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Activist Alert 8-1-2013

• The Eugene Sustainability Commission will meet at 4 pm Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Babe O’Sullivan is the contact at 682-5017.

• Sen. Chris Edwards, House Majority Leader Val Hoyle and Rep. Nancy Nathanson will hold a town hall meeting on the recent Legislature from 6 to 7:30 pm Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Prairie Mountain School cafeteria, 5305 Royal Ave. in Eugene.

World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1-7 and Daisy CHAIN (Creating Healthy Alliances in New-Mothering) is sponsoring “The Big Latch On” at 10 am Saturday, Aug. 3, in Monroe Park, 950 Monroe St. in Eugene, part of a worldwide effort to set a record for simultaneous breastfeeding. Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg plans to speak. 

Health Care for All-Eugene meets at 7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 6, at EWEB with Sue Sierralupe of Occupy Medical Clinic. For more than a year the clinic has given free health care to those without medical insurance. A review of the statewide meeting in Eugene with representatives of 90 HCAO-supporting organizations and chapters will be discussed. Open to the public. Call Ruth Duemler at 484-6145.

• The annual Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration will be from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Alton Baker Park’s small shelter, located near the duck pond. A 6:30 pm community potluck will be followed by a 7:30 pm program calling for a nuclear free future, featuring Mayor Kitty Piercy and other speakers, Eugene Taiko, Obon dancing and music by the Yujin Gakuen Children’s Peace Choir. The event will close at dusk with the floating of candles honoring nuclear bomb victims, while Koto master Mitsuki Dazai plays traditional Japanese music. Contact CALC at 485-1755 or calcpeace@efn.org