Activist Alert 1-28-2016

Women’s Action for New Directions meets at 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 28, at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, to talk about the Women for Peace: National WAND Biennial Conference Report. The conference was held recently in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Annette Rose. Free.  

• “Students of Color and Their Experience on the UO Campus” is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Jan. 29, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette Street. Speakers will include UO undergraduates Perla Alverez, Dante Haruna, Shaniece Curry and Gerald Jakabosky. $5 for non-members.  

• A gathering in support of Save Kesey Square and Break Climate Silence will begin at 3:30 pm Friday, Jan. 29, at Kesey Square downtown. Sponsored by International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment. The event, dedicated to the late peace activist Peg Morton, will focus on both Kesey Square and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce’s silence in regard to climate change. Email for more information or to get involved.

• The Eugene Springfield NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner will begin with a silent auction at 6 pm Friday, Jan. 29, at Valley River Inn. The theme this year is “Moving Ahead Together” and speakers will include Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson and MRG Foundation Executive Director Sharon Gary-Smith. More information and tickets at or call 484-1119.

• Eugene City Council candidate Chris Wig is meeting with Ward 1 constituents for coffee and conversation at 9 am Saturday, Jan. 30, at the The Barn Light, 924 Willamette Street. 

• A vigil “in solidarity with the people of occupied Burns” will be from noon to 1:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 30, at the old Federal Building, 211 E. 7th Ave. Sponsored by the Rural Organizing Project, Showing Up for Racial Justice and CALC. Email or call 485-1755. 

• The Eugene Peace Choir sings songs of “social justice and environmental sanity” at 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Atrium Building lobby, 943 Olive Street. Free. See

• A fundraising event for the Winneman Wintu Tribe will be from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 30, at Tsunami Books. A potluck and entertainment are planned. Call 344-0872.

• The Springfield-Eugene Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) will screen Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film by Shakti Butler and presented by World Trust. The event from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, Jan. 31, at Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street, is co-sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield NAACP, Community Alliance for Lane County and the Eugene Human Rights Commission. Discussion to follow. Free, donations welcome.

• A “Rally for a Healthy Climate and Clean Energy Jobs” will be at noon Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Capitol steps in Salem. Sponsored by 350 Eugene. Email 

• Looking ahead, author Naomi Klein will be speaking at the UO EMU Ballroom Feb. 16 and tickets are now available through the UO Ticket Office at 346-4363. Klein is author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.