Activist Alert 3-31-2016

• The Cottage Grove Blackberry Pie Society will host Lane County Sheriff Byron Trapp and Cottage Grove Interim Police Chief Scott Shepherd from 6:30 to 8 pm Thursday, March 31, in the Reception Room at the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs, Cottage Grove. Free and open to the public. Email for more information. 

• A public meeting on “Housing Our Unhoused Citizens” will be from 9 to 11:15 am Friday, April 1, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 4330 Willamette Street. Speakers will include Jennifer Frazer of the Eugene Human Rights Commission. In a follow-up meeting, Church Women United will gather at 7:30 am Tuesday, April 5, at Brails restaurant, 1689 Willamette Street. Breakfast can be purchased.   

• A candidate forum for Lane County commissioner candidates will be at noon Friday, April 1, at the UO Downtown Baker Center, 975 High Street. Sponsored by City Club of Eugene. $5 for non-members. The following week, April 8, will be a mayoral candidate forum at the same time and location. 

• A Friendly Street community dance and potluck in support of mayoral candidate Lucy Vinis (and the hat will also be passed for Bernie Sanders) will be from 6 to 9:30 pm Saturday, April 2, at the corner of 28th and Friendly Street. Soulicious plays at 7:30 pm. Information and RSVP to

The Fire Next Time, a PBS film on countering right-wing extremism, will be shown from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, April 3, at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard Street. Guest Speaker Jessica Campbell of Oregon’s Rural Organizing Project will connect the film to militia activities in our state today. Free. Donations will be collected for Slater Elementary School in Burns, which has been negatively impacted by the recent six-week occupation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Sponsored by Springfield/Eugene Showing Up for Racial Justice, Community Alliance of Lane County and the Eugene Human Rights Commission.

• A benefit for Community Alliance of Lane County will be from 5 to 9 pm Monday, April 4, at Mazzi’s Restaurant, 3377 E. Amazon Drive. 

Immigration attorney Abigail Molina will speak on “women and children and incarceration on the southwestern border” at 4 pm Wednesday, April 6, at the UO Law School Room 141. Molina will also be available for a Q&A lunch at noon in Room 141. Sponsored by the UO Career Center and professor Michelle McKinley.