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Activist Alert 10-11-2012

• The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be at 2 pm Sunday, Oct. 14, at Alton Baker Park. Registration begins at 1 pm. See http://wkly.ws/1d8 for more information or to donate.

Occupy Eugene’s first anniversary Monday, Oct. 15, will begin with the Eugene Philanthropy Network gathering at noon at Ninkasi at 272 Van Buren, followed by a bank action at 2 pm beginning at the Park Blocks. Pro-women activists will gather at 4:30 pm at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at 8th and Oak, for “Women Amplified: Uniting Against the War on Women.” After the rally, the marchers will take to the streets. They ask that attendees bring signs or sign-making materials and pots and pans or other noise-making devices. Tabling will go on all day at the Park Blocks followed by entertainment and talks from 6 to 9 pm. 

• Noted psychiatric survivors Celia Brown from New York City and Jacki McKinney, MSW, of Philadelphia will be speaking at a free gathering at 3 pm Monday, Oct. 15, at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Call 345-9106 or email oregon.united@gmail.com for more information.

• Author Greta Berlin, co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement, will speak at 6:30 pm Monday, Oct. 15, at Cozmic, 8th and Charnelton in Eugene. Free. Sponsored by the Al-Nakba Awareness Project. 

• The Oregon Education Investment Board is holding community forums and webinars at which stakeholders can provide input and feedback on education funding. The Eugene forum will be from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the UO’s Ford Alumni Center, 1720 E. 13th Ave. Each speaker will be given two minutes. Public comments may also be emailed to: education.investment@state.or.us

• The deadline to apply for the daytime option of the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program in Lane County has been extended until Oct. 17. Orientation will be Dec. 5 and classes will meet Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to March 13, 2013. Contact the Extension Service office at 344-5859, or stop by 783 Grant St. to pick up an application.

• The Good Works Film Festival will be back Oct. 28-29 with multiple screenings of the award-winning labor film Brothers On the Line, which documents the leadership of the United Auto Workers union from 1946 to 1970. Director and producer Sasha Reuther will be available on Skype for all screenings at the Bijou. The showings will be free but seating will be limited. Get advance tickets at the Bijou or online at goodworksfilmfestival.org