Activist Alert 10-16-2014

• The Lane County Poverty and Homelessness Board will meet from noon to 1:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Carmichael Conference Room, Lane County Youth Services Serbu Campus, 2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call 682-3798 for more information.

• A free talk on “Surveillance, Suppression and Secrecy” with Nadine Strossen of the New York Law School and ACLU will be at 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 16, at the UO Law School, Room 175. Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center on campus.

• Quaker activist and author David Hartsough is in Eugene this week on tour with his latest book, Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist. He will speak at 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St. Hartsough has used nonviolent protest to block Navy ships heading to Vietnam, and munitions trains heading to El Salvador and Nicaragua. He provides eyewitness accounts of peace and social justice struggles throughout the world. Free.

Measure 86 is on the agenda at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Oct. 17, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. State Treasurer Ted Wheeler will speak on “The Opportunity Initiative: Investing in Oregon’s Higher Education” with Bob Brew of Oregon’s Office of Student Access and Completion. $5 for non-members.

• A town hall on “The Faces of Agent Orange: What You Should Know 40 Years Later” will be at 6 pm Friday, Oct. 17, at the Springfield Elks Lodge, 1701 Centennial Blvd. in Springfield. The event is billed as “Outreach to all affected veterans and their families” and to health practitioners. 

• A march to Springfield City Hall titled “Seavey Loop Salutes Springfield” will be from noon to 1 pm Wednesday, Oct. 22, following a gathering on West A Street next to Island Park. The event is in protest of Springfield plans to industrialize the rural Seavey Loop area. See or find the event on Facebook. 

 • Noted biologist Tyrone Hayes of UC-Berkeley will be in Eugene next week for a series of presentations and events regarding herbicides and health. The first will be a talk on “A Second Silent Spring?” at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Oct. 24. Later that day he will speak in a panel discussion on “Nature in Doubt: Intersex in a Chemical Era” at 3 pm at 250 Clinical Services Building on the UO campus. He will speak again that day at 7 pm at 182 Lillis on campus. On Saturday, Oct. 25, he will join a bus tour day trip to Triangle Lake. See for a full schedule and more information.