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Activist Alert 2016-11-23

Welcome

• There will be a “good old-fashioned teach-in” on U.S. civics and fighting oppression 3 pm Friday, Nov. 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W. 13th Avenue. Lane County Humans for Respect holds the event the day after Thanksgiving, partnering with the Adult Religious Education program at the church. Search for the event “Teach-in” on Facebook for more info.

BEST (Better Eugene-Springfield Transit) is part of a diverse collaboration of 10 local groups hosting Jarrett Walker, a Portland-based consultant who has been helping communities all over North America, Australia and Europe improve their transit service. Walker will discuss “Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom” and talk about his experiences improving transit. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 4:45 - 6:45 pm, Downtown Athletic Club.

• From 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, Nov. 27, Morning Glory Café, 450 Willamette Street, will donate 50 percent of its sales to Eugene’s Civil Liberties Defense Center. The CLDC is helping to provide legal support and representation to the land and water protectors in North Dakota. CLDC says, “We are working with the Water Protector Legal Collective/NLG-formerly Red Owl Legal Collective to defend the hundreds of activists who have been arrested at Standing Rock.”

• Looking for ways to let your neighbors and business patrons know that you are pro-minority, pro-immigrant, pro-LGBTQ, pro-Muslim, pro-women and anti-bigotry and anti-hate? Check out page 23 of this paper for a poster you can tear out and hang in you window courtesy of Lisa Magnum of OKO gift shop in Portland and Jason Leivian of Floating World Comics. The couple designed and letter-pressed the “welcome to all” posters at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Also, on page 2 you can grab a poster from The Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues, which says it is “deeply disturbed by hateful rhetoric and violence aimed at our Muslim and Arab community members, at refugees fleeing violence, at immigrants, at women and at people of color in our communities.” Fight hate.