Summer warms up at the Civic Media Center
Joe Courter
July/August 1999

July and August shaped up with a varied lineup of activities for the Civic Media Center, Gainesville's Reading Room and Library of the Non-corporate press. For users of the library, the video over 320 tapes and over 500 audio tapes, and our books now number over 2000, including a new fiction section. There is also a new and huge Zine library. You get a library card to check out our materials with your $10-20/year donation membership, and that money, along with our larger donation supporters and more from our events, is how we pay our bills. Your support is really needed, so come by and check us out during our summer hours, 2-7:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Our events schedule is on this page -- note that every Sunday is Sunday Nite with Mike (Moore). The regular crowd who showed up for our airing of Michael Moore's "Awful Truth" series wanted to keep going, so we'll revisit some older episodes of TV Nation and a chronological showing of Michael's films--Roger and Me, Canadian Bacon, The Big One. Each of these starts at 8:15.

On Tuesdays at 8 pm we'll feature a topical presentation and discussion on a range of topics--a citizen's crime watch discussion with Stan Pollak, two excellent video documentaries followed by discussion on the news media in the 1990s, and then, on August 3, a presentation by Anthropologist Dr. John Moore on the false "science" that underlies racism and the very notion of different "races".

Wednesday night, July 28, our special guest is author Joe Haldeman, whose most recent work "Forever Peace" swept the major Science Fiction awards. He will give a brief talk at 8 p.m. entitled, ""Inventing the Last War," to be followed by discussion.

Every Thursday is the open poetry jam-a long-running forum for exposition of original and favorite works, getting underway at 9 pm. Various live music is scheduled on weekends too. So please make the Civic Media Center part of your world in Gainesville. Volunteer meetings are at 7 pm on Wednesdays. For more info call. 373-0010.

Civic Media Center

July/August Calendar

Thurs., July 1: Anti-Racist Action meets 7 p.m.

Fri., July 2: Live music with Against Me, NC-13 (Philly) 9 p.m.

Sun., July 4: Michael Moore night: Awful Truth, TV Nation 8:30 p.m.

Thurs., July 8: Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) meets 7 p.m.

Sat., July 10: Live music with Anvil Chorus, Flat Stanley 9 p.m.

Sun., July 11: Michael Moore night TV Nation episodes 8:30 p.m.

Mon., July 12: Vets for Peace teach-in 7:30 p.m.
. Free Radio Gainesville benefit with Freelance Butcher and Shotwell 9:00 p.m. .

Tues., July 13: Neighborhood Crime Watch networking meeting 8 p.m.

Wed., July 14: CMC benefit at Down Lo with Catharsis, Zegota, Degrade 11 p.m.

Thurs., July 15: Anti-Racist Action meets 7 p.m.

Sun., July 18: Michael Moore night TV Nation episodes 8:30 p.m.

Tues., July 20: Video Fear and Favor in the Newsroom, discussion 8 p.m.

Weds., July 21: Volunteer Orientation session, open to all 8 p.m.

Thurs., July 22: International Workers of the World meet 7 p.m.

Sat., July 24: Live folk music with Crystal and friends 9 p.m.

Sun., July 25: Michael Moore night movie Roger and Me 8:15 p.m.

Tues., July 27: Video The High Cost of Free Speech, discussion 8 p.m.

Weds., July 28: CMC benefit at Down Lo with The Youth Ahead (N.J.)11 p.m.
. Science fiction writer Joe Haldeman talk and discussion 8 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 1: Michael Moore night: Movie Canadian Bacon with John Candy, 8:15 p.m. U.S. goes to war with Canada ...

Tues., Aug. 3: 'Race mixing' is normal, 'race' is a myth. Talk by anthropology professor John Moore 8 p.m.

Thurs., Aug. 5: Anti-Racist Action meets 7 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 8: Michael Moore night: recent movie The Big One 8:15

Thurs., Aug. 12: Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) meets 7 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 13: Live music with The Metros (ska) 9 pm.

Volunteers meet 7 pm every Wed. / Poetry Jam 9pm every Thurs.

Hours: 12-7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

1021 W. Univ. Ave., 32601 (352) 373-0010

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