Activist Alert 11-26-2014

• Black Friday, Nov. 28, will bring a protest outside Walmart on West 11th Ave. beginning around noon.  Organizers say the Walton family that owns the mega-chain is the richest family in the country, yet they pay the majority of their employees less than $25,000 a year and manipulate employee hours so many don’t qualify for benefits. Sponsored by Raging Grannies, UFCW, ESSN and others. For more information, email or call 736-9041.

• Pulitzer-winning author and journalist Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey, will speak at 7 pm Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Building 17 (Forum), Rooms 308-309 on the LCC main campus. The event is free and open to the public. Her presentation will be followed by a book signing.

• A symposium on Central American children and the refugee crisis will be from 2 to 8 pm Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Ford Alumni Center on the UO campus. The event is titled “Running from Peril, Chasing Hope” and is sponsored by the UO Department of Education. Contact 

• The documentary film The Yes Men will be shown at 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the McNail-Riley House at 601 W. 13th Ave. Sponsored by the Industrial Workers of the World, the film follows two anti-globalization activists who impersonated spokespeople for the WTO and affiliated corporations, announcing ridiculous corporate decisions in front of unsuspecting audiences.  

Wolf OR-7 Expedition member Rachael Pecore-Valdez will give a presentation about this now-famous wolf’s 1,200-mile journey at 6 pm Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Claim 52 Brewing, 1030 Tyinn St. in west Eugene. Sponsored by Oregon Wild and the Western Environmental Law Center, two groups at the forefront of wolf conservation in Oregon. See or for more information.