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Activist Alert - 2017-06-01

• Calico Resources USA Corp. is considering construction of a gold mine in Malheur County, and an upcoming meeting in Bend is an opportunity to voice your concerns. The meeting is on Wednesday, June 14, from 2 to 4 pm at the Department of Environmental Quality, 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on July 3, and may be submitted by email to Calico.File@oregon.gov (please note “Grassy Mtn Comments” in subject line) or by mail to DOGAMI, Attn: Grassy Mtn Comments, 229 Broadalbin Street SW, Albany, OR 97321. See EW’s 2011 story, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” goo.gl/9pXUDE.


• The third annual Gun Violence Awareness Day is Friday, June 2, the birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who was killed by gunfire days after performing at President Obama’s second inauguration. Moms Demand Action, along with over 200 other organizations nationwide, is using Hadiya’s birthday as a day to raise awareness about gun violence. Wear orange clothing — the color hunters wear to not be shot by other hunters. In Eugene, the downtown LED lights will turn orange the night of June 2, and 1-3 pm June 3 there will be a family friendly Gun Violence Awareness Fair in the First United Methodist Church parking lot in downtown Eugene.


Bite of Burrito Brigade is 5:30 to 9 pm Friday, June, 2 and benefits the grassroots organization that serves nutritious vegan meals to Eugene’s hungry. The event is at Off the Waffle, 840 Willamette Street downtown. For $5, guests can taste Burrito Brigade’s “signature delicious vegan burritos, which will also be available as a bowl (gluten free).” The event coincides with Eugene’s First Friday Art Walk and includes beer or wine for purchase, live music by Chico Schwall, a silent auction, raffle and T-shirt sales. The organization says it has served more than 80,000 meals to date. Find a list of regularly needed produce and supplies at burrito-brigade.org. Financial donations may be made via Paypal using burritosundays@gmail.com, or checks may be sent to Burrito Brigade at 2040 Dewey Street, Eugene, OR 97402-1261. Produce or supply donations may be left on the front porch of 2040 Dewey Street. Burrito Brigade is a 501 c3 nonprofit.


• Join Indivisible Eugene and community allies to stand up for truth, accountability and transparency in American politics at a short rally and March for Truth 1 to 3 pm Saturday, June 3, starting at the U.S. Courthouse at 405 Eighth Avenue. More than 125 cities across the country will be marching; come enjoy the debut of the 350 Eugene Street Medics Collective.


• A Eugene/Springfield Legislative Town Hall begins at 10 am Saturday June 3 at the University of Oregon’s McKenzie Hall Room 240A. Come get a legislative update from area representatives.