Activist Alert 10-23-2014

We the People-Eugene is planning a free panel discussion on “Earned Sick Leave, Preemption and the Powers of Local Government” at 7 pm Thursday, Oct. 23 , at the UO law school, room 110. Speakers include Paul Diller, Jim Edmundson, Pete Sorenson and Ken Tollenaar. Moderated by Eugene attorney Melissa Wischerath and hosted by the Wayne Morse Center on campus. See for more information.

• The documentary GMO OMG examines the risks of consuming genetically modified foods and will be shown at 7 pm Friday, Oct. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 13th and Chambers. Sponsored by the Earth Action Committee. Call (503) 490-9491 or email

• A benefit for Womenspace in memory of Casey Wright will be from 4:30 to 8:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Oregon Horse Center, 90751 Prairie Rd. in Eugene. The event is called “Hunting for Hope, Fishing for Families” and will include a buffet dinner, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets for $20 available at Cabela’s or call 349-5773. 

 • Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) will be hosting its 29th annual Cornucopia Multicultural Celebration from 5 to 8 pm Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13th and Chambers. Live entertainment and silent auction. Admission by donation. Call 485-1755 or email

• The State of the Coast Conference will be held in Florence on Saturday, Oct. 25, a program designed to bring coastal citizens, business leaders and local government representatives together with scientists and students to explore the current and future state of Oregon’s marine environment. The day-long event will be at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. Open to the public, $35 general registration, $25 for students. See 

• A community forum on Corvallis Climate Action planning will be held from 7 to 8:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. The Climate Action Plan Task Force is a group of civic volunteers interested in developing a climate action plan for the Corvallis community. For more information, visit

• Noted biologist Tyrone Hayes of UC-Berkeley will be in Eugene 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.