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Activist Alert 11-12-2015

• Two local events dealing with sexual violence are planned. The first is “Learn, Listen, and Speak Out: A Community Response to Sexual Violence” from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, Nov. 12, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1465 Coburg Road. Free. The second is a mental health conference, “Addressing Sexual Violence in Our Community: Roadmap to Prevention” from 8 am to 5 pm Friday, Nov. 13, at Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. Some scholarships available. Contact grace@ccceugene.org.

• A fundraiser for Nepal will be at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 12, at Blairally Vintage Arcade, 245 Blair Blvd., with a raffle and trivia contest. Suggested donation is $6. Full bar and food for sale.

• The Serbu Youth Campus is on the program at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Nov. 13, at Serbu, 2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. across from Autzen Stadium. Speakers are John Aarons and Jennifer Cearley. A tour of the facilities will follow for those who are interested. The following week, Nov. 20, City Club will be back at the Downtown Athletic Club for a second program on our local food economy. See cityclubofeugene.org to get on the weekly emailing list for upcoming programs.

• Nationally acclaimed musician and activist David Rovics, along with Mark Ross and George Mann, will perform at 7:30 pm Friday, Nov. 13, at the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street. Suggested donation of $10 to $20 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Doors open at 7 pm. Local peace and social justice groups will be represented.

• The Egan Warming Center is planning its last training session for volunteers from 11 am to 1 pm Saturday, Nov. 14, at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street. No pre-registration required but volunteers must be at least 18 and complete orientation and training. Call 743-7121 or email paul.neville@svdp.us. Clothing donations for the Egan Warming Center can be made at any St. Vinnie’s store.

• Naomi Kline’s documentary This Changes Everything! will be shown at 6:30 pm Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 13th and Chambers. This film examines climate change and the differences between cap and trade and carbon fees. 

• Two vacancies have been announced on the committee advising Oregon Department of Forestry staff on forest operations, projects and activities. One vacancy represents the environmental community and the other represents non-motorized recreation. Deadline to apply is Dec. 9. Call Andy White at (503) 359-7496 or email andrew.t.white@oregon.gov.

• Details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership were finally released last week and can be found at ustr.gov/tpp. Sen. Ron Wyden is inviting Oregonians to share their views on the massive trade agreement at tppcomments@wyden.senate.gov.