Activist Alert 4-7-2016

• A discussion on “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History Conversation Project” will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Friday, April 8, at the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Speakers include PSU adjunct professor and author Walidah Imarisha. Sponsored by Cottage Grove Blackberry Pie Society, the Cottage Grove Library, the Rural Organizing Project and Oregon Humanities. Email for more information.

• Willamette Riverkeeper is planning its annual River Guardian Spring Clean Up on the Willamette River Saturday, April 9. Some space on rafts is available or bring your own boat. Shuttle provided. Email to sign up. 

• Local transgender social justice activist Ariel Howland will be teaching the workshop “Confronting Transmisogyny & Rape Culture” 5:30 pm April 11 at the UO Global Scholars Hall Room 117. Transmisogyny is the intersection of transphobia and misogyny specifically affecting trans women and trans-female spectrum people. Free and open to the public.  Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Search “Confronting Transmisogyny” for the event on Facebook.