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Activist Alert 2016-12-01

• Introductory meeting of Eugene Downtown Cohousing is 1 pm Saturday, Dec. 3. For info on location, call 541-344-5751, or email: eugenecohousingdowntown@gmail.com.

• Steel Wool, Gumbo Groove and McKayla Webb ask you to bring warm (wool) clothing to donate to the White Bird Clinic 6 pm Dec. 2 at their show at Whirled Pies Downtown, 8th and Charnelton. $8 door. For more info go to steelwoolband.com.

• City Club of Eugene members, students and the public are invited to participate in a conversation about the ideas in National Book Award winner Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 5:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 7, at The World Café, 449 Blair and again 5:30 pm Monday, Dec. 19, at Oregon Wine Lab, 488 Lincoln. City Club adopted this book as its first ever common reading, in solidarity with incoming UO freshmen. The book group, in collaboration with the Community Alliance of Lane County, will discuss how Coates’ message, framed as a letter to his son, can deepen insight into social conditions in our country and our own positions in it. Food and beverages are available for purchase, but no purchase is necessary. Contact Mary Leighton at leighton.mary@gmail.com or 541-510-3819 or go to cityclubofeugene.org.

• The City of Eugene Human Rights Commission will honor Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy as Human Rights Champion at this year’s Human Rights Day event, 6 pm Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Atrium at 10th and Olive. The mayor will read a human rights proclamation and Human Rights Commission Vice Chair Jennifer Frenzer will read the commission’s proposed resolution to make Eugene a sanctuary city. Community leaders and youth will discuss human rights triumphs and challenges and what we face as a community. Cross Current will provide the musical entertainment. Doors open at 5:30 pm. 

350 Eugene will lead a free nonviolent direct action training 1:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lokey Education Room 176, on the University of Oregon campus at 16th and Alder. To register email sandrad2122@gmail.com or text to 541-890-5952.