Activist Alert 2-18-2016

• The League of Women Voters of Lane County meets at 11 am Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Valley River Inn. Joy Marshall, director of Stand for Children for Lane County, will talk on “How Can We Improve Oregon’s High School Graduation Rate?” Open to the public and free. Call 343-7917.

• The city of Eugene Public Art Committee will meet at 3:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Eugene Public Library, Singer Conference Room. Call 682-2057 or email

• “Racial Categories and Statistics: Can We Achieve Justice Without Them?” is the topic of a free talk by associate professor Kim Williams of Portland State University at 6:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 18, at the UO law school Room 110. Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center on campus. Call 346-3700.

Initiative Petition 28 to tax Oregon corporations to fund public education will be the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Feb. 19, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette Street. Speakers will represent A Better Oregon, advocating for the ballot measure, and Grow Oregon, advocating for other options to close the gap in education funding. $5 for non-members, buffet lunch available for $12. See 

• Israeli anthropologist, author and activist Jeff Halper will speak on “War Against the People — Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification” at 7 pm Monday, Feb. 22, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. in Corvallis. Free. Email for more information.

• The new Coalition for Local, Alternative and Independent Media is meeting in support of returning Alternative Radio to KLCC programming. Email An online petition can be found at (search for KLCC). 

• Lane County is now recruiting for the Performance Audit Committee, which will be composed of four citizen members and one county commissioner. The deadline for applications is Feb. 29. The panel will provide input to the Board of Commissioners on audit matters and is responsible for “ensuring the performance audit program functions well.” Email for information.

• Oregon author Kathleen Dean Moore has a new book, Great Tide Rising: Finding Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change, and she will be reading from the book at 7 pm Thursday, Feb. 25, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street. For more information visit