies a second chance at voting in Florida, the state which has suppressed these voters more than any other state. (Vote Yes on 4) LOCAL RESULTS: Regarding our local races, the turnout was pretty good for an some races were clearly decided, a couple of others will go to runoff with the November balloting. Please consider multiplying the power of your vote by supporting the ground work of these candidates as they work to represent you. ran a well-funded (and Democratic partyaided) campaign and prevailed against the grassroots campaign of Olysha Mcgruder. This race was marred by many negative mailers from an outside group which at this point is still questionable as to their monetary source and intent. They distracted from the issues, doubtless hurt McGruder, and we will report further on this issue in October. Meanwhile, onward to defeat Keith Perry. State Representative District 21: Jason Haeseler won against Amol Jethwani and will move on to take on Chuck Clements. Clements and Perry (above) need to go, they are primary authors of the ballot item to strip GRU of local control (see pg. 1) This will be hard, but Amols campaign Alachua County Commission District 2: Marihelen Wheeler beat people. She will face a very well-funded local publisher running work with Wheeler. The two Judges races on the ballot will both be decided in Nocan win. dates split the rest of the vote. They are both really good with either way. ing change from the community which will help Tisher. This will be interesting. In the other races Tina Certain (Dist. 1) knocked election decisively over a youthful challenger Paul Wolfe. tober. D


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 19 PAGE 18, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 History and the people who make it: Joseph W. WelchJoseph Welch [W], WWII vet, Gainesville area civil rights worker and school teacher, was interviewed by Ryan Morini [M] in April, 2013. excerpts from the UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program collection. interpolations in {curly brackets} by Iguana. W: Im from a family of two children, here in Gainesville. M: What part of town? W: Porters Addition. My mother and grandmother was a seamstress. My father was a minister, in theory. But he was a womanizer who ran around a lot. As a result, he and my mother separated when I er was pregnant with my sister. Hes dead in his life. He hadnt laid eyes on me since I was eighteen months old. After I became an adult, was inducted into the army, went over to Europe, and said Im gonna look up my father and let him see what I look like now. dodging police, even though hes a minister! His brother took me to a church that he built, with his own congregation, his name there on the cornerstone. My uncle introduced me to the audience there and But, he never did anything for me. I was raised by my mother and grandmother. was abolished. M: What was her name? W: Margaret Veal. She worked for the University of Florida in the ag department She was known by all at the university as Aunt Margaret. She was a very powerful person. She was one of the earlier Black property owners in Alachua County. Many times, she served as a bond agency for people who were arrested. She only had to sign her name, not put up any money. Even guys who had committed murder, shed bond them out. I would like to know her maiden name because Veal was a married name. She married Andrew Veal. She had a very nally separated and he moved away. M: Sounds like she was a pretty strong person W: Oh, she was. [laughs] She was strong on me, too, because when it came to chores around the house, she thought a boy, hes supposed to do all those chores. And Id better not complain, either. [laughs] If she were still working at the university in the same role, I would consider her a member of the faculty of the ag depart eight or ten or more white males, because it was an all-boys school, and they were getting the theories in the class, but the practical application, they received under Susie Balknight. She was very wealthy. She was a close friend of my great-grand mother. She didnt live but about two and a half blocks from us. Shed come to our house, sit on the front porch with my great-grandmother, and they would converse for the longest. And my grandmother would go off to her house and sit on the front porch. They were very close. She was in slavery until her thirteenth birthday. She must have been a member of the household, and her master taught her to read and write. She spent a lot of time rereading her Bible. I was required to attend church all day, every Sunday. You didnt miss. Sunday noon services, and evening services. You had to attend all those services. Programs that children participated in, we had to speech, or being a part of a play. Out of all the kids that came up during that time, only three of us graduated from high school. I was the only boy. There were two girls. All the others were dropAnother thing, [laughs] that I used to wonHigh School? Only one and a half blocks from me! Id pass by there, going to Lincoln High School, on the other side of town. Lets see if I can recall the days of the Depression. My mother was a commercial cook. She earned a pretty decent salary. Most other women who were domestics at that time, you want to know the prevailing wage for them? Two dollars, There was a club, known as the Twentieth Century Club. Now its the Womens Club out on University Avenue. Their responsibility was to orientate newcomers to Gainesville. They would tell them the patterns around here: see now, you have a maid, and you have to transport her. Never allow her to occupy the front seat beside you. Sit in the back. Dont pay her more was the prevailing wage around Gainesville during the Depression. My mother cooked at fraternity houses wanted a new automobile you had to place an order for it. Then, it would arrive and you could pick it up. At this time, she was working at Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house. The house mother bought a new car arrived. So my mother drove it to mother asked her, Rowena, whose car is that? My car. She goes, anybody who can afford a car like that dont need to work spot. [laughs] M: Was your mother upset? W: [laughs] No. She became assistant director of the Gainesville Black Recreation Center on NE 2nd Street. She worked until she developed breast cancer and had to have a breast removed. She somewhat recovered. Finally, she begun to suffer pain, and we took her to the emergency room. The doctor informed my wife and I that your mother has a terrible case of cancer. At that time, she was crazy about my young son. She would get him in the car, cause she had an automobile practically all of her life, and she would take off to places like Jacksonville, and take my boy with her. In that condition I didnt want her to take my boy [laughs] but I couldnt tell her not to do it. M: Around what time was that? W: Doc Willis. He was an immigrant from Haiti. He used to operate a used furniture store in Jacksonville. He was a very prominent looking person. If youre interest{ed in} my war record, {US troops landed} on supplies didnt know anything about our being there. We couldnt get supplies. Not even any food! We went a whole day and had to hike. We had only ten miles between the Germans and the English Channel that we occupied. If those German boys had stiffened their resistance [laughs] we would have been in trouble. The most frightening time during my service overseas was the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans were not taking any prisoners. Old George Patton came through. He rescued us. They were puttin hell on us, on American allies. [laughs] M: When did you go into the service? W: going to England. M: Where was your training? W: Camp Cleveland, Louisiana. We trained under some terrible conditions there, being a segregated army. When it came time to catch the bus back to camp, all Black soldiers had to stand aside while they {lined} up all the whites. If there were seats left, youd have seats. Were all supposed to meet at reveille at getting back to camp. M: They knew what was happening, but they didnt cut you a break. W: We went in the same uniform, representing the same country [laughs] yet, were separate. And the commanders, all white. M: Do you remember any Black commanders? At all? W: was to go around and investigate our conditions. He would stand bothered you, or you had problems with, he couldnt do anyproblems we had. So he couldnt do anything. He disappeared mysteriously. They found him dead. They never found to this day what happened, or who killed him. M: What was it like to be segregated overseas? W: ing between the Black and the white soldiers. They wanted things to be fair. Of course, the problem mainly was the English women. During the whole time that I was over in Europe, I saw only one black woman and she was a Congolese from the Belgian Congo. They would let the whites go to town tonight, and restrict the blacks. Tomorrow night, they would let the blacks go and restrict the whites. It was terrible. M: Did any of the black soldiers and the white soldiers ever work together? W: No, we were totally separate. One time in Liege, Belgium we were converting an old cavalry station into an emergency hospital and we had a group of {Germans} to perform certain general duties. We were told that if anyone attempted to escape Swiser. We looked cross the hill, boy, there were two or three German prisoners running across there. We could of {shot} em, and he yelled halt! [laughs] We never allowed to shoot them. So they managed to escape. He didnt wanna see a black soldier shoot a white German prisoner. maintain what we call the Red Ball Highway to carry supplies, equipment and manpower to the front line. Oftentimes when the organizations performing wartime duties? During World War II, W: V2 robot bomb. Once, when we were building an airbase, I was came over and {strafed} us. I was in Liege, Belgium, living in an old museum. There was a river right there. Whenever the alarm would sound, we would rush out and get down beside the bed of the river. On one occasion, that thing sounded and being scared as hell, they Cuz if not, you could be trampled to death. Then and there, I said Id be damned if I will ever run again. When I heard that siren, I lay right in my bed. If I get killed, I wont be the only one. M: Do you think that attitude kinda stuck with you after that? W: Right, right. we understand history, from scholarly questions to public policy SPOHP needs the publics help to sustain and build upon its research, teaching, and service missions: even small donations can make a big difference in SPOHPs ability to gather, preserve, and promote history for future generations. D


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 21 PAGE 20, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 Iguana Directory Readers: If there is inaccurate information here, please let us know If you are connected to an organization listed here, please check and update so others can be accurately informed. Alachua Conservation Trust, Inc. Protecting North Central Floridas natural, scenic, historic & recreational resources for over 25 Alachua County Green Party Part of a worldwide movement built out of four interrelated social pillars that support its politics: the peace, civil rights, environmental and labor movements., alachuagreen@ Alachua County Labor Coalition meets monthly and organizes to support local labor and advance the national campaigns for Medicare for All and a living wage. Contact:, info@laborcoalition. Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs (ACORN) Clinic organization that provides low-cost, high-quality medical and dental care, and social services for people with and without health insurance. The clinic primarily serves residents of Alachua, its mission with the help of a broad-based core of volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, hygienists, American Civil Liberties Union Currently no local chapter. For info on forming a new chapter, Amnesty International UF campus chapter of worldwide human rights movement; www.facebook. com/ufamnesty or Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) working to stimulate conservation action to save threatened species of birds in the southeastern U.S., Central Florida Democratic Socialists of America A local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America focusing on local social and political activism issues to better our community. General meetings are on the 4th Monday of every month at the Downtown Library in Gainesville Citizens Climate Lobby (Gainesville Chapter) provides education/activist opportunities to bring about a stable climate. Meetings are on the Civic Media Center Alternative reading room and library of the non-corporate press, and a The Coalition for Racial Justice gnv4all@ gmail.comContinued on next page From GRU, p. 1 duct and will be given complete control over GRUs checkbook and assets. This is a recipe for corruption. So how did all this begin? It all started in the back rooms of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Building when a group of lobbyists, energy company owners, and GRU reform. They produced a document called the Energy Competitiveness Report which outlined four recommendations they insisted the city commission meet. The city commission quickly met three of the four recommendations. The fourth was to turn GRU over to an independent board of appointees who would govern the utility. The city commission had reservations about this, so they countered with a reasonable compromise: They wrote an ordinance to create the Utility Advisory Board. It has most of the same characteristics as what the Chamber wanted in its indepening authority. Today the UAB makes recommendations to the city commission on all matters regarding utility governance. The main difference between the type of board the Chamber wanted and what the UAB does centers on the concept of independence. The Chamber wants a fully independent board that answers to no one. The commission disagreed with this model knowing a city-owned utility is a citizenowned utility and that citizens right to vote for its board of directors is protected in the citys Charter and should remain so. three out of four demands met, so turned to their friend, then state Representative Keith Perry for a Tallahassee solution. Along with his Chamber connections and From Goodman, p. 1 By Joe Courter Radical Rush, the progressive tabling fair coordinated by the Civic Media Center, will take place this fall during the first week of October. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 2, Radical Rush will be held at Fe Colleges NW campus in the Oak Grove. Radical Rush is an organizational fair for progressive and radical activist groups of Gainesville to recruit new members and publicize their work to students. Radical (going to the root of a problem) Rush (entertaining bids for membership), they might want to get involved. Breaking the town/gown wall of separation has always been a role of the CMC.In addition to the new sign-up, people from the various organizations have an opportunity to meet each other, as well. The event runs from 11 am to 2 pm each day. In addition to the tabling, other Radical Rush evening events are planned. What is Participatory Defense, hosted by Jhody Polk, will a Zine Reading Night hosted by the CMC Zine committee on will be announced throughout September.) The CMC could use a rush of older folks participation, too. Daired on the CMC's radio station WGOT The anniversary celebration will be on outside, with sound and video screen. To help with parking we will have bike ated a GRU governance bill. It failed in the along with Rep. Chuck Clemons resuband signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. So in November, Gainesville is being forced to vote on a referendum our citizens did not Chamber and Tallahassee special interests. Rep. Clovis Watson, who has fought this bill every step of the way for the past four years said this, Never in the history of the Florida legislature have we had a change in municipal governance in this manner. In this bill we would be surrendering all local control. Learn more at and D Shopping Center, 2-1/2 blocks east of Working Food. available through Eventbrite and be...what else ... $25. Democracy Now! is more than a newscast; the on-line archive of shows is a treasure of movement history going back decades. There are interviews with famous writers and thinkers, and those regular folks who And Amy is more than a host, she is a probing questioner, and a damn good reporter. She has taken the show around the world, at World Social Forums, climate change conferences, zones of war and political conventions and disasters to the Sundance Film Festival. Mark your calendars and get your tickets, and help the CMC celebrate 25 years. D Subscribe $30/year A destination game store and parlor4401 NW 25th Pl., Suite G, Gainesville, FL 32605 (access from NW 43rd St) 352-378-PLAY (7529) Find us online at and Facebook DRIVE THRU & CALL-INS 9am-10pm Breakfast til 11, 11:30 weekends 11am-10pm


SEPTEMBER 2018, IGUANA PAGE 23 PAGE 22, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 Continued from preceding pageThe Coalition of Hispanics Integrating Spanish Speakers through Advocacy and Service (CHISPAS) Student-run group at UF. Code Pink: Women for Peace Women-led utilizing creative protest, non-violent direct action and community involvement. CodePink4Peace. The Community Weatherization Coalition is a grassroots community coalition whose mission is to improve home weatherization and energy building. The CWC welcomes new volunteers to get involved in a variety of ways, from performing Conservation Burial, Inc. promotes natural burial practices in cemeteries that conserve land Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc. Nonlandscapes, wildlife corridors and natural areas. Democratic Party of Alachua County Meetings held the second Wednesday each Dream Defenders The Gainesville chapter seeks to create positive change by organizing creative ly skilled young leaders who strategically confront institutions of oppression through building collective power, raising the consciousness of all people, and operating with the genuine desire for the world we wish to see. UFDreamDefenders/ Edible Plant Project run collective to create a revolution through edible and food-producing plants. http:// Families Against Mandatory Minimums Work to reform Floridas sentencing laws and restore Final Friends helps families learn how to accomplish legal home funeral care as an alternative to employing a commercial funeral home. We are an independent group of volunteers who provide free education, guidance and support to anyone who prefers to care for their own deceased loved ones The Fine Print Independent, critically thinking outlet for political, social and arts coverage through local, in-depth reporting for Gainesvilles Florida School of Traditional Midwifery A clearinghouse for information, activities and Florida Defenders of the Environment works to protect freshwater resources, conserve public lands, and provide quality environmental educa Gainesville Area AIDS Project provides toiletries, household cleaners, hot meals, frozen food at no cost to people living with HIV/AIDS. www.gaaponline. Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to Death Penalty works to abolish the death penalty. Join Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice (IAIJ) organizes faith communities to work Gainesville Loves Mountains partners with Appalachian allies to end mountaintop removal coal mining and build a prosperous economy/ sustainable future. We pursue policies to strengthen energy., Gainesville NOW NOW meeting info Gainesville Peer Respiteical mental health community providing sanctuand brief overnight respite stays. Call the WarmGainesville Zen Center and Hostel A Zen Buddhist community offering rooms to rent on Graduate Assistants United Union represents working conditions, community involvement, Grow Radio community members to create and manage engaging, educational, locally-generated programming to promote musical/visual arts and humanities for enrichment of the community. Home Van A mobile soup kitchen going to homeless areas twice a week with food and other operated by Citizens for Social Justice. barupa@ Humanist Society of Gainesville discuss and promote secular, humanist, atheist & or gainesville; Humanists on Campus UF organization provides a community for freethinking, secular humanists. Goals include promoting values of humanism, discussing issues humanists face internationally. We strive to participate in community service and bring a fun, dynamic group to the university! Preferred contact info: email, alternative: Indivisible Gainesville* chapters of the national Indivisible movement, working to peacefully and systematically resist the Trump agenda. We are a group of local citizens equally. Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Gainesville General Membership Branch Union for all workers, regardless of industry, League of Women Voters of Alachua County Nonpartisan grassroots political group of women and men which has fought government and impact public policies (fairness in districting, voting and elections, e.g.) through citizen education and advocacy., Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs elders rights in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, family care homes. Training and Madres Sin Fronteras (Mothers Without Borders) is a local grassroots immigrant-led organization that works to protect the rights of immigrants families in our community and to ensure that all are treated with dignity and respect. Email: MindFreedom North Florida Human rights group for psychiatric survivors and mental health Move to Amend, Gainesville is an organization dedicated to amending the US Constitution to establish that money is not speech, and that only human beings have constitutional rights. Contact Alachua County Green Party for info. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Support, education and advocacy for families and loved ones of persons with mental illness/ National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Local advocates work to promote/ preserve these threatened programs for senior citizens. We have literature, speakers, T-shirts. Email: See National Lawyers Guild Lawyers, law students, lements. or National Womens Liberation is a feminist male supremacy and win more freedom for women. Inequalities between women and men are political problems requiring a collective solution. NCF AWIS is an advocacy organization champi oning the interest of women in science, technolo gy, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all disciplines and employment sectors. Meetper Branch, Alachua County Public Library. All meetings open to public. or Occupy Gainesville is about engaging local people in grassroots, participatory democracy, diversity and dialogue; we stand in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the rest of the people peacefully occupying public space across this county and the world. and https://www. Our Santa Fe River and Ichetucknee Alliance are two of a number of grassroots environmentalist groups campaigning to protect and restore the rivers and springs. See: and PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays) month at the Fellowship Hall of the United meeting with opportunity to talk and peruse Planned Parenthood Clinic Full-service health needs. Offering pregnancy testing and options Pride Community Center of North Central Florida Protect Gainesville Citizens Group whose mission is to provide Gainesville residents with accurate and comprehensible information about Putnam County Florida Democratic Party, Quaker Meetinghouse year tradition of working peacefully for social at 11, followed by potluck. Visitors welcome. for events or request Meetinghouse space at Repurpose Project community center, diverts useful resources from art and education, inspires creativity, and helps us all rethink what we throw away. Lets all help protect the planet and buy used. Open to the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding provides services like mediation, communication Rural Womens Health Project is a local health education organization developing materials Samuel Proctor Oral History Program focuses movement studies, oral history workshops. Say Yes to Second Chances Florida is a coalition of nonpartisan civic and faith organizations who are working for Floridas Voting Restoration Amendment to allow people whove paid their debt to society to earn back their right to vote. Sierra Club Sister City Program of Gainesville links Gainesville with sister cities in Russia, Israel and Palestine, Iraq, and Haiti. Meetings are Stand By Our Plan informs the public on critical differences between the Comprehensive Plan and Plum Creeks proposal, which we do not support. Alachua Countys Comprehensive Plan is the best blueprint for future growth in the countys unincorporated areas; it protects valuable wetlands, standbyourplan@gmail. com; Student/Farmworker Alliance A network of youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery Student/Farmworker Alliance Sunday Assembly, a secular congregation which celebrates life, meets the third Sunday of (Santa Fe College campus building in downtown Gainesville). There is a talk, music, sing-alongs, discussion, refreshments and felllowship. See UF College Democrats (UFCD) meets UF Pride Student Union to queer folk of all sorts, including students, nonUF Radical Student Alliance A progressive grassroots organization that strives to combat transparency, democratic process, value of each members input, ability of any member to assume on campus, United Faculty of Florida, UF chapter Run by and for faculty, the University of Florica Chapter of United Faculty of Florida (UFF-UF) at UF. UFFs origins lie in efforts by faculty to protect academic freedom, defend civil liberties, and end racial discrimination at UF. www.UFFUnited Nations Association, Gainesville Florida Chapter Purpose is to heighten citizen awareness and knowledge of global problems and the UN efforts to deal with those issues. United Way Information and Referral Human-staffed computer database for resources Veterans for Peace Anti-war organization that raises awareness of the detriments of militarism and war as well as seeking peaceful WGOT-LP 100.1 FM Community low-power radio station operating as part of the CMC., Womens March Gainesville meets on the second Monday of each month: for location and agenda information, please see are on the second Monday of each month, see www.hearourvoicemensmarchgnv/; and/ or email Together we can do anything... Join Us! We Need You. Lets build this peaceful movement together! World Socialist Party of the United States (WSPUS) welcomes anyone wanting to know more about ated by capitalism into a democratically arranged world society of equality at Upon request the Party will provide membership applications, htttp:// D D


PAGE 24, IGUANA, SEPTEMBER 2018 Established 1986The Gainesville IguanaGainesville's progressive newsletter and events calendarSubscribe!Individuals: $15 a year (or more if you can) Low/No income: what you can Groups: $20 a year Gainesville Iguana P.O. Box 14712 Gainesville, FL 32604 Articles from current and past issues since 1996, and PDFs since 2012 are available at www (352) 378-5655 www Comments, suggestions, contributions (written or contact us at: by Joe Courter followed by a program called Voicing the Un-Voiced Stetson: Readings of Unpublished Pieces from the Papers of Stetson Kennedy Sandra Parks, Stetsons wife, came to the CMC and suggested the reading of recently found writings of the famed anti-racist, civil rights and environmental author and activist. Jim Cusick from the Smathers Library at UF was asked and agreed to bring essays, poetry and other unpublished short writings from their collection, and we will all share in the readings. Kennedy Library Inc. because Stetson donated his personal and these books are integrated into the various sections of the CMCs collection. The event will also serve as a birthday party for Gainesville community activist Kali Blount. Vegan or vegetarian foods are preferred but not absolutely required. DHappy birthday Stetson Kennedy!