Activist Alert 3-26-2015

City Club of Eugene topic this week is “Perspectives on Alternative Approaches to Forest Management” with Marc Barnes of Integrative Resource Management and Matt Fehrenbacher of Trout Mountain Forestry. Noon Friday, March 27, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. $5 for nonmembers. See to get on the email list.

• Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Ward 8 City Councilor Chris Pryor will hold the monthly Mayor’s One-on-One community outreach meeting from 5 to 6 pm Wednesday, April 1, at Albertsons, 1675 W. 18th Ave. The meetings, generally held the fourth Tuesday of each month, are held in different parts of the community to make them more easily accessible. Contact Regan Watjus at 682-8340.

• Encircle Films will screen The Homestretch documentary with speakers and audience discussion at 6 pm Thursday, April 2, at Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave. “We’re looking for community organizations and civic minded people to come take part in educating and informing audience about what’s going on locally” with homeless teens, says organizer Vicki Anderson. Call 543-0223 or email

• Longtime Eugene blogger activist Hart Williams has a new e-book for Kindle on Amazon called Reality 101: Political Self-Defense for Progressives. Williams says this is his “new direction, having retired from blogging.” Author Tom Collins says “Williams is a troublemaker. He thinks … he laughs. And that can really cause trouble.”

• Traditional Earth Day events in Eugene have been canceled, but some local folks are working to pull together a celebration with speakers, music and information booths at Alton Baker Park or elsewhere Saturday, April 18. The group is meeting as we go to press this week. To get involved, email or

• This year’s McKenzie Memories, a fundraiser for the McKenzie River Trust, will be at 6 pm Friday, April 3, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. and is expected to sell out for the fourth year in a row. Speakers will include Oregon author William Sullivan and Jim Goodpasture. Tickets in advance are $10 and available online at