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Activist Alert 4-3-2014

• A Eugene Police Commission public forum will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th Ave. The commission will take comments on professional police stops policy and bias-based policing. Call 682-5852 or email carter.r.hawley@ci.eugene.or.us.

350.org Climate Activists are holding their first general monthly chapter meeting at 7 pm Thursday, April 3, at First United Methodist Church, 13th and Olive. Email 350eug@riseup.net for find them on Facebook.

• The 12th Annual ¡César Chávez, Presente! community celebration begins at 5:45 pm Thursday, April 3, at Hamlin Middle School, 326 Centennial Blvd. in Springfield. This free, family-friendly event will feature performances by ¡Mariachi del Sol! and the A3 Dance Group. Community groups will also be offering children’s activities and information. Sponsored by Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER) and the Springfield School District.

• Boston law scholar, author and TV commentator Wendy Murphy will present the 2014 Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties from 6:30 to 8 pm Thursday, April 3, at Columbia 150 on the UO campus. Her topic is “How Title IX Finally Won Its Rightful Seat at the Civil Rights Table of Justice — and Why the Legs are Still So Wobbly.” See WendyMurphyLaw.com.

• ODFW and OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine will co-host the 2014 Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference from 8 am to 4:30 pm Saturday, April 5, at LaSells Stewart Conference Center on the OSU campus. Licensed wildlife rehabilitators and others interested in wildlife rehabilitation are welcome to attend. The event is free but pre-registration is required, see wkly.ws/1pi. 

• The LCC Native American Student Association will hold its annual powwow from 1 to 7 pm Saturday, April 5, in LCC Building 5 on the main campus. Open to the public. Call 463-5238 or 465-5337. This event was rescheduled due to severe weather in December.

• Noted author Josh Ruebner will speak at an event from 7 to 9 pm Sunday, April 6, at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe St. Ruebner is an expert on the Middle East and author of Foreign Policy in Focus and a new book, Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace.