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Activist Alert 10-20-2016

• Ward 1 Eugene City Council candidate Emily Semple’s campaign has GOTV (get out the vote) activities planned for the next two weeks. Learn more about Semple’s grassroots movement and how to help her maintain the progressive seat that has been held by George Brown. Contact Campaign Manager Kristen Brandt at 541-515-2102 or emilysemple.com for locations and further information.

Educational old growth forest hike to McKenzie View, one of the first Bureau of Land Management’s timber sales under the new Revision Management Plan, the Cascadia Forest Defenders say. Meet at the Growers Market parking lot, 454 Willamette at 10 am Sunday, Oct. 23, for a carpool out to Leaburg. Dress according to weather, bring a lunch and water. Return at 4 pm. FREE.

• Regina Lawrence, director of the George S. Turnbull Portland Center and Agora Journalism Center, will discuss “Ready for Hillary? Gender and Media in the Presidential Campaigns” 6:30 pm Oct. 25 in room 175 of the UO Knight Law Center. Lawrence is a nationally recognized authority on political communication, civic engagement, gender and politics, and the role of media in public discourse about politics and policy. She is the author of Hillary Clinton’s Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail and When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina. FREE.

•  Natural resources timber harvesting specialists Steve Bowers and Francisca Belart of the OSU Extension Service Forestry will share all the things you need to consider when building your own cabin 6 pm Oct. 27 at the OSU Extension Office, 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene. Register at extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/building-cabin-your-property, email lauren.grand@oregonstate.edu or call 541-579-2150 to register or for more information. The cost is $15 per family/ownership, and refreshments and materials will be provided. 

• The Lane County Concussion hosts Battle of the Beards co-ed roller derby tournament Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23, at the Willamalane Center in Springfield. Concussion says that “Piggybacking off a recent viral #NotInOurLockerRoom graphic and the subsequent requests for T-shirts with the logo,” it will be selling #NotInOurLockerRoom merchandise with all of the proceeds going to Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS). Concussion says after it posted a retooled logo of a skull in purple and teal with a message about domestic violence awareness and sexual assault awareness, “the Facebook post received more than 55,000 views within the first 24 hours, and roller derby teams from around the world were creating similar graphics and taking the same stance against sexual assault.” For more information about Battle of the Beards, visit the Facebook event page or contact James Brains at lccinterleaguerep@gmail.com. Games run 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday, and 9 am to 7 pm Sunday. Tickets are $15 for a day pass or $25 for the whole weekend.