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Activist Alert 2016-11-17

• The Native American Studies Program at the UO presents “Two Spirits One Hoop” with two spirit/trans* performer and educator Ty Defoe of the Giizhiig, Ojibwe and Oneida Nations 4 pm Friday, Nov. 18, at the UO Many Nations Longhouse, 1630 Columbia Street. Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. 

Wild horse activist and film producer James Anaquad Kleinert shows his film Centaur at the Eugene International Film Festival in Cottage Grove. According to the festival, “This precedent setting documentary exposes the brutal wild horse round-ups and controversial environmental management by the Bureau of Land Management.” The festival says Kleinert is “confronted by multinational corporations that are threatened by the exposure of their dealings with the Department of the Interior. Oil and gas fracturing, uranium and rare earth mining is a motivating factor.” The film is 7 pm Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Cottage Grove Armory. For more info and other films at the festival, go to eugenefilmfest.org.

• At 7 pm Sunday, Nov. 20, there will be a “Benefit Concert for Water Protectors” featuring Chad Wilkins Trio at Cozmic/Whirled Pies, 8th and Charnelton, $20 at the door, proceeds go to Standing Rock. Contact Riverstone for more information at 541-607-0277.

• The film On the Banks of the Tigris: The Hidden Story of Iraqi Music will be screened 5 pm Sunday, Nov. 20, at Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Avenue, Eugene. The film documents the journey of Majid Shokor who escaped from Iraq and “then discovered that the songs he loved as a child in Baghdad have a hidden history,” according to the film’s description. Shokor then journeys “from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi musicians, hear their music and stories, and unite them in a concert for peace and reconciliation.” The screening is followed be a Q&A with filmmaker Marsha Emerman; $5 donation.

• The Lane Peace Center brings Vandana Shiva to the Lane Community College main campus 6 pm Nov. 21 in Ragozzino Hall, Building 6. Free. See viewpoint this issue.