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Activist Alert 3-7-2013

• A Safe Public Places Lobby Day in Salem is being planned for 9 am to noon Friday, March 8, with carpooling from Eugene at 7:20 am being organized at the offices of Beyond Toxics, 1192 Lawrence St.. Call Allison at 465-8860 or see beyondtoxics.org 

• A “Carnaval Brasil” fundraiser for Students Helping Street Kids International is planned for 7 pm Saturday, March 9, at Cozmic, 8th and Charnelton in Eugene. Cost is $10 adults, $8 students, kids 12 and under free. Music by Samba Já, Sun Bossa, Priscilla Dantas Ziriguidum and Calango.

• The Corvallis Science Pub hosts OSU professor Kathleen Dean Moore on climate change as a moral crisis, 6 pm Monday, March 11, at the Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St. Free. Moore is co-editor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril.

• March 11 is the two-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and Occupy Eugene. The Survival Center at UO and CALC will be helping put on a series of events throughout the week. At 6 pm Monday, March 11, at 120 W. Broadway in Eugene will be an opening ceremony with music, potluck and discussion. At noon Wednesday, March 13, at the EMU on campus will be Nuclear Freedom Now!, a rally featuring speakers, music, spoken word, theater and a march. At 7 pm Thursday, March 14, at Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th Ave., will be a “Post Ignorance” talk about the ongoing disaster with anti-nuclear activist and video blogger Kevin D. Blanch. From 1 to 4 pm Friday, March 15, will be a rally at Kesey Square, Willamette and Broadway. Call 606-2025 for more information. 

Mayor Kitty Piercy’s one-on-one public session originally planned for Feb. 26 has been rescheduled for 5 to 6 pm Tuesday, March 12, at Albertson’s on West 18th Avenue. Ward One Councilor George Brown will join Mayor Piercy to meet with interested citizens.

• The Oregon State Environment Committee is holding a public hearing regarding Senate Bill 602, which would permanently ban seaplanes and motorboats from Waldo Lake. Public comment will be accepted. The hearing will be at 3 pm Wednesday, March 13, at the Capital Building in Salem. To carpool, email savewaldolake@yahoo.com

• The Crater Lake Wilderness proposal is the topic of a slide show sponsored by Umpqua Watersheds at 7 pm Wednesday, March 13, at the Corvallis Public Library, and at 6:30 pm Thursday, March 14, at the Eugene Public Library. Call 672-7065 or visit umpqua-watersheds.org

• Registration is now open for the Green Campaign School March 16 in Portland that will focus on electing Green candidates to local and state offices. Sponsored by the Pacific Green Party. See wkly.ws/1fp for more information.

• Three positions on the LCC Board of Education are up for election May 2, including Zones 1, 3 and 4. Candidates may file until March 21 at Lane County Elections, 275 West 10th Ave., Eugene, call 682-4234 or visit wkly.ws/1fd