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Activist Alert: Feb. 23 to March 2

Action trainings and nuclear policy talks

EW runs “Activist Alert” in our pages and online as often as space allows and events demand. Wondering what you can do to battle the evils and insecurities of a Trump administration? Activist Alert is a list of the actions people around Lane County are undertaking to make the world a better place. Send events to editor@eugeneweekly.com with Activist Alert in the subject line.

Congressman Peter DeFazio is holding community forums 10:30 am Saturday, Feb. 25, at Lane Community College’s gym in Bldg. 5 and at 2:30 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center at OSU in Corvallis. After the Eugene forum ends at noon, DeFazio will join Sen. Jeff Merkley for a rally to save health care at noon, also at LCC.

• Joe Cirincione, president of the global security foundation Ploughshares Fund and author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before it is Too Late will speak aboutNuclear Policy in the Trump Administration: Real Dangers, Real Possibilities,” via Skype 4 pm Sunday, Feb. 26, in Rm. 145 Straub Hall, 15th and Onyx, on the UO campus. For more information: CALC at 541-485-1755 or calclane.org. For more background on the issue read an onine viewpoint, “Nuclear issues in the time of Trump,” at eugeneweekly.com.

• “In an effort to build a network of activists working in solidarity,” the group Disrupt Eugene says it is “hosting a general assembly (GA) with the focus of forming a group that can effectively organize against the current political climate threatening so many.” The GA is 4 pm to 6 pm Sunday, Feb. 26 at Whirled Pies, 199 W. 8th Avenue.

• Conservation group Oregon Wild is holding an Oregon Wild Ones Advocacy Training 6:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Claim 52 Brewing, 1030 Tyinn Street, Suite 1. Chandra LeGue of Oregon Wild says, “The Oregon Wild Ones advocacy training program is all about giving people who want to learn how to be more engaged and effective in advocating for Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters, the skills they need to do so.” The trainings address letter writing, giving public testimony and using social media. An RSVP is requested at oregonwild.org/events, or call 541-344-0675 for more info.