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Activist Alert 11-21-2013

Robert Anderson, professor of law and director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington, will present “A Problem-Prone Promise: Recurring Issues in Fulfilling the Federal Trust Responsibility to Indian Nations” at 5 pm Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Knight Law Center, Room 110.

• Noted Oregon water-rights activist and Alliance for Democracy member Nancy Matela will discuss the ongoing dangers of the Columbia Generating Station (CGS) nuclear power plant and the Shutdown CGS campaign at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Eugene. The event is sponsored by Oregon WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions). It is free and open to the public. 

• “The Fungal Kingdom” is the topic of the Many Rivers Group Sierra Club free public meeting at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St. Speaker will be Bruce Newhouse of the Cascade Mycological Society.

“New Revenue for the City” is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Nov. 22, at the Eugene Hilton, lobby level. Speakers will be John Barofsky and Dave Funk of the Meeting the Challenge Task Force and Lane County assessor Michael Cowles. $5 for non-members. See cityclubofeugene.org to get on the email list.

• Deadline for applying for the city’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee is Friday, Nov. 22. BPAC advises city staff, community organizations and partner agencies on implementation of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan, and other duties. Meetings are monthly and terms are one or two years. Email lee.shoemaker@ci.eugene.or.us or call 682-5471 or see the city website. 

• Mayor Kitty Piercy’s One-on-One public session for November will be from 5 to 6 pm Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Rite Aid, 57 West 29th Ave. She will be joined by Councilor George Brown of Ward 1.