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* POV Film ScreeningPOV Film Screening

Time: 7:00 pm

The Gnu's Room is pleased to present a sneak preview screening in association with PBS' POV documentary series of Reportero. The film follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced? The film runs 60 minutes, and is free and open to the public. The PBS Premiere of Reportero is January 7, 2013, so take advantage of the sneak preview and give your feedback to POV. To watch the trailer for the film, please visit:

* Expressions CafeExpressions Cafe

Time: 7:00 pm

Expressions Cafe is an open mic for writers, poets, storytellers, spoken word artists and musicians. Each person gets 10 minutes. No reservations required -- just show up and sign up. Hosted by Karissa Womack and Scott Fenton.

* Book Event w/Hardy JacksonBook Event w/Hardy Jackson

Time: 4:00 pm

The Gnu's Room welcomes Dr. Harvey H. (Hardy) Jackson III for a book talk on his most recent publication, "The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera: An Insider's History of the Florida-Alabama Coast" (UGA Press, May 2012). A graduate of Birmingham Southern College (B.A.,1965), the University of Alabama (M.A.,1966) and the University of Georgia (Ph.D.,1973), Dr. Jackson has taught at colleges and universities in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of 11 books on various aspects of Southern History, including Lachlan McIntosh And The Politics Of Revolutionary Georgia (1979), Forty Years Of Diversity: Essays On Colonial Georgia (1984), Oglethorpe In Perspective: Georgia's Founder after 200 Years (1989), Rivers Of History: Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama (1995), Putting "Loafing Streams" to Work: the Building of Lay, Mitchell, Martin, and Jordan Dams (1997), and Inside Alabama: A Personal History Of My State (2004). He has also published numerous articles and reviews in professional and popular journals, and he serves on the Editorial Boards of The Alabama Review and The Gulf South Historical Review. He serves or has served as an officer in the Alabama Historical Association, the Alabama Association of Historians, the Georgia Historical Society, and the Alabama Historical Commission's National Trust Review Board. He currently teaches courses at Jacksonville State University that include History of the South, History of Alabama, and Introduction to Southern Culture.

* Music by OdiMusic by Odi

Time: 7:00 pm

* AU Philosophy ClubAU Philosophy Club

Time: 5:00 pm

* Engaged Scholar Speaker SeriesEngaged Scholar Speaker Series

Time: 5:30 pm

Jennifer Adams

* Third Thursday PoetryThird Thursday Poetry

Time: 7:00 pm

The Gnu's Room is starting a new monthly event hosted by poet Jason Crane. Each month a featured poet will read and an open mic just for poets will be offered. Participants may read two short poems or one longer one. For more information, please contact Jason at 334-821-5550.

* Music by Less Than HeroesMusic by Less Than Heroes

Time: 7:00 pm

Local music favorites Less Than Heroes are coming back to The Gnu's Room for two sets of original indie rock. The guys are fun to listen to and have great energy. Come show your support for live and local music!

* Music by Point of SizzleMusic by Point of Sizzle

Time: 7:00 pm

* Poetry: Scott WilkersonPoetry: Scott Wilkerson

Time: 7:00 pm