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Community Events Calendar
5/12 We Are Neighbors - Celebrating Immigrants in Lane County
5/13 White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism, and Building a Resilient Community
5/13 "Triumph Anyway!": Counselor Tanya Peterson on How to Thrive Despite Mental Health Challenges
Through 5/13
"Uprooted" Photo Exhibit
5/14 Eugene Peace Choir Performances
5/14 49th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow
5/15 Divest from US Bank
5/15 ESSN Jobs With Justice General Meeting
5/16 Roberto Rodríguez: "In Pursuit of Sacred Justice"
5/17 David Barsamian Speaks: "Resistance in the Age of Trump"
5/17 Tulku Jigme Rinpoche,Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy Teacher
5/17 ¨Se repartió el saber por el mundo: Afro-Aboriginal Women Healers in the Caribbean and its Diasporas¨
5/18 Housing Opportunity Day
5/18 Talk Time: Conversational English
5/18 CLLAS Grantee Presentation: Guatemala and the U.S. in the 1960s
5/18 Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Meeting
5/18 Deadline to Sign CALC's Memorial Day Peace Ad
5/19 Bertha Holt Elementary School 2nd Annual Cultural Heritage Celebration
5/19 "So Small" Miniature Art Benefit and Silent Auction - Deadline to Submit Artwork
5/19 Aloha Friday
5/20 Uke Jam
5/20 Restorative Justice (Victim/Offender) Mediation Training
5/21 Occupy Interfaith Eugene/Springfield Meeting
5/21 Converting Lawns to Gardens Workshop, and Garden Tour
5/23 Fake News: Why It Matters and How to Fight It
5/23 BE Home with Renée Watson
5/24 The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon
5/25 Citizen Journalism: Writing Workshop
5/25 "So Small" Miniature Art Benefit and Silent Auction
5/25 Hanford Nuclear Reservation: A Conversation in Poetry and Prose
5/25 Tools & Culture for Participatory Organizing
5/28 Soil Health Workshop, and Plant Swap
6/1 What The Health
6/2 First Friday Communities of Color
6/2, 3 Democracy School - Protecting Local Self-Government!
6/3-4 Rural Caucus and Strategy Session with Rural Organizing Project (ROP)
6/5 CALC Fundraiser at Mazzi's
6/6 Ubuntu: One Small Town can Change the World
6/8 Latino Roots Celebration
6/11 Music in the Meadow with Special Guest Peter Wilde
6/12 First Place Family Center and the Interfaith Emergency Shelter System
7/9-15 Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp
8/11-13 AMP (Activists Mobilizing for Power)
Ongoing Events:

Springfield Museum at 590 Main in Springfield

"We Are Neighbors" is a photography exhibit celebrating immigrants living in Lane County.  The exhibit features photographs from the original collection first presented by Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) in 1996, as well as eight new photographs, representing individuals from six countries.

The official opening night will also the night of the Springfield Friday Art Walk. Music and poetry will be part of our celebration at the Museum that evening. We hope to see you there!

The exhibit will be at the Springfield Museum from May 2nd through the month of June. This project was organized by members of the Immigrant Rights subcommittee of the Springfield-Eugene SURJ (Showing Up for Justice) chapter, in collaboration with Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC). The event is co-sponsored by the City of Springfield Diversity and Inclusion Committee, SAfER (Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect), and Skipping Stones Multicultural Literary Magazine.



Children's Day and Asian Kite Festival

May 13th, 12 - 4 p.m.
Yujin Gakuen at 250 Silver Lane in Eugene

Kite making and entertainment!  Eugene Taiko, Waka Daiko, Iron Mango, and YG students will be performing.  Ken Nagao's beautiful hand painted kites will be on display!  Sponsored by the Asian Council.


"Triumph Anyway!": Counselor Tanya Peterson on How to Thrive Despite Mental Health Challenges

May 13th, 2 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

For Mental Health Awareness Month, counselor and author Tanya Peterson will give a talk on how to thrive despite mental health challenges. Peterson will share the principles of acceptance therapy and how to apply them to create a quality life and "triumph anyway!" Tanya J. Peterson is a counselor, writer for the "Anxiety-Schmanxiety" blog, and author of four novels.

Free. Information:  541-682-5450 or


"Uprooted" Photo Exhibit

Through May 13th
Lane County Historical Museum, Eugene

"Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II" is a traveling exhibit produced the by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. It features forty-five images, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee near the communities of Nyssa, Oregon and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho in the summer of 1942, three text panels, and a short video featuring excerpts from oral history interviews with people who lived in the camps. The exhibit examines farm labor camps during the war and the use of Japanese Americans as a labor source, specifically in the sugar beet industry. More info


Health First Financial Job Fair

May 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
400 International Way Ste. 320 in Springfield

HealthFirst Financial will be holding a Career Fair at their Springfield office for multiple entry and professional full-time positions. For more information go to their website or call Sascha Cosio at (541) 393-3184.


Eugene Peace Choir Performances

May 14th

12:20 p.m. in front of the Downtown Eugene Public Library

Set List:
  • Do It Now
  • Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
  • Let There Be Peace On Earth
  • One In The Number

1:30 p.m. "Beer Garden" area of Farmers Market (weather permitting)

Set List:
  • I Have a Million Nightingales
  • Singing Songs
  • Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
  • Let There Be Peace on Earth
  • One in the Number
Solo and small group songs:
  • Do It Now
  • Turn of the Tide
  • Somos el Barco
  • Peace Like a River

See more


Divest from US Bank

May 15th 

Every act of divestment helps to weaken the fossil fuel industry and opens up more space for climate solutions to flourish.

Eugene city council public testimony - let's support our new Divest Eugene Team to Divest from US Bank! Gearing up for May's Global Divestment Mobilizations, we will rally before Eugene's City Council meeting before our Divestment Team presents our Divest Eugene proposed ordinance. Stay tuned for more details.

Contact 350 Eugene via Michael at CALC (541.485.1755) or check out the 350 Eugene website.


ESSN Jobs With Justice General Meeting

May 15th, 5:30 - 7 p.m. 
AFSCME Hall at 688 Charnelton in Eugene

The corporations and the wealthy 1% believe that now is the time to crush the working class.

We see it as they give obscene tax cuts to the millionaires and billionaires while increasing the taxes of working men and women.

We see it as they move to lift taxes on corporations outsourcing their manufacturing overseas to countries like Malaysia and China.

We see it as they work to take health care away from millions of working class families.

We see it in that attitudes of management (the Bosses) in both the public and private sector as they bargain with union workers; not in good faith, but with the intent of crushing the unions and ensuring that there is no one left to stand against corporate greed and corruption.

There is a war being waged against the hard working men and women of this nation and it is up to each of us to stand up and fight back against injustice and greed.

Join us for our Monthly General Meeting and learn more about how you can help fight for the rights and dignity of all workers in Lane County!

Presenting at this meeting will be LaRece Rivera, President of AFSCME Local 2831. LaRece will update us on the status of their bargaining with the County and how we can help to ensure the County Bargains in good faith.

See the Facebook event


Roberto Rodríguez: "In Pursuit of Sacred Justice"

May 16th, 4-5:30 p.m.
145  Straub Hall, University of Oregon

Rodríguez (Dr. Cintli), Professor of Mexican American and Raza Studies at  the University of Arizona, will discuss his latest book, "Our Sacred Maíz  is Our Mother" on maíz culture and food colonization, migration, and  storytelling among Indigenous, Mexican and Central American peoples of the  Americas.

Dr. Cintli interweaves these "Sacred Maíz Narratives" with 
reflections on his acclaimed journalistic work on the topic of  Red-Black-Brown Communities in Resistance to U.S. Law Enforcement and  Military Violence as well as his latest collaborative project, "Smiling  Brown: Gente de Bronce - People the Color of the Earth", a book, play, and  series of video dialogues which explore color consciousness and light-skin  privilege.

Free & open to all.


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Tulku Jigme Rinpoche,Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Philosophy Teacher

May 17th, 7- 8:30 p.m.
Tsunami Books at 2585 Willamette in Eugene

Presented by Palmo Center for Peace and Education. A pablic talk as part of the Conscious Living Series.  Suggested donation: $10 -$15.


¨Se repartió el saber por el mundo: Afro-Aboriginal Women Healers in the Caribbean and its Diasporas¨

May 17th, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
EMU 231 & 232, UO Campus

Join us for this CLLAS Faculty Collaboration grantee presentation!

Members of the CLLAS Research Action Project on AfroDescendant and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas, Alaí Reyes-Santos (Ethnic Studies) and Ana-Maurine Lara (Anthropology), host a roundtable based on research funded by a CLLAS faculty collaborative research seed grant. They will host a conversation with Jannes Martinez, Seattle-based priestess of Afro-Cuban Lukumi tradition, and Prof. Rebeca Hey-Colon about the resources Latina/Chicana healers mobilize to empower families and communities across ethnic lines.


Housing Opportunity Day

May 18th, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m
State Capitol in Salem

Take action to help ensure every Oregonian has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home and have fun while doing it  join us for our second Housing Opportunity Day of the 2017 Legislative session!

This is your chance to meet your legislators and tell them directly that we need to meet Oregonians' housing needs now  and share stories about what's happening in your community.

We arrange visits with key legislators, form teams, provide in-depth training, and send you off into the building to talk about the Housing Opportunity Agenda. You will get a chance to ask Legislators to invest in housing opportunity, including ending homelessness, development and preservation of affordable homes, and expanding access to homeownership.

We need your help to share stories with Legislators and share our message that we need bold action on housing now. For people who have never attended a Housing Opportunity Day before, we promise we'll make it fun and easy--and if you've been before, we are excited to have you join us again! Lunch will be provided.

See more and register


Talk Time: Conversational English

May 18th, 4 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Learning English? Come meet other learners and practice conversational English together. Talk Time is an opportunity to build listening and speaking skills at a friendly, casual gathering.

Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or .


Small Business Clinic: Ask the Experts

May  18th, 5 - 7 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library

Running a small business? Or thinking of starting one? Get one-on-one advice and mentoring from the experts. Sign up in advance for a no-cost, individual, and confidential one hour session with a SCORE counselor to address the issues most important to your business right now. This project is sponsored by Eugene Public Library and SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business.

Free.  Pre-register for individual one hour appointments:  541-682-5450.


KEPW Community Radio Benefit

May 18th, 7-10 p.m.
Tsunami Books at 2585 Willamette in Eugene
Celebrate KEPW Community Radio with David Barsamian, music, and refreshments! Join us for a meet-and-greet event with award-winning journalist David Barsamian speaking on the importance of independent media and resistance to corporate media's "weapons of mass distraction."
  • Refreshments and desserts
  • Drawing for gift certificates
  • Classical guitar by David Rogers
  • Local music legends Laura Kemp and Chico Schwall
Sliding scale suggested donations of $10 to $50 will benefit KEPW music licenses, studio equipment and wider antenna coverage.  KEPW community radio is now simulcasting at 97.3 FM and on-line at


CLLAS Grantee Presentation: "Guatemala and the U.S. in the 1960s"

May 18th, 12-1:30 p.m.
246 Gerlinger Hall, University of Oregon

John Bedan is a graduate student in the UO Department of History. His CLLAS-supported research project, "The Price of Progress: Guatemala and the United States in the 1960s," seeks to examine how the Guatemalan state transformed during the Alliance for Progress era. The research will explain how the idealism of the Alliance for Progress gave way to the realities of Cold War confrontation in Guatemala.


Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Meeting

May 18th, 4:30 pm
Upstairs at Growers Market at 454 Willamette in Eugene

We plan to begin  the meeting by listening a recording of a presentation on the monthly CCL  educational conference call by Dr. Natasha DeJarnett of the American  Public Health Association.

The burning of fossil fuels takes a tremendous 
toll on public health, not only from the impact of climate change, but  also from the pollution that leads to heart and respiratory problems. To  learn more about this, we're joined this month by Dr. Natasha DeJarnett.

Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is a policy analyst in the American Public Health Association's Center for 
Public Health Policy. Her specialty areas within the Policy Center include  climate change and environmental exposures. Dr. DeJarnett received her  PhD in Public Health from the University of Louisville in 2013. As a  postdoc at the University, she was awarded a fellowship by the National  Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular  risks of air pollution exposures. In 2015, she received the prestigious  Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology's Cardiovascular Toxicology  Specialty Section for her 2014 paper "Acrolein Exposure is Associated with  Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk."


Deadline to Sign CALC's Memorial Day Peace Ad

May 18th

As part of our long tradition of opposing war, we are asking community members to sign our annual Register Guard Memorial Day signature ad, to be published May 29th. 

Please sign on to the ad with your name by emailing your name to Your generous donations, beyond the requested $10.00 per signature to help with ad costs, will be used to fund CALC's relentless work for peace and justice. You can make a contribution online or send a check to CALC at 458 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR, 97402.

Please join and share the Facebook event.

Here is the text that will appear in the ad:

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Stop the Military Madness

"Military madness is killing your country." - Graham Nash

President Trump is following the playbook of tyrants throughout history, stirring up fear and advocating simplistic, militaristic, and destructive solutions to the world's complex problems.

Now, more than ever, we must stand and take action together:
  • To fight to reduce budget dollars for weapons and war. And to demand that the Pentagon be audited like other federal agencies.
  • To oppose military-first solutions to global problems by supporting diplomacy, humanitarian assistance, and collaborative peace-keeping missions.
  • To resist calls for more troops in the complex wars of the Middle East.
  • To hold Trump and his military leaders accountable for increasing civilian casualties, which only fuel anti-American sentiments around the world.
  • To demand reduction of nuclear weapons and support legislation that removes the power to launch nuclear weapons from one man and requires consultation and congressional approval.
  • To fund desperately needed initiatives to save our planet by combating climate change and promoting clean energy-a real source of good long-term jobs.
  • To support programs promoting education, providing affordable housing, preventing hunger, and building healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.

Bertha Holt Elementary School 2nd Annual Cultural Heritage Celebration

May 19th, 6-8:30 p.m.
Bertha Holt Elementary School at 770 Calvin Street in Eugene

Our goal is to celebrate and educate students about the various cultures that make up our school and community. Last year was a huge success - we had 40 display tables, 10 art activities, donations from various restaurants and 5 performances. It's a night to celebrate a variety of cultures at our school, community, country and from around the world!

We are currently seeking community members and student organizations to participate by hosting a booth with information that showcases their culture or to do a performance. The display could include traditional regalia, artifacts, musical instruments, food, cultural game, art activity, or a display board outlining the characteristics of their culture or a prominent figure from their country of origin (ex. artists, scientists, inventors, or musicians).

If interested, contact


Deadline to Submit Artwork

May 19th
309 W 4th in Eugene

So Small: Miniature Art Show is a silent auction of donated artwork for the OSLP Arts & Culture Program. This year, all proceeds will go into the OSLP Arts & Culture Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship fund provides full and partial scholarships to participants who could not otherwise afford to attend classes, workshops, and/or mentorships at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.

More info






Occupy Interfaith Eugene/Springfield Meeting

May 21st, 1:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church at 1685 W 13th (13th and Chambers) in Eugene

Phillip Bayles will speak about the work of McKenzie River Trust show aerial images of some of the exciting conservation projects in our area. All are welcome.


Converting Lawns to Gardens Workshop, and Garden Tour

May 21st, 3 p.m.
Common Ground Garden at 21st and Van Buren in Eugene

Part of Garden Workshop Educational Series, join us for an overview on the importance of gardening in your yard and a part-by-part break down on how to convert your conventional lawn into a thriving practical garden. The focus will be on building a healthy organic garden to harvest vegetables, and herbs, as well as discussing native plants. Tour, and learn the story of the grassroots free community garden, Common Ground, and get an interactive map of the garden.  Rain or shine, family friendly event, please bring a chair optional.

Exchange: 3-25$ donation. To connect:


Fake News: Why It Matters and How to Fight It

May 23rd, 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive

Explore the current debate about fake news with University of Oregon journalism professors Damian Radcliffe and Peter Laufer. These information experts will offer historical insights, contemporary analysis, and practical tools to empower the public in telling fact from fiction.

Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. An international news correspondent and award-winning author, he has written over 18 books, produced several documentaries for NBC News, and consulted on National GeographicWashington Monthly, and Mother Jones radio programs.

Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon and a fellow of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. A regular contributor to the BBC, Huffington Post, and others, he writes about digital trends, social media, technology, the business of media, and the evolution of journalism.

Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or


BE Home with Renée Watson

May 23rd, at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
EMU 214 Redwood Auditorium, University of Oregon

Portland, Oregon was home for author Renée Watson. Watson grew up during one of the fastest gentrification periods in the city's history. It was here that she became an award-winning author and a professor at PSU. One of Renée's passions is using the arts to help youth cope with trauma and discuss social issues. Her two latest young adult novels are: Piecing Me Together and This Side of Home, which was nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association. Her books explore a myriad of topics including: inequality, poverty, racism, gentrification, personal development and finding our way home. Join us for BE Home  About the BE Series: Who could you BE?

College is more than lectures. More than tests. More than going through the motions.
It's about finding out possibilities of who we could be and who we already are.  The BE Series brings together thinkers, makers, disrupters in every field to share their ideas on issues that really matter. Innovation. Social justice. Mental health.
Each talk is aimed to spark inspiration for us to go out into the world and choose who to become. Maybe come up with a plan. Discover an insight. Find out what you are capable of. We choose speakers who are challenging the status quo and inspiring us to be more.



The Space Between Us: Immigrants, Refugees, and Oregon

May 24th, 5:30pm
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, UO Campus

Free. An Oregon Humanities Conversation with Manuel Padilla.  Participants will consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration, and how we might build more responsive communities.

Oregon Humanities / Conversation Project Conversation leader profile Manuel Padilla has a BA in philosophy from Portland State University and an MA in peace, conflict, and development studies from the UNESCO Chair for the Philosophy of Peace. He has done peace work in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, DC, working with internally displaced people, immigrants, and refugees. Currently he is the Executive Director of Portland Meet Portland, works with youth through restorative justice frameworks, and is adjunct faculty at Marylhurst University. His professional interest is rooted in his deep spiritual desire to use group processes and dialogue to foster cultures of encounter and vulnerability to transform conflict and build civil society.

An Oregon native, he is happy to be back, rediscovering roots and enjoying all life has to offer here. Padilla's program is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities' programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Citizen Journalism: Writing Workshop

May 25th, 6 p.m.
Downtown Eugene Public Library at 10th & Olive


May 25th
309 W 4th in Eugene

So Small: Miniature Art Show is a silent auction of donated artwork for the OSLP Arts & Culture Program. This year, all proceeds will go into the OSLP Arts & Culture Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship fund provides full and partial scholarships to participants who could not otherwise afford to attend classes, workshops, and/or mentorships at the OSLP Arts & Culture Program.

More info



Tools & Culture for Participatory Organizing

May 25th, 4-7 p.m.
RAIN Eugene at 942 Olive in Eugene

Workshop with Rich Bartlett & Nati Lombardo. Hosted by Tree Bressen & Lauren Asher.

Are you wondering how to get things done in groups with less hierarchy and more collaboration?  Come to this rare workshop opportunity with Rich Bartlett & Nati Lombardo from New Zealand. 

Drawing on their extensive experience with Loomio (an online decision-making app written for Occupy) and Enspiral (a network of 250 tech activists experimenting with radical organizational forms), Nati & Rich combine storytelling, reflection, and participatory exploration.  They identify challenges groups face when trying to collaborate, and offer tools and processes that have been demonstrated to overcome these common failure points.

Whether you're from a start-up or an established operation, a business or nonprofit or activist group, an artists' co-op or a consultancy, this workshop can also serve as an opportunity to find out who else in the community wants to connect around this way of operating and nurture a network for mutual support.
$50 Full support - thank you!
$35 Standard ticket
$20 Discount ticket for limited means

Can't afford $20?  Talk to us. Email with subject line "Eugene event."
Registration: Seats are limited.  Go here for more information, or go directly to Eventbrite if you're ready to register.


Soil Health Workshop, and Plant Swap

May 28th, 3 p.m.

Common Ground Garden at 21st and Van Buren in Eugene

Part of Garden Workshop Educational Series, we will be discussing healthy soil as a garden foundation, and working with soil samples. Bring your plants, 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. Learn to fold seed packets to take home hand harvested regional seeds. Rain or shine family friendly event, please bring a chair optional.

Exchange: 3-25$ donation. To connect:


CALC Benefit at Ninkasi
May 30th, 5-8 p.m.
Ninkasi at 272 Van Buren in Eugene
Bring your friends for a fun evening of sunshine, tasty nosh, live music from Eric Stalker, great company, and, of course, pints of Ninkasi beer! A dollar from every pint sold 12-9 pm will support CALC's peace and justice work. Sign up during our 5-8 pm festivities to become a CALC pledger/member, and we'll buy you a pint! Cheers!

Eric is a 24 year old singer-songwriter who is deeply rooted in his birthplace of Eugene. "Over the last 7 years I have fallen in love with writing lyrically driven songs that genre anywhere from Americana and Folk, to Southern Rock."


Deadline to buy tickets: May 22nd


First Friday Communities of Color

June 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Center for Meeting and Learning, Building #19
Lane Community College at 4000 East 30th in Eugene

Please mark your calendars! More information coming soon.


Democracy School - Protecting Local Self-Government!

June 2nd, 6-9 p.m. and June 3rd, 9-5 p.m.

First United Methodist Church at 1376 Olive in Eugene

Our partners, Community Rights Lane County (CRLC), along with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), are bringing Democracy School to Eugene!

Reserve your seat today! After this course, you will understand how and why our environmental laws and regulations have failed us and what we can do take back our power as citizens of this republic.

Register here


Rural Caucus and Strategy Session with Rural Organizing Project (ROP)

June 3rd and 4th
Madras, Oregon

This is the biggest day of the year for Rural Organizing Project (ROP) - it is when the entire statewide network of rural organizers and community leaders come together to share stories and skills, build relationships and analysis, and advance plans to strengthen the movement for democracy and justice in rural and small town Oregon.  

The Rural  Caucus and Strategy Session began in the early 1990s and continued as an annual tradition because it serves as a space for leaders to reflect on our work over the last year, share our lessons learned, and build collective next steps. Every Rural  Caucus and Strategy Session features think tanks on topics that reflect on our moment in time, the issues impacting rural and small town Oregon, and how to continue to build our long-term movement for justice and human dignity.


CALC Fundraiser at Mazzi's

June 5th, 5-9 p.m.
3377 E Amazon in Eugene

Join us at Mazzi's for some of the freshest, most delicious Italian and Sicilian food in town. 30% of your bill (including alcohol and take-out orders) will go toward CALC's peace and justice work!

You will need to show your server this voucher.

See the Facebook event



"Music in the Meadow" with Special Guest Peter Wilde

June 11th, 12 - 6 p.m.
Madison Meadow

Once again, we will celebrate the close of yet another wonderful school year by holding our annual "un-Recital"! This annual event is an opportunity for students old and new to present anything that they would like to share, in a causal family-picnic-style setting. It is also a great way to share our accomplishments with the neighbors in the vicinity who have been exceedingly supportive with everything we do over here.

Depending on how many people wish to play, we may start and/or end an hour earlier or later, but the general time frame is from noon to 6pm, with families coming and going throughout the day. Please email us at if you have any special time requests for performing at this event! And Jen will have a wish-list for what folks they can bring and how they can help with set-up, etc. Hope to see you all there!


First Place Family Center and the Interfaith Emergency Shelter System

June 12th, 6-8 p.m.

First Place Family Center and the Interfaith Emergency Shelter System has been helping children and their families change their lives and become successful members of the community for over 25 years.

We are hoping that your congregation would be interested in helping us support these children and their families while in transition. You could be a Night Shelter host site for a week or join with established host sites, helping to provide meals, activities, and a safe, supportive environment.

Please join us at our potluck hosted by Emerald Compassionate Action Network (ECAN) to learn more about this program and ways that you can help.  Current host site volunteers can share their experiences and stories and discuss their needs; new volunteers can find the perfect fit for their particular talents and skills.


Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp

July 9th-15th
Camp Latgawa in Eagle Point, Oregon

The Next Generation Climate Justice Action Camp (NGCJAC) is a six day summer camp to empower youth around the state of Oregon by providing age-appropriate training and mentoring. The workshops, trainings, and activities will provide a group of young activists between the ages of 14 and 18 with the tools and information that they need in order to engage in climate justice or social justice organizing. Teens will come together to form alliances, learn from experienced mentors and frontline organizers, gain skills and have fun in an old growth forest setting.

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AMP (Activists Mobilizing for Power)

August 11th-13th
Portland State University

AMP is a unique three-day training and networking conference for community-based leaders, staff, and volunteers of groups organizing for justice.

Workshops are designed to be highly interactive, provide hands-on tools and run all day to provide an intensive skills-building experience.  

What to look for this year:
  • Dozens of workshops with faciliators from the forefront of social justice movement organizations including: Indigenous Women Rising, Transgender Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, Sankofa Collective NW, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Montana Human Rights Network, Disability Art and Culture Project, Rural Organizing Project, ACLU, Enlace, APANO, Political Research Associates, Social Justice Fund, Amplify, Montana Women Vote, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, All* Above All, OPAL Environmental Justice, National Network for Abortion Funds, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, and so many more!
  • Youth-friendly workshops
  • Spanish-language workshops
Early registration closes May 31st. Learn more and register.


Community Rights Lane County Meetings

Every 3rd Monday, 6-8 p.m.
First United Methodist Church at 1376 Olive in Eugene

Learn more at


Friends of Sanctuary City

Every Second Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church at 1376 Olive in Eugene

Join our meetings to advocate for and support the people of the Sanctuary City! More info: Kate Gessert at


Rush Hour Resistance Eugene

Every Tuesday, 5-6 p.m.
Old Federal Building at 211 E. 7th in Eugene

Rally. Protest. Speakers. Networking.  Stop Trump!  Reclaim Democracy!  Learn more at


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

Women in Black
Mondays, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Across from the old federal building

Peace Meditation
Tuesdays, 8:20 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Old federal building plaza

Peace Vigil
Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Old federal building plaza

Peace Vigil
Saturdays, 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

Every Sunday
Intake 11:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
509 East 13th Ave


KEPW 97.3 FM  Home Grown Community Radio Meeting

Every Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Upstairs Growers Market at 454 Willamette in Eugene

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. - 8 p.m.
1166 Oak in Eugene

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 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 in Eugene

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 in Eugene

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