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Activist Alert 11-8-2012

• The Eugene Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meets at 5:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Eugene Public Library.

• The Metropolitan Policy Committee is holding a public hearing related to “West Eugene EmX preliminary engineering funds” from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Eugene Public Library. 

• A post-election briefing and discussion about what’s next is planned for 7 to 9 pm Thursday, Nov. 8, at Washington Park Community Center, 2025 Washington St. in Eugene. Speakers will include Mayor Kitty Piercy, Dan HoSang and Sharon Gary-Smith. Sponsored by the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation. To RSVP or for more information, email sheryl@mrgfoundation.org or call (503) 289-1517. 

• UO psychology professor Paul Slovic, Ph.D. will speak on “What Motivates People to Help Others in Need?” at 6 pm Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Free. Call 682-5450 for more information.

• A homeless activist training is planned for 9:45 am Sunday, Nov. 11, at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. Organizers from Portland and Seattle who organized Nickelsville, Tent City 4, Dignity Village and R2D2 will help local homeless people and their advocates do the same in Eugene. 

• Mayor Kitty Piercy will facilitate the next Civil Conversations sponsored by the Lane Chapter of ACLU Oregon. The topic of this post-election conversation is “Our Civil Liberties & Civil Rights — Election Winner or Loser?” It will be held from 5:30 to 7 pm Monday, Nov. 12, at The Davis Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway. For more information contact aclu-or.org/lanecounty or lanechapter@acul-or.org

Free immunizations will be offered by the Student Nurses Association of LCC in association with the Oregon Adult Immunization Coalition from 1 to 5 pm Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Eugene Mission. Vaccines available are Hep B, tetanus, influenza and pneumonia.  contact laneccsnaprojects@gmail.com

• “The PERS Picture in Oregon and Springfield” will be the topic at Springfield City Club at 11:45 am Thursday, Nov. 15, at Willamalane Center, 250 South 32nd St., Springfield. Panelists will include John Thomas, Brett Yancey and Bob Duey. 

• The LCC Peace Center and CALC are sponsoring a forum, “Debunking the Myth of the Muslim Tide,” at 1 pm Thursday, Nov. 15m at LCC Building 19, Room 26. Retired UO professor Dan Goldrich will speak on U.S. post-WW II foreign policy actions that have had an impact on the Middle East. LCC sociology professor Nadia Raza will emcee the panel. For more information contact Michael Carrigan of CALC, 485-1755.