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We Are The Changemakers

A crucial catalyst in creating change is organizing with like-minded people. The Corvallis Changemakers are doing just that by hosting We Are The Changemakers: A Conference for Women & Their Allies. The Corvallis Changemakers are a group of Willamette Valley women inspired by activism, according to their website. The Changemakers decided to create the women-focused conference when looking for a way to organize and positively respond to America’s current political and social climate, according to an email the group sent to EW. The conference will feature a number of panelists including leaders, activists and authors, not only with a local background, but also from across North America. Some of these panelists include Walidah Imarisha, a writer, poet and activist, Alejandra Campoverdi, a former aide to Barack Obama and Jazmin Roque, statewide organizer for Oregon ACLU. The conference will cover topics like networking, canvassing, using social media tools, lobbying representatives and more.

We Are The Changemakers takes place from 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday, Oct. 1, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU Campus in Corvallis. For more info, visit corvaliischangemakers.com. Tickets for the conference range from $20-$40 and include two meals. — Meerah Powell