Radical Rush to take place first week of October

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 UF’s Plaza of the Americas, and Wed., Oct. 3, it will be at Santa Fe College’s 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), first held in 1998, brings community and campus organizations together to expose students to organizations in which 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 take place Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 pm to 7 pm. There will be a Zine Reading Night hosted by the CMC Zine committee on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 6 pm. Both will be at the CMC. (Other events will be announced throughout September.)

On Friday night, Oct. 5, a CMC benefit show will be held at One Love Cafe in Magnolia Plaza at NW 51st St. and NW 39th Ave. from 7-10 pm. The Couch Messiahs will be playing.

The CMC could use a “rush” of older folks’ participation, too. 

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