Activist Alert 11-13-2014

• Eugene author and LCC English instructor Steve McQuiddy will give a reading, discussion and book signing at 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 13, at Tsunami Books, 25th and Willamette. McQuiddy is author of Here On the Edge: World War II, Conscientious Objectors On the Oregon Coast, and Seeds of the Sixties. Free. 

• “Achieving Equity in Law Enforcement” is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Nov. 14, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. Eugene and Springfield police chiefs and the county sheriff will respond to last week’s panel on inequity in law enforcement. $5 for non-members. See 

• The future of passenger rail in Oregon will be discussed at a luncheon meeting noon to 3 pm Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Oregon Electric Station. Organized by the Association of Oregon Rail Advocates. See to register online. $25.

• The No Industrial Pisgah group is planning a public fast from dawn to dusk at Springfield City Hall Nov. 14-15, led by a Japanese Buddhist order. The group has also launched an online petition to the city of Springfield to save the rural Seavey Loop area and its small farms from industrial zoning. Find the petition at 

Gorilla Gospel Motorcycle Club has been collecting donations for the homeless for their Operation Warm Streets. The club will have a barbecue and donation distribution event beginning at noon Saturday, Nov. 15, at Alton Baker Park. Donations of clothing, hygiene products, blankets and more can be dropped off at N Touch Auto Detailing, 2040 W. 6th Ave., or visit

• Jeremy Scahill’s film Dirty Wars will be shown at 8 pm Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Pacific Hall, Room 30 on the UO campus. The film highlights U.S. covert wars since 9/11. Discussion follows examining alternatives to war for the U.S. to pursue in Iraq and Syria. For more information contact CALC at 485-1755.