Civic Media Center to hold Springboard annual fundraiser

What: CMC SpringBoard fundraiser
When: Friday, April 5, 6-9 pm
Where: Forage Hall, Working Food

by Joe Courter

The Civic Media Center’s SpringBoard fundraiser will be held on Friday evening, April 5, in Forage Hall at Working Food, 240 NW 10th Ave. This is located behind Afternoon Restaurant and near Cypress and Grove. This is also the location where the CMC hosted its anniversary event with Amy Goodman last October. 

This annual event is a celebration of spring and a fundraiser to get the CMC ready for the leaner times of summer (when the air conditioning bill goes up).

The speaker for the event is undetermined at press time, but also on tap will be the semi-annual Jack Penrod Award, given in the name of the now deceased former UF professor and veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (American volunteers who went to Spain along with internationals from many other countries to fight Fascism prior to WWII). 

The award is administered by United Faculty of Florida (a union Penrod helped found), the Alachua County Labor Coalition and Veterans for Peace.

Save the date. The event will run from 6 to 9pm and will offer light food and refreshments, all to support the CMC.

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