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Activist Alert 3-8-2012

Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein

• Scholar Irfan Omar, Ph.D. of Marquette University will speak at LCC Thursday, March 8, as part of the college’s two-year Visiting Scholars on Islam series. From 1 to 2:30 pm Omar will present “Conference of the Birds,” selections of well-known Sufi writings. From 5 to 6:30 pm he will present “Dialogue of the Heart: Seeing the ‘Other’ from an Islamic Perspective” exploring historic interfaith discussions. Both public presentations will be in the Center for Meeting and Learning on the main campus, Building 19, room 226.

Charles Eisenstein, author of  Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in The Age of Transition and The Ascent of Humanity will speak at 7 pm Thursday, March 8, at 112 Kearney Hall at OSU, across from Circle K in Corvallis. Donations at the door, suggested $5 to $20. Email ssi.partnerships@oregonstate.edu or  cherylgood@gmail.com for more information.

Charles Eisenstein will also speak from 7 to 10 pm Saturday, March 10, at Columbia 150 on the UO campus, and from 9 am to 4 pm Sunday, March 11, he will conduct an all-day “Transition Activist Intensive” at WOW Hall, 291 West 8th Ave. in Eugene. More details at www.unifyingcascadia.info 

• A Community Circle Meeting is planned for 11 am Saturday, March 10, at the AFSCME Union Hall, 7th and Charnelton in Eugene. Purpose is to promote social, economic, environmental and political justice. Email local3214or@yahoo.com for more information. 

• Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg will be giving awards to local student artists and hosting a meet and greet from 5 to 7 pm Friday, March 9, at the Springfield Museum, 590 Main St. The event is part of Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk.