Activist Alert 8-4-2016

• A Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration honoring those who died when the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is 7:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 6, at Alton Baker Park’s small shelter, near the duck pond and park entrance. There will be a talk by Mayor Kitty Piercy, drumming by Eugene Taiko, traditional Japanese Obon dancing and music by the Yujin Gakuen Children’s Peace Choir. The event will close at dusk with the floating of candle lanterns on the duck pond while Koto master Mitsuki Dazai plays traditional Japanese music. Contact: Michael Carrigan at CALC, 541-485-1755 or

  • The Third Annual Interfaith Peace Walk is 6 to 8 pm Sunday, Aug. 7, in Springfield. Meet at the Ebbert United Methodist Church Community Garden at 6th and D Street, walk to the fountain at Springfield City Hall and end at The Learning Garden at Brattain on C Street for refreshments. Organizers say, “The purpose of this walk is to forge relationships and understanding through the sharing of personal stories. Opportunities will abound for prayer/reflection, getting to know each other and participating in planting goodwill. People of all ages, faiths and backgrounds are invited to join in this walk for peace in our hearts and world. While differences between us are real, we all share a common humanity and need to care for our planet.” For more information call 541-603-8706.

The Lane County Equity and Access Advisory Board extends membership application deadline to 5 pm Aug. 19. This board was created in April to guide and advise the county administrator on “policies and practices surrounding equity, inclusion and access in both internal and external matters,” Lane County says. And the board “is interested in having diverse representation that includes people of different racial and/or ethnic backgrounds, identities, abilities and perspectives.” Members must live within the county. Applications are available online at and in the Board of Commissioners Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue, or email