Monthly Archives: October 2014

Free Concert on Monday, 10/27: David Rovics plays for People, Peace and Planet

david_rovics_Tatjana_09Come see prodigious activist singer-songwriter David Rovics, on a rare stop in the Roanoke area! Get ready to learn about world events and peoples’ lives from a different perspective, as his tight, edgy lyrics dance with his acoustic guitar.

If you care about the fate of our planet and all who share it, seize this rare opportunity to see one of the great musical storytellers of our time. Come hear why his music has been featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. Come see why Amy Goodman has called him the “musical version of Democracy Now.”

Get ready to laugh, cry, and most importantly, learn! Step out of your comfort zone, get curious, and if you want, get involved! Sing along, and meet local activist groups with good causes. Connect with others, and just maybe, connect with what you’ve been missing. Bring yourself, and bring friends!

What:  Free concert with singer-songwriter David Rovics, sponsored by Plowshare Peace Center and P.A.N.O.R. (Progressive Action Network Of Roanoke)

When:  Monday, October 27th, 2014, at 7:00pm.

Where:  Inside the 16 West Marketplace, at 16 Church Ave SW in downtown Roanoke.

Cost: FREE! (thanks to our sponsors!), though donations are welcomed.

Please help promote this concert to anyone you can.  Here are PDF files for an 8.5″x14″ poster and an 8.5″x11″ handout that you can print out or email to people:



Thursday, October 23rd – PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes

Pay2Play_Poster_1FREE screening sponsored by Represent.Us!

Driven to make the world better for his newborn daughter, filmmaker John Ennis looks for ways out of our system of pay-to-play politics. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make. PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy’s High Stakes is the layman’s guidebook to taking back our democracy.

Enjoy a fun raffle and discussion after the movie, and find out how you can get involved!

Compact Cinema screening dates:

  • Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00pm

Cost: FREE!

Official movie website

Official movie trailer:

Roanoke Valley Time Exchange – October New Member Orientation and “Time As Money” Film Screening

1422425_360218124144302_5747829117022430176_nCome see how you can help build a vibrant local sharing economy that lets you do what you were meant to do, without waiting for money to be available to do it!  If you haven’t signed up for the Roanoke Valley Time Exchange yet, go to and sign up, then come to the New Member Orientation on Monday, October 6th at Compact Cinema!

4a28556dd0ec686ba1daa18a33d05baf Arrive at 6:30pm for a potluck, and then at 7:00pm get ready for a special treat.  Enjoy a FREE screening of the documentary film “Time As Money”, to see a successful time bank in action, and get some ideas that we can try out here in Roanoke!

Compact Cinema screening dates:

  • Monday, October 6th at 7:00pm

Cost: FREE!

Official movie website

Official movie trailer:

Showtimes for Thursday, October 2nd through Saturday, October 4th


In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio, of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. The film highlights effective, local practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies.

Thursday: 8:00pm, Saturday: 6:00pm

Cost: $5.00

American_Made_Movie_RGB_no-creditsAMERICAN-MADE MOVIE

This compelling new documentary explores the impact of American manufacturing on both ordinary citizens and the national economy. The film examines both the positive ripple effect that comes from domestic manufacturing jobs and the hurdles we’ll need to overcome to start bringing them back.

Friday: 8:00pm

Cost: $5.00


Tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based. Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life.

Saturday: 8:00pm

Cost: $5.00

October 1st TED Talk: Climate Change

950x534xGlobal-Warming.jpg.pagespeed.ic.psb5S44GRYThis Wednesday at noon, we offer an extension of last week’s Climate Change coverage & meetings.

With a newly released Morgan Freeman movie short “What’s Possible” and a highly regarded TED talk, “Climate Economist Nicholas Stern lays out a plan, presented to the UN’s Climate Summit in 2014, showing how the world’s countries can work together on climate. It’s a big vision for cooperation, with a payoff that goes far beyond averting disaster. He asks: How can we use this crisis to spur better lives for all?”

Only at TEDTalks Roanoke –join with inquiring others, eat while you watch if you like, and enjoy a quiet viewing room.

For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

Please help us spread the word by inviting any friends you know who may be interested in checking out the weekly TED Talks. Thanks for your help!

Cost: FREE!