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Activist Alert 4-24-2014

• A free program on “Visual Justice: Democratized Video as Evidence” will be at 5 pm Thursday, April 24, in 110 Knight Law Center on the UO campus. The event features UO Law School alumna Kelly Matheson, senior attorney for Witness, an international human rights organization that specializes in using video to support change in human rights practice, policy and law.

• UO professor Dan HoSang of Partnership for Safety and Justice will discuss prison spending in Oregon, which is among the fastest growing in the country, at 7 pm Thursday, April 24, at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. The event is sponsored by Oregon WAND. Call 683-1350.

• County Commission candidates Jay Bozievich and Dawn Lesley will speak and take questions from club members at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, April 25, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. $5 for non-members. See cityclubofeugene.org. The program will be recorded for broadcast at 6:30 pm the following Monday on KLCC. On May 2, Tom Bowerman will speak on “Changing Attitudes About Climate Change.” On May 9, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston will be the guest speaker.

• A “Student Debt Forum” will be from 1 to 3 pm Friday, April 25, at Allen Hall 221 on the UO campus. Panelists will be from Jobs with Justice, the UO faculty union and a representative from the American Federation of Teachers. A rally is also planned for noon at Johnson Hall.

• LCC’s annual Peace Symposium will be April 25-26 and one of the keynoters this year will be John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The symposium will merge with the Global Climate Convergence this year. Call 463-5820 or email taylors@lanecc.edu. 

Health Care for All Oregon events continue with a DUH (Drive for Universal Healthcare) gathering, lecture and showing of The Healthcare Movie at 6 pm April 28 at the Bijou on 13th Avenue. To get on the mailing list for HCAO events, visit hcao.org or email sinninger@efn.org or call 484-6145.

• The film Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Laptop will be shown at 1 pm Saturday, April 26, at the Bijou, 492 E. 13th Ave. The documentary follows three young cyberfeminists who risk their lives to challenge their governments using the internet. Part of the Wayne Morse Center series.

Better Eugene-Springfield Transit (BEST) is continuing its work in support of local transportation alternatives. The group will be gathering starting at 5 pm Monday, April 28, at Falling Sky Delicatessen, 790 Blair Blvd., for a “Beer By Bus” fundraising event. Find the event on Facebook.

• A follow-up discussion of the 2014 Sabeel Conference in Portland will be held at 7 pm Wednesday, April 30, at First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe in Corvallis. The panel discussion on Mideast peace issues is called “Seeds of Justice and Hope.” 

• Spencer Creek Grange is hosting a county commissioner candidates forum for District 5 from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, May 1, at the Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy. Candidates invited are Joann Ernst, Kevin Matthews, Jose Ortal, Jack Schoolcraft and incumbent Faye Stewart. The public can submit questions for consideration directly via spencercreekgrange.org