Activist Alert 10-2-2014

Jennifer Freyd and Carly Smith will speak on “Addressing Sexual Assault — From Institutional Betrayal to Institutional Courage” at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Oct. 3, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. Freyd and Smith will explain how they measure institutional betrayal and what they have learned from their research, which has focused on institutional response to military and campus sexual assault. $5 for non-members. See The Oct. 10 program will be on “Oregon’s Geology: Scientists Warn of Hazards, But Do Lawmakers & Agencies Respond?” with geologist Vicki McConnell.

The Eugene Police Commission has a vacancy to fill an unexpired term ending June 30, 2016. The commission meets monthly from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on second Thursdays. Currently, the commission is discussing the use and policies around new technologies such as body cameras. Deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 3. See

Measure 90, the “top two” primary election proposal on the November ballot, is drawing a conference and debate from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 4, at the UO Law School, Room 175. Panelists include Rep. Phil Barnhart, Tom Bowerman, Dave Frohnmayer, Barbara Dudley, Jim Kelly, Jefferson Smith, Dan Meek, Julie Fahey, Aaron Hamlin, Chad Peace, Rob Richie and others from around the state and country. Register at

• The annual Great Willamette Clean Up all along the Willamette River will be Saturday, Oct. 4, sponsored by Willamette Riverkeeper. See or call (503) 223-6418 to register for the Eugene and Corvallis areas.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is coming to Eugene in support of Sen. Jeff Merkley’s re-election and will be speaking at 11:30 am Monday, Oct. 6, at the EMU Ballroom on campus. Cost to attend is $30 and reservations can be made online at The event could sell out. 

• climate activists from Eugene just returned from the People’s Climate March in New York City and are following up with a meeting of 350 Eugene at 6:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 8, at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. “Join us, learn what we can do in Oregon and build this peoples movement,” say organizers Deb McGee and Patty Hine.

• A League of Women Voters committee is working on a carbon emission study to be completed by December and will be meeting at 10 am Wednesdays, Oct. 8 and Oct. 22, at the League office, 338 W. 11th Ave. Call Ruth at 484-6145 for more information. 

Dr. Jim Sallis, a national expert on active living, will speak at a meeting between 5 and 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 9, at the LCC Downtown Center. Other speakers will include Claire Syrett, Dr. Rick Kincade and Shane MacRhodes. Sponsored by the American Planning Association’s Healthy Communities Speaker Series.