Click on "Open this email as a web page" at the top of this email. Also, you can always view the current calendar at
To submit a peace and/or justice-related event, email the info to
We will not respond to submissions except to answer questions.

Want to be even more up-to-date on the awesome events being organized by peace and justice activists across Lane County? Follow CALC on Facebook and sign the "Stop Hate" pledge.
The posting of events does not imply an endorsement of the sponsoring groups or their political views, unless specifically stated.
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Community Events Calendar
March 25, 2021

CALC  Sponsored/Supported Events
3/29 + 30
Action Zap: Eugene Community Safety Funding for Housing

Economic Resources from the American Rescue Plan Act

CALC's original play We Are Neighbors now available on Zoom

Authoritarian State or Inclusive Democracy? 21 Things We Can Do Right Now

Beyond Toxics: Petition to Gov. Brown - SIGN NOW

CARES: Community resources for food, home goods, disability support, etc.

All Other Community Events

Information on the New Eviction Moratorium

Walidah Imarisha: Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?

Anti-Racism Resource Guide

350: Build Back Fossil Free

Disability and Housing Rights during COVID-19

Oregon's Emergency Grant Program for Small Businesses & Non-Profits

FEMA: Coronavirus Rumor Control

City of Eugene: COVID-19 Response Donations Page

HIV Alliance: COVID-19 Response

NAACP: Local actions needed in response to COVID-19

Centro Latino Americano: COVID-19 response and other services

City of Eugene: Hate & Bias Report

Oregon Department of Justice: Hate & Bias Hotline Opens

Rebates and tax credits for electric cars and residential solar

Beyond Toxics: Help save Oregon's bees

NAACP: County health statistics

Springfield City Club: Bi-monthly Events

TransPonder: Online events to Support Trans, Nonbinary, and TBIPOC Community During COVID-19

350EUG: Info, Actions and Events
NAACP: Resources for Lane County BIPOC Communities
3/19 - 28
2021 DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon
City Club Eug: How Can We Achieve Universal Access to Health Care?
Black Unity: Women's Sit-In
CLDC webinar: Legal Observer Training
NAC: Solidarity Share Fair
3/31 +
350 Eugene: Rally and march to Build Back Fossil Free
plus more events
4/6 +
Ophelia's Place: Spring 2021 Online Activities & Workshops for all-age girls
YSDA: Documentary - Black Panthers
SAfER & Springfield Public Schools: Celebration of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez
Wayne Morse Center webinar series - next presentation:
Genetic Tests and Human Futures - A Panel Discussion

Earthkeepers: Kiss the Ground - film about regenerative agriculture
Ongoing Events:
Information Access:

>>  CALC  Sponsored/Supported Events  <<

Eugene Community Safety Funding for Housing

Tell the city we want Community Safety Initiative funding to go to housing
not more money for police!

Please take action in one or all of the following ways:

Fill out the Community Safety Initiative Survey

Participate in the last listening session on the CSI budget, Tuesday March 30th, 6-8 pm

Join us for the Action Zap mentioned above to fill out the survey together and prepare to attend the last listening session to ensure the city listens.

In June 2019, the City Council passed an ordinance creating the Community Safety Initiative (CSI) Payroll tax to begin in January 2021. Under the current allocation of CSI funding, 80% will go to policing, incarceration, and enforcement, (65% of that to EPD, which would expand their budget by close to 15%), while only 10% to Fire Department and EMS, 7% to homelessness, and 3% to youth prevention services.  
We know that true community safety will be met by making sure the basic needs of our most vulnerable community members are met, which include shelter and housing. The city has heard ample feedback from the people of Eugene. We want the City to divest from the police and reinvest in community infrastructure that meets people's basic needs.  
In one survey in 2018, the top issue of concern that the most survey participants wanted addressed more than any other was homelessness (40%), while only 4% of respondents prioritized public safety--- yet the city is allocating 80% of the CSI fund towards policing, incarceration, and enforcement.

Check CALC's web site over the next few days for more details on this important action.


Senator Ron Wyden has a web page on the just-enacted American Rescue Plan Act. There you can find information and links to access the resources provided by this Act.

We thank our local NAACP chapter for alerting us to this link. And, of course, we thank Senator Wyden for keeping us informed.

CALC's original play We Are Neighbors, which tells the true stories  
of immigrants and refugees living in Lane County, is now  
available on the Zoom platform for your classes and groups.

This program is free and includes a showing of the play and a discussion with project volunteers after the play. Although this is offered for free, donations for CALC's on-going immigrant rights work are gratefully accepted.

In addition, if you are back to managing in-person venues, the We Are Neighbors photo exhibit is also available for display.

If you are interested in booking the remote play and/or photo exhibit, email and we will share the details with you.
Help get the play to more communities and groups through this remote medium!

Feature article by Eric K. Ward, Senior Fellow




Thanks to the hundreds who have signed our petition to Gov. Brown we're more than a third of the way to our goal of 800 signatures! If you haven't signed it yet, please take a moment TODAY! Let's let Gov. Brown know:join with the people to ensure that Oregon will not back down on climate change justice!

Donations of home goods greatly appreciated!

Download the flyer in English y en Español

>>  All Other Community Events  <<


State Representative Julie Fahey distributed a good summary of the new moratorium. Here are the highlights:
This new moratorium is a revised version of the eviction moratorium that has been in effect for much of this year. Tenants who are struggling can continue to be protected from eviction for nonpayment of rent through the end of June 2021; however, starting January 1, there will be some changes to how the eviction moratorium works.

Most importantly, the protections are not automatic. In order to be protected by the eviction moratorium, tenants will need to sign a declaration form that affirms that you have experienced financial hardship since March 16, 2020 that impacts your ability to pay rent, and that public assistance you have received does not cover the loss of income or increased expenses.

Tenants who sign and return the form cannot be evicted for non-payment until after June 30, 2021. Tenants who do not sign and return the form can be evicted for non-payment of current rent starting January 1, 2021, though they have until March 31, 2021 to pay back rent accrued between April 1 and December 31 of 2020.

This web page by the Oregon Law Center has the declaration form and more information about what you need to do to be protected as a tenant:

This page by Oregon DOJ also has the Declaration of Financial Hardship and Notice of Eviction Protection form and other related forms, currently translated into Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese:

Walidah Imarisha:

Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?

"A historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, rebel by reason, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist."

A prolific writer and presenter, Walidah's presentation, "Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?" is arguably her most widely known work. A shortened, 16-minute version is now available on YouTube:

Her other works can be viewed from her website and Facebook page:


This is a document in Google Docs that you can download in various formats. It is a comprehensive resource list directed towards white people who are serious about affecting anti-racism. It's a beginners guide to start a journey of learning.

Download the document:

The document introduction starts with:

"Diving into the world of anti-racism for the first time can be confronting. It may feel challenging to understand your place and where to begin with educating yourself. Luckily, there are endless resources online to help you learn about anti-racism work, dismantle the unconscious biases that exist within yourself, and take action to create a more just society. This document is a compilation of resources and educators that have and continue to help me."

The document is currently being maintained by Dr. Tiffany Bowden.

Led by Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and in spite of huge obstacles, communities turned out in record numbers to elect Joe Biden.

We voted for a once-in-a-generation chance at healthy communities, millions of good-paying jobs, and a better life for people on the frontlines of fossil fuel pollution and the climate crisis.

Now, it's time for Joe Biden to keep his promises to us. We gave him the mandate to be bold. Joe Biden must use all the tools at his disposal to avert further climate devastation while helping people recover from the pandemic. That means using his executive authority to #BuildBackFossilFree:
  • Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters.
  • Reject new fossil fuel projects, eliminate giveaways to oil gas, and coal corporations, and end the era of fossil fuel production.
  • Launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free, deliver jobs, justice, and opportunity for all.
Stay tuned! To learn more:


From Disability Rights Oregon

Know your rights during COVID-19 to:
Reasonable Accommodations in Hospitals 



Stimulus Checks & SSA Benefits (updated)

From National Housing Law Project

Protecting Renter and Homeowner Rights During Our National Health Crisis


Oregon's COVID-19 Emergency Business Grant Program has reopened for an additional round of grants. Grants are being administered by Central Willamette Credit Union. 

This program provides grants of up to $50,000 to qualifying businesses and 501(c)(3) organizations that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Grants are available to Oregon-based businesses with 25 or fewer employees, including organizations that previously received up to $100,000 in CARES Act funding.

Grants will be distributed first come, first served through November 15 or until the $17.5 million allocation is depleted.

The online application, along with additional details on eligibility and documentation requirements, can be found on Central Willamette Credit Union's website:

Information provided by SELCO Credit Union -

Coronavirus Resources

    Coronavirus Rumor Control

Eugene City's COVID-19 Response  
Volunteer & Donations Page

The City website now has a page for COVID-19 Resource Needs.

Businesses and individuals who can donate resources or other forms of support can visit this page. Monetary donations to offset the purchase of goods and services can also be made on this page.

  Ongoing Services
and Prevention Efforts

The HIV Alliance provides an extensive web page with their services and efforts  
in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

In response to COVID-19, the following is a list
of actions the NAACP hopes local leaders are already
working on, or begin to work on immediately.
For City of Eugene and Springfield: 
  • Place moratoriums on home evictions.
  • Present emergency preparedness plan that clearly outlines how historically under served communities' needs will be addressed. Make plan available in Spanish.
  • Designate resiliency hubs where vulnerable communities can collect BASIC household items that the city can provide in the midst of empty grocery stores and sold out items.
  • Urge the state to implement an immediate moratorium on evictions, foreclosures and rent collections.
For EWEB, SUB and Northwest Natural Gas: 
  • Postpone collection of all utility bills for at least two months.
  • Cancel all scheduled shutoffs and shutoffs already in place.
For Medical Centers: 
  • Ensure that the legal status of individuals being tested for COVID-19 are not requested or disclosed.
  • Create PSA'S in Spanish that make it clear that legal status will not be requested during the testing of COVID-19.
  • Create PSA's that make the relation of Public Charge, OHP and other programs clear in relation to COVID-19 testing.

For School Districts:

Designate community partners, NGO's, and places of worship where families can pick up lunches for children during the times that they will not be in school.

For LTD:

Cancel collection of fares for the foreseeable future as economic pressures are intensifying on communities who are most dependent on public transit.

For Law Enforcement:
  • In order to prioritize resources for emergency responses, law enforcement should consider immediate release of people charged with non-violent offenses awaiting trial.
  • Devise a clear emergency procedure for potential outbreaks.


During this time Centro Latino Americano keeps working with clients by phone and
video conferencing.

We support with Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment through the telephone and we also provide Telehealth services for mental health and drug and alcohol treatment. We continue to work hard to support our Latinx community that has been disproportionately affected by this crisis, we are raising funds to help with rent assistance. In addition, we are advocating for Latinx families to receive the support they need.
We acknowledge the importance for our clients to receive reliable information regarding COVID-19 in their native language. Hence, we are translating and sharing this information on our Facebook page and through a text alert system and a 'whatsapp' alert system.  

For any of the following services call (541) 687-2667
Mon-Thur 6am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm; Fri 9am-12pm

Social Services:
Phone appointments for OHP and SNAP applications.
Rent Assistance and applications for Oregon Workers relief fund.

Mental Health:
Telehealth services and phone appointments.
One emotional support appointment Free, call (541)687-2667 to schedule.
Family Support Groups "Apoyo en momentos de Incertidumbre" Every Tuesday until July 14th via zoom, write an email to to sign up.
Alcohol and Addictions:
Telehealth and phone appointments for
addiction treatments.

Youth Mentoring Groups:
Online services and phone support for youth
Census Information
Text Alert system: For Alerts in Spanish
Text CENTROINFO to: (541)240-8862
Whatsapp Alerts:
Text HOLA to:(541)606-0664

For Spanish updates and information follow us on facebook:

The City of Eugene's 8th Annual
Hate & Bias Report

Each year, the City tracks both criminal and non-criminal hate and bias
behavior and issues a report. This year's report was released on Oct. 21.
It contains data gathered in 2019.
You can view and download the report here:

The Hate and Bias report is prepared by the Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement (HRNI), in collaboration with the Eugene Police Department (EPD). HRNI, EPD, and the Human Rights Commission will continue to work collaboratively to strengthen partnerships with community groups and other agencies to deliver on the City Council commitment of making Eugene "a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community for everyone" (City Council of Eugene, Resolution 5174).

If you are the victim of any human rights violation, you can report the incident by either of these methods:

Online form (en Español):
By phone: 541-682-5177
In person: Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement located at 99 West 10th Avenue (Atrium Building), Suit 117. The office is open to the public Monday-Friday 10-noon and 1-4 pm.

Hate and Bias Hotline Opens

Whether it happened to you or to someone else, we can all help track hate and
bias incidents. The Non-Emergency Hotline is 1-844-924-BIAS(2427). 
Reports may be made online as well:

A hate and bias incident is any hostile expression that may be motivated by another person's race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Hate and bias acts can be verbal, physical, or visual. This language and behavior often contributes to, or creates, an unsafe or unwelcoming environment. The act does not have to be a statutory crime.

Examples of an act of hate or bias include:
  • Name calling; using a racial, ethnic or other slur to identify someone; or using degrading language.
  • Creating racist or derogatory graffiti or images/drawings.
  • Imitating someone with a disability, or imitating someone's cultural norm or practice.

Rebates for Going Electric

Rebates and tax credits are available to Oregonians for:


Click on the links to go to posters in the Information Access section of this calendar.

Oregon's Native Bees
Are In Steep Decline!

Native bees, such as bumblebees and solitary bees that provide essential pollination for agricultural crops and native plants, are in trouble. Many species are at risk of extinction. As pollinator populations decline, the lower production of healthy fruits and vegetables is placing the entire natural system in peril.

What can you do?

1. Do not apply neonics to your yard.
2. Grow bee-friendly flowers
3. Take a pledge to protect pollinators
4. Urge local food growers, nurseries and garden centers to support OPPA (Oregon Pollinator
    Protection Alliance)

Read all the details and reference material at

County Health Statistics

Noon to 1PM | 1st and 3rd Thursday each month

Hilton Garden Inn, 3285 Gateway Street, Springfield

Advance registration is not required. Payments can be made at the event.


Info, Actions and Events

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Fracked Gas Resistance Campaign

U.S. Senators Wyden & Merkley plan to introduce legislation to defend property owners' rights from eminent domain claims for natural gas pipelines!

Thanks to years of our communities coming together to stop Jordan Cove LNG, Senators Wyden and Merkley have joined Southern Oregon in opposing this project that would strip land from private property owners, impact the traditional territories and cultural resources of Tribal Nations, harm the local commercial fishing industry, and become the largest climate polluter in the state.

Read the PRESS RELEASE and send the Senators a THANK YOU MESSAGE.
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Drawdown Campaign 
We know natural gas is a fossil fuel. Progressive cities are pushing for regulations to limit or ban fossil gas and provide incentives to electrify everything. We can't avoid the worst effect of climate chaos if we don't stop burning fossil fuels, including natural gas. But like the tobacco and timber industries, new trade associations are forming and pouring money into PR wars filled with misinformation. 
For the last 18 months, the City of Eugene has been considering its franchise agreement with Northwest Natural. Many community members and groups advocate taking this opportunity to stop expansion of gas infrastructure and promote the phase out over time of natural gas, especially in buildings. City Council will be taking up franchise agreement negotiations in the fall. We can't reach our Climate Recovery Ordinance goals and do our part to solve the climate crisis if we don't limit natural gas.
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October 7th:         Protecting Votes & Building Power: Climate Justice & the Election
November 11th:    From Recovery to Restoration: Holding Politicians Accountable & Organizing for a
                            Just Transition

All webinars start at 5pm  PST



Resources for Lane County
BIPOC Communities

Free NAACP Tutoring for BIPOC students 6th thru 12th grade at the  
Eugene Science Center MWF 12 - 4 pm.     Sign up Here!
BIPOC Direct Financial Aid  Fund - The NAACP has teamed with LCMA to establish the BIPOC direct Aid Fund- Families and Single Parents encouraged to apply! Fund has so far supported over 20 families with $17,000 in direct aid! The Fund will Make three more dispersals before the end of the year! 

If you would like to donate to the BIPOC direct aid fund:  

February 12th marked the Chinese Lunar New Year, as we usher in the year of the Ox and say goodbye to the year of the Rat, and everything that 2020 brought with it. Wishing you good health, happiness, peace, and good fortune in the New Year!   - From the DisOrient family

The film festival's full program schedule and ticket purchase information is found at

Access to the virtual festival's films is through EVENTIVE:

Join us as we launch our first virtual festival and celebrate 16 years of uplifting
Asian American and Pacific Islander stories and voices! The curated program
includes narrative and documentary films, livestreamed events and recorded
Q&A's to enrich your film experience.

Film Highlights:
  • Opening Night film: The Girl Who Left Home: A live-action, musical feature film by writer/director/lyricist/producer Mallorie Ortega, and producer Angelo Santos. Livestreamed Q&A on Saturday, March 20 @4:00pm PST.
  • Centerpiece film: Cane Fire: Pacific NW Premiere; Feature Documentary. Merging film history with the personal and political, filmmaker Anthony Banua-Simon offers an eye-opening look at the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Livestreamed Q&A on Friday, March 26 @ 6:30pm PST.
  • Closing Night Film: Coming Home Again: PNW Premiere. Feature film by Wayne Wang, based on a personal essay by Chang Rae Lee. Livestreamed Q&A on Sunday March 28 @4:00pm PST.
All-access passes ($48) and tickets for all films may be purchased online at Please see our website for the full festival schedule, program, and film trailers.

   Weekly Public Forums

Every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

UO Academic Extension Baker Center
975 High Street, Eugene
The City Club will not be meeting at the Baker Center during this crisis. Public forum events can be viewed from their Facebook page at noon on the dates indicated. Programs are later available on YouTube and aired on KLCC radio (89.7 FM) at 7 pm on the following Mondays.

Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist/immunologist from Fort Worth, Texas, was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020.
Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP, is Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University.
Former Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D. was born in Colfax, Washington and graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Oregon Medical School. Following his internship in Denver, Colorado he practiced Emergency Medicine in Roseburg from 1974-1989.

In January 2020, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released a new plan for the American health care system in a series of policy papers titled, "Better Is Possible: The American College of Physicians Vision for the U.S. Health Care System." A central component of this plan was the call for "universal access to care" - i.e. a system that "provides medical care regardless of a person's place of residence, employment, health status or income."

This call placed ACP in conflict with many other medical organizations, including the American Medical Association (AMA), which in 2019 narrowly rejected a call to endorse single payer (Medicare for All) and has instead focused on other solutions to improve access to care.

Apr. 2 - Eugene Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Project: A River
             Flows Through It


Monroe Park - Monroe St. & Broadway/10th Ave., Eugene

Free Webinars

The CLDC presents free webinars on (usually) the first and third  
Thursdays of each month at 3 - 5 pm.  
A link for more info and online registration for each event is listed below its poster.   


training-21                                                              solidarity-tactics

Neighborhood Anarchist Collective

    COVID-19 Edition

The Share Fair connects people with resources, services,  
and each other in a convenient and fun way.

The Share Fair provides "no barrier" accessibility to necessary resources to anyone in the community who is in need. "No barrier" means there are no questions asked, no forms to fill out, and no one turned away; just people freely giving what they can and taking what they need.

Tuesday Mar. 30,  1 - 4 PM (approximate)
Mobile distribution

The Solidarity Share Fair is going to be mobile again this month! We will be be distributing 200 care packages to key locations throughout the city as well as to individuals who express a need for help.

If you or a loved one is in need of assistance or supplies, please contact us at and we'll do our best to either meet your needs or connect you with someone who can help meet your needs! Also, please feel free to contact us with any clarification questions you may have, we understand that this is a confusing time for everyone, and are happy to answer what questions we can.

Please send requests for assistance as early as possible so we have time to get to you.

We could use the following supplies for our care packages:
  • Bags (paper or plastic, to be used to hold care package items)
  • Sandwich bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gloves
  • Anti viral masks
  • Liquid vitamin  D
  • "Emergen-C" packets
  • Vitamin C
  • To go cups with lids
  • Individually wrapped plastic ware
  • Granola bars / Protein bars
  • Other easy grab-and-go foods

Please contact us at the email address above to coordinate donations.

More info about the Share Fair at

You can donate money here:

350 Eugene invites you to participate in a local action supporting the national Build Back Fossil Free coalition's week of escalating actions to demand President Joe Biden be a real Climate President.

Wednesday, March 31,   3:45 - 5:00 pm
Eugene Federal Building and US Courthouse
211 E 7th Avenue (7th & Pearl). Eugene

Build Back Fossil Free banners, Stop the Money Pipeline screenprints, signs, dinosaurs and more! We'll have a brief program, followed by a loud & jaunty march to Chase Bank to deliver a letter demanding they defund the tars sands Line 3 project that is destroying Indigenous communities. There's lots of art to animate!

------------------------ Other Online Events Promoted by 350 Eugene ---------------------

Fire in Pacific Northwest Forests: Past, Present, and Future
A Four-Part Webinar Series

Session #4 - Putting Fire Knowledge into Action: Advocating for Forests and Fire Policy
April 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Pacific

Previous sessions also available for viewing on this web page.

Just Recovery Gathering: Recharge. Rebuild. Reconnect.
April 9-11

People around the world are coming together to collectively re-imagine our future. Join us.

Now is the time for the climate movement to reconnect! The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a three-day online event featuring interactive workshops, cultural sessions, and hands-on trainings. Build your skills, strengthen relationships, and hear from a powerful line-up of climate leaders, artists, and musicians in every corner of the world. Join us in designing a new path towards a better future for all.

Oregon Environmental Justice Pathways Summit
April 9-10

The EJP summit will host renowned national and state speakers, and create space for interactive discussions and presentations with the goal of creating a collaborative network and policy guidelines dedicated to Environmental Justice in the state of Oregon. 

The EJPS will feature Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate Sheila Watt-Cloutier for the annual University of Oregon Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples lecture on April 9 at 12 pm and the Keynote Lecture on April 10 at 6 pm with Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, with the National Wildlife Federation.

Ophelia's Place is a prevention-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls ages 10-18 make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

Spring 2021 Online Activities & Workshops
Participants new to OP are required to complete an orientation with OP before participating in a first workshop or activity. Call 541-284-4333 or email to sign up and book your orientation.

To register for an activity, also call 541-284-4333 or email

Tuesdays, April 6 - May 25 | Girl Time Group
For girls ages 10-12
Space is limited. Register by April 12

Summary: Girls come together virtually each week to talk about girlhood.

Here at OP, we know that sometimes being a girl can be really hard. That's why we have our Girl Time Group! Come hang out with OP staff and other girls over Zoom as we talk about everything from friendships and dating, to puberty and periods. It's a great place to just figure it all out! Facilitated by OP staff.

Friday, April 9, 4 - 5pm | STEM-pardy
For girls ages 10-18
Advance registration required by April 7

Summary: STEM-pardy is a Jeopardy-style virtual game night celebrating women in the STEM fields.

Join OP for this Jeopardy-style virtual game night! It will be a fun filled opportunity to test your knowledge and learn about women's accomplishments and contributions to science, technology, mathematics, and engineering!  Historically, STEM fields have minimized the accomplishments of women, so it is important that we recognize the countless female researchers who have pushed the boundaries of science and mathematics to where they are today.

Saturday, April 17, 3:30 - 5:30pm | Girls Guide to Financial Independence
For girls ages 14-18
Advance registration required by April 13

Summary: Girls can prepare for their financial future by joining Ophelia's Place's virtual Financial Planning Workshop.

Planning for the future can be stressful, especially if you are expecting a big change like graduation or looking ahead at colleges. If that sounds like you, get registered for our virtual Financial Planning Workshop! Together we will cover setting financial goals, budgeting, and ways to use your money wisely to help you prep for the future. Facilitated by SELCO Community Credit Union and OP's Women's Advisory Council for Youth.

Thursdays, April 29-May 6, 6 - 7:30pm | Black Hair Matters
For girls ages 10-18
Advance registration required by April 27

Summary: HAPI and YouTube influencer Clea Ibrahim will guide girls through this workshop, discussing Black hair history and culture, and how to care for your beautiful waves, curls, coils, and/or kinks.

Girls will join HAPI (Hair Artists in Pursuit of Inclusion) and YouTube influencer, Clea Ibrahim, for an interactive workshop covering the ins & outs of Black haircare. We'll explore the significance of Black hair history & culture and teach you how to care for your beautiful waves, curls, coils, and/or kinks. This is a virtual event on Zoom.

Come to an outdoor showing of

Black Panthers
directed by Agnès Varda                             

Thursday April 8,   5 - 7pm
Washburne Park (Agate St & E 21st Ave), Eugene

From Wikipedia:
Black Panthers is a 1968 short documentary film directed by Agnès Varda. The film focuses on the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California, during protests over the arrest of Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton for the murder of police officer John Frey in 1967.

Our thanks to the Neighborhood Anarchist Collective for bringing this to our attention.


For nearly twenty years, the Springfield and greater Lane County
community has gathered to celebrate and remember
Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, two human rights leaders.

Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect (SAfER) and Springfield Public Schools have co-sponsored this special event. We honor these role models who worked non-violently to uphold the dignity of farmworkers and gave us the inspiring words "!Si Se Puede!"  "Yes, we can!"

The Celebration has been fully-bilingual and student-led, featuring music, dance and art, created by students from all levels of Springfield schools. Delicious food and a warm community atmosphere have been a consistent part of this much anticipated annual event.

This year we are moving the Celebration on-line and hope to continue
the excitement of the previous years in this new format.

Please visit the website at

It is live now and new features will be added to the website each day from March 31-April 8th.

A highlight of the Celebration this year is a recording of an interview with Dolores Huerta, conducted by Springfield students. The interview will be released on Thursday, April 8th at 7:00 pm. Please join us at this special virtual community event.

2020-21 Focus:  
Genetic Technologies:  
Identity, Equality, Ethics

Join us for free online events associated with our Science, Policy, and the Public theme of inquiry. We will focus on the ethics of genetic technologies as well as their implications for reproduction and disease, for the unequal distribution of social benefits and harms, for privacy, and for the reputation and authority of science itself.

Separate registration is required for each event

Genetic Tests and Human Futures: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 8 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Alice Wexler, author
George Estreich, author
Kathryn L. Murray, Director of Genetic Services

This panel will explore questions associated with genetic tests, including when such tests are used and what information they can and cannot offer.

More information and registration on the event page:

A Democracy Worth Fighting For: A Conversation with Erica Smiley, Lisa Hubbard, and Margaret Hallock
Tuesday, April 13 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

In this conversation, longtime social and economic justice organizer Erica Smiley will explore how the pandemic has left millions of people behind-especially women and people of color-while wealth grows even more concentrated in the hands of the few.

More information and registration on the event page:

Fundamental Rights, Data Privacy, and the Power of Tech Companies, a conversation with Senator Ron Wyden
Friday, April 16 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Senator Ron Wyden (UO Law '74) has been a champion for net neutrality, internet freedom, and cybersecurity for decades. He is a leading voice on policy related to tech companies and data privacy.

More information and registration on the event page:

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome
Thursday, April 29, 1 p.m.

Featuring Alondra Nelson, President Joe Biden's nominee for the Office of Science and Technology deputy director for science and society. She is president of the Social Science Research Council and is also the Harold F. Linder Chair and Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

More information and registration on the event page:

You can find past presentations on the Wayne Morse Center Youtube channel.


Join the Webinar:

Presented by Eugene Interfaith Earthkeepers

>> On-Going Events <<
Please be advised - it is highly likely most of these organizations have
curtailed their regular in-person meetings. Some are going to
video/tele-conferencing. If they notify us we will update these panels.

SETA is a non-profit, public service organization that  
is dedicated to renters' rights and interests.

We accomplish our goals by assisting, educating, and empowering tenants in the Springfield-Eugene area. We believe that housing rights are human rights and that affordable and accessible housing are the foundation of any strong community.

We are a free service for any renter to use for questions about their tenancy, their property, explanation on laws that have passed, and so much more.

To advance renters rights and protections, we:
  • Educate and organize the public
  • Provide a free hotline as a community support
  • Strive to provide the most up-to-date resources and information for renters in need.
  • Promote policies that help support affordable and accessible housing
  • Work with housing advocates in the state and local legislatures
  • Stand in solidarity with social justice partners to fight back against hate and discrimination
Call our hotline at (541) 972-3715

Use our ample resources at

    PrEP Clinic

Thursdays  5pm-8pm
At the HIV Alliance Office: 1195A City View St, Eugene

Speak with our medical director about PrEP, get tested, and leave with a prescription for PrEP.

HIV Alliance
1195A City View St.
Eugene, OR 97402
P: 541-342-5088 ext. 158

F: 541-342-1150

>>> Bike rides will return in May 2021. <<<
Look for dates and times on our Facebook page. 

Climate Revolutions by Bike is a grassroots movement that aims to decrease
dependence on fossil fuels by creating a fun and growing bike culture and community.

Our monthly around-town community rides are family
friendly, inclusive and free. For more information and details about rides:

The volunteer project is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
This panel will be updated when more information becomes available.

Volunteers needed to feed the hungry at our Interfaith Breakfast Program, including Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Quaker congregations at First Christian Church, feeding over 400 people every Sunday.  

You don't have to be a person of faith to join us and make a difference. 

Please contact us at

Indivisible Eugene

Resist Trump Tuesday 
Every Tuesday
12:00 - 1:00 pm, Federal Courthouse,
 405 E. 8th Ave, Eugene


Community Rights Lane County


Every 3rd Monday, 6-7 p.m.
(January meeting on 4th Monday)

Due to Covid-19, Our Meetings Are Virtual (via Zoom)
Please email us to gain meeting access at:

Regular meetings

2nd and 4th Sundays, 6PM
609 E 13th Ave., Eugene

 Neighborhood Anarchist Collective

Monthly on-line gatherings during the coronavirus disruption:
3rd Sunday each month, 5 - 7 PM 
Join the meeting:   
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Please arrive a bit early to work out technical issues.) 
----------------------- Post-Pandemic ----------------------
Monthly Public Gathering -- Potluck and Meeting

Every 3rd Sunday  5-7pm
Growers Market upstairs, 454 Willamette St, Eugene
(door between Morning Glory and Black Wolf)

Access to Advocacy meetings
Last Wednesday of each month
2:30 - 3:30 pm

20 E 13th Ave, Eugene


Weekly Peace Vigils in Eugene

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

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

Peace Vigil
Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
29th and Willamette
For more information contact Michael at CALC at or (541) 485-1755.
Occupy Medical Free Clinic

Occupy Medical has moved to Springfield.

Our new location is 1717 Centennial, Suites 4&7. 
This is in the professional plaza across from Coburg Pizza Company.
Transportation: LTD Centennial bus #13 (exit west of 18th St)
 or the Mohawk bus #18 (exit at Centennial)

Open for services every Sunday starting on August 12, 2018.
Intake begins at 11:45am in Suite 7. Patients should arrive before 2pm to
be assured treatment.
Hospitality provides services in Suite #4 from 12 noon until 4pm.

All services are free. Donations are welcome.

Can you give 30 minutes a week to make a difference
in the life of a middle school student?

Eugene School District

Be a mentor - touch a life! A small investment of time, energy and caring can yield great dividends in the life of a middle school student.

Volunteers from the community are paired with middle school students who have been referred to the program. Once a week, volunteer mentors visit their student at school during lunchtime. They talk and listen, share a meal, play board games, share news about school and friends, maybe play basketball.

Click HERE for more details.


KEPW 97.3 FM 
PeaceWorks Community Radio

Community & Volunteer Potluck
First Monday of every month, 6-8 PM
Upstairs at Growers Market, 454 Willamette St., Eugene

Any weekday there are usually people at our office - suite 203 -
come by and say hi!

We carry over thirty locally-produced shows, including a variety of music and news/talk programming. We also carry a number of Pacifica shows and programming from other independent sources, and a growing Northwest Music Mix of your favorite Bay Area-to-BC music. Our livestream, program schedule, calendar of events, and much more are at our website

KEPW 97.3FM, like its parent organization Eugene PeaceWorks, focuses on economic & social justice, ecological sustainability, and food & music - especially all of these made by people right here in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley. If you'd like to be a part of KEPW and have ideas, skills, and/or the energy to help, come to a potluck!

And keep sending your news & tips in to

Find us online:


Eugene Chapter Meetings
7:00 - 9:00 PM

First United Methodist Church
1375 Olive St., Eugene 

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You can join us through the Zoom:

Meeting ID: 863 6461 7608
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Donate and register your support of Universal Single Payer Health care at

Thanks, and see you there!

More information:

Citizens Climate Lobby
Lane County chapter meetings

Monthly meetings are on the first Thursday of the month, 5:30-7pm

Upcoming Dates

January 2nd
February 6th
March 5th
April 2nd
May 7th

First United Methodist Church, Library 
1376 Olive St, Eugene


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 International

COVID-19 Update

From the IPSI website:

At our virtual board meeting this month, we decided to suspend public services and to web-stream our April 11th service, as well as our future services until further notice.

Contact IPSI through the links below for more information.

--------------------------------- Non-Pandemic Schedule ----------------------------------

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

We are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, but we also understand the pandemic has created even more food insecurity in our community. We will continue to provide food to those in need and we will take precautions to do it as safe as we can.

And we are keeping it safe with:

Asking anyone with a fever or symptoms to stay home; Mandatory masks; Smaller groups; Extra precautions with distribution; and, Creating space for social distancing.

If you are interested in volunteering you can signup to volunteer HERE, and if you have any questions please contact us HERE. Get more updates by following us on Facebook.


We make and distribute 300 burritos every Saturday. We are trying to limit volunteers to 15
or less people.

Food for Lane County
770 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene

9:30am - 11:30am: Wash, cut, and prep veggies,
                              roll and wrap the burritos
11:30am-12:30pm: Cleanup
12pm: Distribution

We make and distribute 500 burritos every Sunday. We are trying to limit volunteers to 15 or less people.

Location varies from week to week please contact us or visit our Facebook page for the location.

11am - 12:30pm: Burrito Prep (washing/chopping
                           /cooking veggies)
1pm - 2pm: Burrito Rolling
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Cleanup & Burrito Distribution



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

Our Interfaith Sunday Breakfast Program at First Christian Church 
serves a free breakfast to over 300 people at 7:45 every Sunday morning.
To volunteer email Susan at

>>  Information  Access

A free CPR smartphone app called PulsePoint is now available for the Eugene Springfield Fire service area.

The PulsePoint app alerts subscribers who have indicated they are CPR-trained to a sudden cardiac arrest event. The alert is triggered by the 9-1-1 dispatch center at the same time that our firefighter paramedics are dispatched. The app uses advanced GPS technology to notify subscribers within a quarter mile of a cardiac arrest event. "CPR trained" can be defined as knowing how to administer Hands-Only CPR (no rescue breaths).

The app also directs subscribers to the location of the closest public access automated external defibrillator (AED). The app is only activated for cardiac arrest events in public places (not a private home).

More info & download:

City of Eugene

Resources for Residents

The City of Eugene offers a suite of housing resources available to community members. Some of these programs are available whether or not you live in an affordable housing unit.


Community Safety In Eugene

Over the past 5 years, Eugene's population has grown and so have our public safety needs. While many creative programs have been applied to this problem to maximize resources and meet community needs, the growing demand continues to outpace capacity causing critical gaps in community safety and services.

"Our community safety system is stressed," said City Manager Jon Ruiz. "Adding a separate, dedicated revenue source will enable us to respond to more calls in less time, and have the capacity to deter crime, hold chronic offenders accountable and help those who are willing to find a better path."  

Learn more about Community Safety in Eugene.


Hate and Bias Report 

The annual Hate and Bias Report is now available for 2019. This report is compiled by the Office of Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement, which is responsible for collecting statistical information on both criminal and non-criminal hate and bias activity and providing victim support and community response to hate and bias activity in Eugene. 

To report an act of discrimination or bias:

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Hate & Bias Prevention
and Response Toolkit and Training

The City of Eugene is committed to working to make Eugene a welcoming and safe community for everyone. To achieve this, we must create an environment in which hatred and bigotry are not acceptable as they directly undermine the Eugene we all want to live in. Everyone has a stake in creating a community where every person feels welcome, valued and respected. Hate and bias have major impacts on victims, families, and communities at large.

The Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement (HRNI) office has created a tool to help address hate/bias by learning to recognize the impact on our community and how to respond to incidents.

If you believe you are witness to or subject to a hate/bias incident, please call or report it to HRNI at 541-682-5177; if you believe you are a witness to, or a victim of, a hate crime please call 911 or 541-682-5111 if non-emergency.

Want to get involved? Take the survey for training:

The Eugene Toxics Right-to-Know Program was created and is governed by Section 54 of the Eugene City Charter. It requires that businesses meeting certain criteria report their hazardous substance use to the City, that the City make that information public, and that hazardous substance users pay fees as necessary to operate the program.

For more information on the Eugene Toxics Right-to-Know Program, contact Program Manager Jo Eppli at 541-682-7118.

Program reports can be accessed at


EVDP hosts a listing of jobs available
in the non-profit sector:

Look for Job Postings under the Document Folder menu.