Activist Alert 10-15-2015

 • The Lane County Poverty And Homelessness Board meets from noon to 1:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Carmichael Conference Room, Lane County Youth Services Serbu Campus, 2727 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call 682-3798 for more information.

• County Commissioner Jay Bozievich is hosting a series of conversations with community members in western Lane County Thursday, Oct. 15. The first is at 10 am at Robbie’s Windowbox Café in Veneta; at 12:30 pm at the Noti Pub & Grill in Noti; at 3 pm at the Walton General Store in Walton; and at 6:30 pm at the Lane Fire Authority, 88050 Territorial Hwy. in Veneta. Call Bozievich at 682-3719.

Climate is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Oct. 16, at the Downtown Athletic club, 999 Willamette Street. Speakers Tom Bowerman and Julia Olson will talk on “Cutting Edge Climate Law: Eugene is Ground Zero.” $5 for non-members. The following Friday, Oct. 23, the program will be “Digital Disruption of Media: Learning to Embrace the Change.”

350 Eugene is joining Southern Oregon Rising Tide and Cascadia Forest Defenders for a free weekend of intensive direct action training Oct. 16-19 to stop LNG export infrastructure in Oregon. A special workshop on “Power Through Paris” will be from 3 to 5 pm that Sunday. All events will be held at the Irving Grange, 11051 Irvington Drive, and will be followed by a direct action to oppose LNG exports on Monday, Oct. 19. See for registration and more information or call 343-5091.

• A lecture and open discussion on preserving Oregon’s natural resources moderated by professor Veronica Dujon of Portland State University will be from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. in Corvallis. Sponsored by 1000 Friends of Oregon and the McCall Speaker Series. RSVP at

• Author William Sullivan will give a free talk and slide show on the wildlife, geology and history of Eastern Oregon at 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the UO Law School, 1515 Agate Street on campus. Sponsored by the Many Rivers Group Sierra Club and Land Air Water.

• The city’s Willamette to Willamette (W2W) project seeks to make a better connection between Eugene’s downtown and the Willamette River along a “great street” of 8th Avenue. “By integrating public art and local history, 8th Avenue can become an inviting, beautiful and walkable promenade to the river,” according to the city. A survey is now on the project’s website, and staff members will be available to talk about the options from 10 am to 2 pm Oct. 24 at Saturday Market. The survey will close Nov. 16 and results will be posted in early December.