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Activist Alert 8-15-2013

Mobility International USA in Eugene will launch its new Brilliant & Resilient Photography Book, featuring profiles of 50 disabled women activists from 41 countries, at 6 pm Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E. 13th Ave. Email sdunn@miusa.org or call 343-1284 for more information.

Groundbreaking for Opportunity Village Eugene will be at 10 am Friday, Aug. 16, at 2nd Avenue and Garfield. Councilor Claire Syrett will be one of the speakers.

• Activist and Walking Dead actress Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of Ralph Abernathy, will speak at 7 pm Friday, Aug. 16, at the Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. in Springfield. She will speak on the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and its significance today. Music by the Deb Cleveland Band and the Inspirational Sounds Gospel Choir. Suggested donation at the door of $10. Email twheeler@uoregon.edu for more information. 

• A benefit concert for Opportunity Village will be from 7 to 10 pm Sunday, Aug. 18, at
Cozmic, 8th & Charnelton in Eugene. Music by Steel Wool, Brian Cutean, and the Raging Grannies. Admission is $5-$25 sliding scale. Tickets at the door.

• A free showing of Gen Silent, an award-winning documentary about LGBT aging, will be at 2 pm Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. The film profiles six LGBT seniors and those who care for them as they cope with difficult choices, ultimately offering new hope as they cross paths with advocates working to create positive change. Soromundi Lesbian Chorus of Eugene will sing and light refreshments will be served. Call 682-5318 or visit queereugene.com for information on related events coming up Sept. 22 and Oct. 20.

• Occupy Eugene and Occupy Bankbusters will present a benefit showing of Jekyll Island: The truth about the Federal Reserve at 7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 21, at EWEB, 500 E. 4th in Eugene. Call 937-3034 for information or go to OccupyEugeneMedia.org.