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Activist Alert 2-7-2013

• “Neighbors Without Addresses” is a photo project of Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) completed with the assistance of Springfield Shelter Rights Alliance (SSRA). The exhibit is modeled on CALC’s three existing traveling photo exhibits and community and families. The photos will be displayed during the 2nd Friday Art Walk from 5 to 7 pm Friday, Feb. 8, at Springfield City Hall, 225 5th St. Email joanna.safercalc@gmail.com for more information. 

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon presents “It’s Not Me, It’s You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating” featuring local personalities from two-time Emmy Award-winning storyteller Mark Lewis to R-G reporter Serena Markstrom at 8 pm Friday, Feb. 8, at Cozmic. Proceeds will “help Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon continue its work to defend reproductive freedom and to hold politicians accountable.” $15 at the door or $13 in advance from CozmicPizza.com and the Cozmic box office.

• The UO’s first TEDx conference will be from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Global Scholars Hall Great Room on campus. TED is a nonprofit bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. TEDx events are TED-like events, held under TED rules. The theme for this event is “Curiosity & Resistance: Diversity is Critical to Thinking” and will feature panelists Brendan Bohanan, La Donna Forsgren, Tyree Harris, Air Force Maj. Caroline Jensen, Ian Haney-López, Andrew Nelson and Carmen Urbina. A reception will follow at the Ford Alumni Center. See http://tedxuoregon.com

• The Couples and Family Therapy Program at the UO College of Education will host a “Relationship Check-In” from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Feb. 9, at the HEDCO Clinic on the UO campus. Any and all couples are welcome to attend this event, at which master’s-level therapists conduct free one-time sessions to celebrate and recognize strengths in relationships. Sessions will last approximately 50 minutes. Interested couples are encouraged to call the clinic at 346-0923 to make an appointment; walk-ins on the day of the event are also welcome.

• Sen. Chris Edwards and State Reps. Nancy Nathanson and Val Hoyle will host a town hall meeting from 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Willamette High School, 1801 Echo Hollow Road in Eugene. The three will share thoughts on their legislative priorities and discuss the challenges and opportunities anticipated in the 2013 legislative session. 

• Registration is open for the Social Justice, Real Justice Conference Feb. 14-16 at the UO, featuring Cornell West, Dolores Huerta, Winona LaDuke, Rocky Rivera and others, and a concert by the political rap duo Dead Prez Feb. 14 at the WOW Hall. See http://wkly.ws/1ez for free registration. Lunch will be provided Friday and Saturday.

• The Lane Chapter of Oregon ACLU presents its next in the series of Civil Conversations from 5:30 to 7 pm Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Davis Restaurant, 94 W. Broadway. Margie Paris, professor of law and former dean at the University of Oregon School of Law will facilitate a discussion of “The guns battle: Is there an appropriate resolution?” The discussion will examine how our criminal justice system, as well as our constitutional rights, affect possible resolutions. Free and all are welcome.

• A free presentation on “Hidden in Plain Bite: The Impact of Factory Farming” will be at 7:30 pm Monday, Feb. 18, at the McNail-Riley House, 601 W. 13th Ave. with free parking across the street at the Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Eugene Veg Education Network. Speakers include Katie Catrell of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition. For more information, email eugvegedunet@comcast.net