Activist Alert 3-24-2016

• A weekly “Food Not Fences” community lunch series will begin at noon Thursday, March 24, at the newly constructed fences at Washington Jefferson Park on 1st and Jefferson. Organized by Badass Freedom Fighters and Humanity First, the gatherings are in solidarity with “our unhoused community members and in search for solutions.” Email or

• A County Commission candidate forum for the North Eugene District 4 will be at 6 pm Thursday, March 24, at the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street.

• A community meeting on “When the Federal Budget Fails Us” will be at 7 pm Thursday, March 24, at the First United Methodist Church, 1375 Olive Street. Sponsored by Oregon Women’s Action for New Directions. WAND members will talk about human needs in our area and how they are affected by federal budget priorities.

• “The State of the Visual Arts in Eugene” is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, March 25, at the UO Downtown Baker Center, 975 High Street. Speakers include Libby Unthank Tower, Charly Swing, Miriam Jordan and Tina Rinaldi, with the panel moderated by Otto Poticha. 

• The fourth in a series of Save Kesey Square events sponsored by the International Association for the Advancement of Creative Maladjustment will begin at 4 pm Friday, March 25, at Kesey Square downtown. (DELAYED UNTIL 4 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 1.) The event’s theme is “Odd Ducks Try to Out-Crazy Donald Trump in a Positive Way!” and the “competition” will be broadcast online. SLUG Queen Markalo Parkalo is expected to rain over the event. Contact to perform or judge the event.  

• A Eugene Peaceworks program in support of a new non-commercial radio station, KEPW, will be from 6 to 8:30 pm Friday, March 25, at Reality Kitchen Bakery & Cafe, 645 River Road. Live music is planned, including the Eugene Peace Choir. Food, beer, wine and ciders will be available. Call 337-1323 or visit 

David Berliner, noted education professor at Arizona State University, will speak on “50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools” at 7 pm Monday, March 28, at 202 Ford Alumni Center on campus. Sponsored by CALC and the Wayne Morse Center.

350 Eugene is planning a public meeting on “Break Free from Fossil Fuels” at 7 pm Tuesday, March 29, at First United Methodist Church, 1375 Olive Street. Discussion will focus on upcoming climate campaigns and action plans. 

• A Eugene City Council candidate forum for the Ward 1 position will be at 6 pm Thursday, March 31, at the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street.