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Activist Alert 9-13-2012

• The Latin America Solidarity Committee will host a benefit concert from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Friday, Sept. 14, at New Day Bakery, 449 Blair Blvd. Call 485-8633 or email lasc@efn.org for more information.

• A “Mental Health Empowerment Gathering” will be from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Friday, Sept. 14, at the LILA Peer Support Club, 990 Oak St. Hosts will be from the Lane County Consumer/Survivor Advisory Council. Call 345-9106 for more information. The meeting will include discussion of an upcoming public forum on mental health issues with Rep. Val Hoyle from 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Lane County Behavioral Health Services, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 198.

• A public forum on student success in higher education will begin at 3:30 pm Monday, Sept. 17, at LCC’s main campus Building 3, Room 216. Hosted by the governor’s Task Force on Higher Education which plans to submit a report and recommendations to the Legislature in October.

• A City Council work session on coal trains is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm Monday, Sept. 17, in the  in the Bascom-Tykeson Rooms of the Eugene Public Library. It will be followed by 7:30 pm public hearings on other items. The session is open to the public, but no public testimony time is scheduled and no council action is planned.  

•  A free screening of the award-winning film Bitter Seeds is planned for 6 pm Monday, Sept. 17, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave., followed by discussion. Hosted by Beyond Toxics and GMO-FREE Eugene.

• A City Hall Week public gathering for both Eugene and Springfield will be held at 10 am Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Eugene Public Library’s Bascom/Tykeson Room. City officials, legislators and candidates are invited to share ideas and perspectives prior to the 2012 legislative session.