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Community Events Calendar
"A Deeper Black: Race in America" with Ta-Nehisi Coates
Intro to Multiculturalism for Early Childhood Programs
2/4 Trans and Allies Social Hour
Kids and Family: Travel "Around the World in Song"
2/5 What's at Stake - A Post Election Reflection
2/8 "Tsupport" Tsunami!
2/8 Seed Exchange
Latinx Network
Free One-on-One Job Hunt Help
2/10 Interweave LGBTQ-Themed Movie and Potluck
2/10 What Do We Want? And How Do We Get It?
2/11 First Aid in Times of Adversity
2/16 Arun Gandhi on "Gandhi and Nonviolence: Relevance for the 21st Century"
2/18 Self-Defense for At Risk Community Members and Activists
Kids and Family: Jump into Hip Hop
Community Philosophy Café: What Is Freedom?
Lunch Match Community Discussion
Free One-on-One Job Hunt Help
Socially Engaged Art at Lane Community College
An Evening with the Tar Sands Valve Turners: Forum and Fundraiser
Homeless in the Land of Plenty
2/25 Budget Town Hall
Kids and Family: Create Easy Origami
2/26 Minority Voices Theatre Presents: "Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years"
Nuclear Policy in the Trump Administration: Real Dangers, Real Possibilities
Bridging the Gap: Cultivating Understanding in the Face of Strong Disagreement
4/21-23 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
ThinkMujer Summit 2017
Ongoing events:

A Deeper Black: Race in America

February 3rd, 6 p.m.
Knight Arena

Ta-Nehisi Coates (author of "Between The World and Me") does not tend to pre-write his keynotes. He talks extemporaneously, forcefully, on the events of the day-sometimes, that literal day-and incorporates themes from his writing.

Lately, his focus is on the systemic racism that is inseparable from the growth of the nation: the racist policies that have plundered black bodies, black property, and black lives for economic and social gain. How can we reconcile these acts, many of them ongoing, with the supposedly postracial country some claim we are moving towards?

Other related topics include the distressing series of murders of unarmed black people that has rocked the country and dominated headlines. Coates does not offer a casual "snapshot," does not provide easy answers, and does not dole out false hope.

Occupy Medical Fundraiser at Whirled Pies 

February 3rd, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
199 W 8th Ave in Eugene
Every Sunday, rain, ice, or shine, Occupy Medical has been open to provide free healthcare to anyone in need of it. Volunteer doctors, wound care nurses, herbalists, and many others have provided services to over 3100 people during 8470 patient visits in the past five years of Sundays.

Join us as we celebrate bringing five years of healthcare to our community!  Featuring live music from Code Red and Daniel and the Blonde!

Raffle tickets available at New Zone Gallery:
  • Quilts (on display at New Zone Gallery) - $5 per ticket
  • Two Nights at Sea Rose in Yachats - $10 per ticket
Suggested donation: $10. 

Intro to Multiculturalism for Early Childhood Programs

February 4th, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Preschool teachers and childcare providers: get a lively "Introduction to Multiculturalism" at a free training with Aoife Magee. Workshop participants will learn how to create environments and activities to reflect and support community and social diversity in early childhood programs. Additionally, librarian Cynthia Olsen, Eugene Public Library's Early Literacy Coordinator, will recommend books and other resources.

Aoife Rose Magee, Ph.D., is a master trainer for the Oregon Registry. Magee balances inspirational teaching techniques with evidence-based strategies. In addition to training practitioners, she has worked directly in the fields of parenting education, early intervention, education, special education, infant toddler mental health, and child and family education.

Admission is free. No pre-registration is required. To receive Oregon Registry Set II credits, call Family Connections in advance: 
541-463-3307 or  541-463-3300 . For more information, or to reserve free childcare during the training, contact Eugene Public Library at  541-682-8316  or .


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February 4th, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Whirled Pies at 199 W 8th in Eugene

Come join us for Trans*Ponder's monthly Trans and Allies Social Hour: a monthly social gathering for the trans-identified, gender diverse, gender questioning, AND our allies. This is your opportunity to meet new folks in the area, visit, hang out in good company, and get to know each other in a relaxed social setting.

ALL AGES AND IDENTITIES ARE WELCOME (13 and under require a guardian).

For questions or concerns please contact the Trans*Ponder administrators at

See you there :)

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Kids and Family: Travel "Around the World in Song"

February 5th, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Travel "Around the World in Song" for musical fun with Kris Olsen of Do Re Play.  Free. Information:  541-682-8316  or .


February 5th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Many of you have contacted us after the election wondering what to do next. Our country elected an openly racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and xenophobic man to our highest office. We are, honestly, still reeling from all that this means for our work and the work of many allied communities across Oregon and the country. 

The list of civil rights and policy concerns that this outcome suggests are many. We are only now starting to grapple with the potential implications, and the losses they represent for families across our country.

But one thing we know for sure: the only answer is to get involved and work together for what we know is right.

Please join us for a discussion about this election, what it means for our country and our local work, and ways to get involved. 

This event is for women-identified folks, only, please. We can't emphasize enough that we need more of us, doing more, over the next few years to push back against the challenges we are sure to face. Childcare and light refreshments provided.

There is no cost to attend, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

NOTE: This is a rescheduled event that was originally supposed to take place in early January. We're glad to have a new date in place and look forward to meeting with all of you.

February 8th, all day, brief presentation 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tsunami Books at 2585 Willamette in Eugene

Stop by, fill out a short survey, and and pledge money (not due that day) to help preserve Tsunami Books Store and cultural and community center venue! T hey have staged 4,000 events in 22 years.  Help preserve this community treasure for arts and activism.


Seeds Exchange

February 8th
Wheelchair accessible private residence in Eugene, on bus route - contact
for directions:

Bring your seeds, and stories. This community event allows us to combine
networking, seed sharing, and education. Learn basic culinary, medicinal,
and craft uses for plants. Come with your seed saving questions. $3 - $25.



Free One-on-One Job Hunt Help

February 9th, 30-minute sessions 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Get expert advice and assistance to address your specific questions and concerns.  Employment counselors will help you find employment opportunities; complete applications; write online and traditional resumes; learn and practice interview techniques; or explore new job or career directions.

Call 541-682-5450 to pre-register.



Interweave LGBTQ-Themed Movie and Potluck

February 10th, 6 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church at 1685 W. 13th in Eugene

Interweave is a church supported, educational resource consisting of Eugene-area Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual,Transgender, Queer individuals and their heterosexual allies who gather every Second Friday evening to share fabulous food, discuss LGBTQ- themed issues, then watch an LGBTQ themed movie.

More info:







Arun Gandhi on "Gandhi and Nonviolence: Relevance for the 21st Century"

February 16th, 7 p.m. - 8:30 pm.
Lane Community College Main Campus Center for Meeting and Learning at 4000 E 30th Ave in Eugene

The Lane Peace Center is proud to present Arun Gandhi. Following in the footsteps of his legendary grandfather Mohandas Gandhi, Arun Gandhi promotes nonviolence as the path to personal awareness and social change. With turmoil and conflict rising up at home and abroad, our society needs Dr. Gandhi's crucial understanding and essential messages of constructive encouragement.

Arun Gandhi is the Founder of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and M.K. Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute. He is the author of Grandfather Gandhi; A Patch of White; M.K. Gandhi's Wit & Wisdom; the bestseller Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence; and co-author of The Search for a Nonviolent Future: A Promise of Peace for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our World. He is also the co-creator of the Gandhi Legacy Tour of India.

Free and open to the public. The event will be live-streamed.

Thanks to our co-sponsors the Palmo Center for Peace and Education, Faculty Professional Development, LCC Diversity Office, LCC Professional and Organizational Development Office, Community Alliance of Lane County, and the Eugene Weekly.

More info


February 18th, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
2520 Harris St. in Eugene

Thank you for your understanding about the reschedule!

With the inauguration coming up and the increased risk and incidents of hate activity, we are providing basic self-defense for members of threatened communities, activists and community organizers. 

Please join us in learning basic self defense information. This will include main targets/weapons and moves with Tonya Valadez. Valadez has been assisting, co teaching and teaching self defense since 1995. She has written self defense and non-violence curriculum, professionally, since 1997.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Cups and water and some snacks will be provides as well. 

Queer and trans friendly. Open to all ages and abilities, including those who use mobility aids. If Spanish or ASL interpretation is needed, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

There is no cost for this class, although donations are welcomed.

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Kids and Family: Jump into Hip Hop

February 19th, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Jump into hip hop with Eileen King of Unity School of Dance. Learn hip hop and breakdancing moves in a fun way that welcomes beginners as well as experienced dancers. Free. Information:  541-682-8316  or .


Community Philosophy Café: What Is Freedom?

February 21st, 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

"Community philosophy" happens any time people get together to discuss the "big questions" that are both universal and personal. People of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives are invited to a one hour group exploration of the question "What Is Freedom?"

In this conversation, everyone is a philosopher, sharing a sense of curiosity and wonder about life. Everyone has something to contribute, and no one holds the monopoly on truth or wisdom. Facilitators help create a space for participants to share opinions supported with reasons, and model ways to accept or respectfully challenge each other's ideas. Facilitators Paul Bodin and Caroline Lundquist are instructors in the University of Oregon Philosophy Department.

Free. Information:  541-682-5450 or


Black History Month Play By and for Kids: "Be Yourself: A Story of President Barack Obama"

February 22nd, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

In honor of Black History Month, Eugene Public Library hosts an audience-participation play for children performed by students of The Drinking Gourd School. This year's show is "Be Yourself: A Story of President Barack Obama." This show is the Drinking Gourd School's 25th annual performance for Black History Month at Eugene Public Library. The Drinking Gourd School is a small K-2 elementary school in North Eugene that teaches individual academics, global awareness, cooperative learning, and anti-bias attitudes.

Free. Information:  541-682-8316 or


Lunch Match Community Discussion

February 22nd, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Original House of Pancakes at 782 E Broadway in Eugene

The first  Lunch Match  will consist of 20 Eugenians-housed, unhoused, and in-between- meeting for lunch and breaking off into small group discussions that allow participants to share a bit about themselves and what they want for our community. The event will be free for those who cannot afford to pay for their meal. To attend, email


Free One-on-One Job Hunt Help

February 23rd, 30-minute sessions 4 p.m - 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Get expert advice and assistance to address your specific questions and concerns.  Employment counselors will help you find employment opportunities; complete applications; write online and traditional resumes; learn and practice interview techniques; or explore new job or career directions.

Call 541-682-5450 to pre-register.


Socially Engaged Art at Lane Community College

Thursdays Feb 23 - Mar 23, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
LCC Campus at 101 W 10th Ave. in Eugene

One  of the class goals: create innovative platforms for civic engagement. More info here .



Homeless in the Land of Plenty

February 25th, 3 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Join Ryan Stroud for an interactive presentation about home and homelessness, as part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. Come share your stories and learn about the experiences of others. According to Stroud, "Home is one of the most intimate places we can know. It's a place that provides for and shapes our expression of security, identity, and even play. But an estimated 100 million people around the world lack shelter altogether, and as many as one billion lack adequate permanent housing. In the US, families with children are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population. How does homelessness affect the lives of all people within a community? What does it mean for there to be masses of people who are not adequately housed?"
Ryan Stroud is a storyteller and the founder and director of CommuniTalks, an applied storytelling project that leverages personal narrative to empower individual and social change. 

Free. Information:  541-682-5450 or


Budget Town Hall

February 25th, 1 p.m - 3 p.m.
Rooms 308-309 Building 17 (The Forum), Lane Community College at  4000 E. 30th in Eugene

The Oregon legislature's Joint Ways and Means Committee will hold a series of public hearings in seven cities across the state beginning  February 10 . This will give Oregonians an opportunity to provide input into the 2017-19 budget, which currently faces a $1.8 billion shortfall.


Kids and Family: Create Easy Origami

February 26th, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Create easy origami with Tomo Tsurumi of the Oregon Asian Celebration. Free. Information: 541-682-8316 or


Minority Voices Theatre Presents: " Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years"

February 26th, 2pm
Tsunami Books at 2585 Willamette in Eugene

"Having Our Say", written by Emily Mann and directed by Stan Coleman, is the true story of the Delaney sisters - two African-American sisters (101 and 103 years old when we meet them) who tell the story of their lives from post Civil War to Reconstruction, from Jim Crow to the civil rights movement, and up to contemporary times.  The readers will be two pillars in the local Black community: Arbrella Luvert and Charmaine Coleman.

Tickets: $5 - $50 sliding scale. Visit Tsunami Books or call  (541) 345-8986.  All proceeds above $5 per ticket benefit the Lane County Chapter of the NAACP.


Eugene/Springfield NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner 

March 3rd, 6-9 p.m.
Valley River Inn at 1000 Valley River Way in Eugene
The Eugene/Springfield Branch of the NAACP cordially invites you and your guests to the annual Freedom Fund Dinner. This year's theme: STANDING UNITED!  Please consider sponsoring a table. More info: 541-484-1119.


Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

March 3rd-5th

Over the last 35 years, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference has brought together thousands of activists, students, and professionals, from a diverse array of communities and cultures, to advance efforts for environmental and social justice. PIELC is a nexus for the exchange of ideas and perspectives, and strives to bolster the environmental movement's human capital through illuminating discussion, productive debate, and collaborative workshops. Each year, the contribution of conference attendees and participants makes a meaningful, positive impact on the natural environment and the people around the world who love and depend on it.


Bridging the Gap: Cultivating Understanding in the Face of Strong Disagreement

In Salem: 
March 11th and April 8th
In Springfield: March 18th and April 15th

Gary Baran, a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication will be offering two-day intermediate Nonviolent Communication workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to strengthen one's ability to connect across differences, including radically divergent political views.



ThinkMujer Summit 2017

May 12th, 7:30 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center at 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. in Portland 

This single-track annual event convenes the region's foremost Latina thinkers and doers to gain leadership insights, network for personal and professional growth, and share each other's stories. Our summit attendees believe it's the most  rewarding  professional development seminar they attend all year.


Free Family Fun

Every Sunday, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th and Olive

Kids and family: drop in for a new activity every week! More info:  541-682-8316 or


Weekly Peace Vigils in Eugene
  • Monday: Women in Black: 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., across from the old federal building
  • Tuesday:  Peace meditation: 8:20 a.m. - 8:50 a.m., old federal building plaza
  • Wednesday: Peace Vigil: 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., old federal building plaza
  • Saturday: Peace Vigil: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., outside Eugene Downtown Library
For more information contact Michael at CALC at or (541) 485-1755.


Occupy Medical Free Clinic

509 East 13th Ave (13th & Ferry)
Every Sunday
Intake starts 11:45 a.m. Patients should plan to arrive before 3 p.m.


KEPW 97.3 FM
Home Grown Community Radio Meeting

Every Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Upstairs Growers Market, 454 Willamette Street

Eugene PeaceWorks is the parent organization of Home Grown Radio Station 97.3 KEPW-LP. This station's focus is economic justice, environmental sustainability, local food production, and music made right here in Oregon.

If you'd like to be a part of Home Grown Radio and you have ideas, skills, energy and want to help,  come to our weekly meetings!


Whiteaker Community Council (WCC) Meetings

Second Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Whiteaker Community Center at Clark and N. Jackson

Free and open to the public.


The Interfaith Prayer Service

11th of every month
6:45 p.m. prelude and 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. service
1166 Oak Street 

Each month features 8-10 presenters representing a variety of spiritual backgrounds.


Volunteer for Burrito Brigade

Every Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
First Christian Church at 1166 Oak Street in Eugene

Burrito Brigade's mission is to feed the unhoused and hungry of Eugene through a local community network of personal donors and nonprofit partnerships while engaging our community in the fight to end hunger. Burrito Brigade works with, accepts donations from, and provides for the public, regardless of ability, race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, social status, addiction, criminal background, political and religious affiliation or age.


Volunteer for Pita Brigade (aka Pita Parade)

Every Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Bethesda Lutheran Church at 4445 Royal Avenue

Join us on Saturday at Bethesda Lutheran Church to make Vegan Sloppy Joe Pita's for the hungry!

We are making about 200 pitas, so we need at least 8 to 10 volunteers. We desperately need help with distribution. If you have a car and can spend an hour Saturday afternoon distributing meals, we would really appreciate your help! Please do RSVP so we know how much coffee to put on! Folks who want to help set up, please come anytime after 9 a.m. Please enter via the kitchen which is on the north east side of the Church (by the wooden gate surrounding the trash cans).


Cuentos y Canciones:
Stories & Songs in Spanish

Every Saturday, 11:15 a.m.
Bethel Branch of Eugene Public Library
1990 Echo Hollow Road

A free weekly storytime in Spanish for children and families.  Para información en español, llame 541-682-5450 y presione 5 For information in English, call 541-682-8316.

Sensory Storytime 

Every Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library

Fun stories, songs, and word play designed especially for children with sensory integration or other special needs, with caregivers. Developed by Debby Laimon, Early Childhood School Psychologist.

Free. Information:  541-682-8316  or .


Every Friday 3-7 p.m.
Sprout Market, 418 A St in Springfield

Have a sit-down meal and a beer from Claim 52, or buy food to go!

Huerto de la Familia is a nonprofit organization offering Latino families a place to connect to their roots and the earth by growing their own food, as well as training and peer education in organic gardening, small scale farming and small business creation. They build wide-ranging partnerships to achieve their goals of cultural identity, community integration and economic self-sufficiency in the Latino community.


Free Monthly Urgent Care Pediatric Clinic

First Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Centro Latino Americano at 944 W. 5th Ave. in Eugene

Occupy Medical, with the amazing support of Florencia Kantt, N.P., will be offering a free monthly urgent care pediatric clinic at the Centro Latino Americano, for children 15 years or younger. Services include non-emergent care for common childhood illnesses such as allergies, colds and flu, conjunctivitis, coughs, sore throats, fever and constipation.

More info: 541-687-2667

Clínica de Urgencias Pediátricas Mensual

Si usted o su niño/a no tiene seguro médico y usted tiene preguntas sobre la salud de él o ella, lo invitamos a participar en nuestra clínica pediátrica mensual.

No es necesario filar una cita.

La clínica funcionará el primer miércoles de cada mes desde las 6:30-8:30 pm
( Nov. 2, Dic. 7, Ene. 4, Feb 1, etc)

Los servicios incluyen atencíon para urgencias simples y no emergentes-
resfríos/gripa, dolor de gargantua, tos, calentura, esteñimiento, conjunctivitis de ojos, y problemas de alergias para niños y niñas haste los 15 años.

Centro Latino Americano
944 W. 5th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon
Teléphono: 1-541-687-2667