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Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin Vists Gainesville - Nov 6th & 7th

 

CodePINK is proud to host Medea Benjamin at several events in Gainesville on November 6th and 7th.  Please join us for one or all the events

Medea Benjamin Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been a tireless advocate for social justice for more than 20 years. Described as "one of America’s most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday.

Hailed as called "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. In June of 2005, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize collectively, on behalf of the millions of anonymous women who do the essential work of peace worldwide.

All events are free and open to the public.


Empowering Women Globally in the Peace Movement

November 6th, 6:30 pm
Ustler Hall, University of Florida

There will be a reception and book signing following the presentation.  Her newest book, Drone Warfare, Killing by Remote Control, will be available. This presentation is sponsored by UF Womens Studies Department, NOW, Gainesville Vets for Peace.


November 7th - Various Events

11am - 2pm, Mennonite Meeting House

Join an event co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine. Benjamin will hold a talk on Palestine along with lunch, at the Mennonite Meeting House (1236 NW 18th Ave). Parking available in the Wells Fargo Bank lot.

3 - 5pmDrone Warfare March and Protest

Benjamin, Codepinkgainesville, Occupy Gainesville, Gainesville Chapter of Vets fore Peace, and others will be PROTESTING DRONE WARFARE.  The march will begin at Main St. & University Av. at 3 pm and at 4:20 will proceed down Main St. and over to 606 Depot Av. where a local military drone manufacturer, Prioria Robotics is located. Join Us!

6 - 9pm, Wild Iris hosts a Book Signing and Lecture

Friday evening Medea will give a presentation about her latest book, Drone Warfare, Killing by Remote Control.  A reception and book signing will follow at Wild Iris Books, 22 SE 5th Av., Gainesville. This event is cosponsored by Wild Iris Books, the Civic Media Center, Occupy Gainesville, Gainesville Vets for Peace, and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Project.


CodePINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.


$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781781680773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso, 4/2013

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781930722491
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: New World Library, 4/2005 

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780979482281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Polipoint Press, 10/2008 

$8.95
ISBN-13: 9780929765044
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Seven Locks Press, 8/1991

 

 

Feminist Book Club--November 4th

Wild Iris is bringing its feminist book club back starting in November! We are going to be reading Julia Serano's "Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the scapegoating of feminity", which was selected by our group in the past. To spark your interest, included are links to two articles Serano has written online recently:



Here is the description of the book that appears on the back cover:

"In this provacative manifesto, biologist and transsexual woman Julia Serano shares her experiences pre- and post-transition, and reveals the ways that fear, contempt, and dismissiveness toward feminity shape society's attitudes toward trans-women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. 

Whipping Girl is a personal, analytical, gripping account that debunks popular misconceptions about transsexuality, while explosing the cultural belief that feminity is frivolous, weak, and inherently inferior to maleness and masculinity."

We will be discussing part one of the book on November 4th and  part two on November 18th. The meetings will be from 7:00-8:30 at Wild Iris Books and anyone is welcome! 
 
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781580051545
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Seal Press (CA), 5/2007

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9781580055048
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Seal Press, 9/2013

Beyond Equality, Part Two: Breaking Away from the Gay Norm - Oct 10, 7pm

Wild Iris is excited and proud to co-sponsor a vital two-part series at the Civic Media Center. As an LGBTQ+ inclusive space, we work hard to honor and cherish the narrative of all our members. We will see marriage equality in the next decade or so. Moving beyond that, we wonder, what will the face of the movement be after that?


OCTOBER 10TH- Queer Assimilation: Breaking Away from the Gay "norm"
CIVIC MEDIA CENTER - 7PM, Free - Donations Appreciated

In celebration of Pride Month, the CMC will be hosting a two-part series on living in and breaking away from the "gaystream".

On Friday, October 10th we will host "Queer Assimilation: Breaking Away from the Gay 'norm'". For our second half of the series, we will be focusing on the white cis male dominated movement for "equality", and those whom are left out. 


The whitewashing of the LGBT Movement for equality hurts everyone, but most importantly it hurts the members of our community that need our help the most. Approximately 40% of our homeless youth population identify as LGBTQ*. 

53% of all anti-LGBTQ murders were transgender women. 4 out of every 10 gay men and nearly half of bisexual men have experienced some form of sexual violence. Marriage equality will not be the end of our movement. Come out to our events to hear more about how the mainstream narrative hurts.



 

BEYOND EQUALITY: A Two Part Series about Intersectional Oppression and Assimilation

Wild Iris is excited and proud to co-sponsor a vital two-part series at the Civic Media Center. As an LGBTQ+ inclusive space, we work hard to honor and cherish the narrative of all our members. We will see marriage equality in the next decade or so. Moving beyond that, we wonder, what will the face of the movement be after that?


OCTOBER 3RD- Queer Stories: Navigating Intersectional Oppression
OCTOBER 10TH- Queer Assimilation: Breaking Away from the Gay "norm"
CIVIC MEDIA CENTER - 7PM, Free - Donations Appreciated

In celebration of Pride Month, the CMC will be hosting a two-part series on living in and breaking away from the "gaystream".

On Friday, October 3rd, they will be hosting "Queer Stories: Navigating Intersectional Oppression". We will be hearing from a panel of Gainesville queers about their personal experiences navigating race, class, gender identity, heteronormativity, and more.

On Friday, October 10th we will host "Queer Assimilation: Breaking Away from the Gay 'norm'". For our second half of the series, we will be focusing on the white cis male dominated movement for "equality", and those whom are left out.

 


The whitewashing of the LGBT Movement for equality hurts everyone, but most importantly it hurts the members of our community that need our help the most. Approximately 40% of our homeless youth population identify as LGBTQ*.

 

53% of all anti-LGBTQ murders were transgender women. 4 out of every 10 gay men and nearly half of bisexual men have experienced some form of sexual violence. Marriage equality will not be the end of our movement. Come out to our events to hear more about how the mainstream narrative hurts.



 


 

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