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Activist Alert 9-27-2012

• Climate expert and author Bob Doppelt will be speaking from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, Sept. 27, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. His free talk will be based on his new book, From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life.

• Eugene School District 4J is seeking public input about improving the condition and design of school buildings, many of which are more than 50 years old. Community forums are planned for 7 to 8:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 27, at Cesar Chávez Elementary School; Monday, Oct. 1, at North Eugene High; Thursday, Oct. 4, at Cal Young Middle School, and Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Roosevelt Middle School. Spanish interpretation will be provided. See www.4j.lane.edu/building4j

• The fifth annual Harvest Festival for Human Rights will be from 2 to 4:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 29, outside Springfield First Baptist Church, 1175 G. St. It is organized by Community Alliance of Lane County and the Springfield Shelter Rights Alliance. “These are hard and anxious times for lots of people,” say organizers. “The event will showcase services available for low-income people and offer ways for community members to be good neighbors to each other.” The event offers live music and free hot food, a produce and dry foods giveaway, a clothing giveaway, art activities for kids and information tables. Call 485-1755. 

Basic Rights Oregon is planning its Eugene Autumn Party benefit from 3 to 5 pm Sunday, Sept. 30, at Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave. in Eugene. Suggested donation $25. 

• The video Strangers to the Gods will be shown at 6 pm Sunday, Sept. 30, at Reality Kitchen, 245 Van Buren in Eugene. The film deals with the forced relocation of Native Americans to accommodate strip mining. Donations requested. The film is part of events at Reality Kitchen surrounding Banned Books Week Sept. 30 to Oct. 6. Call 337-1323 or visit realitykitchen.org 

• The monthly Conversations on the Forest will continue at 6 pm Monday, Oct. 1, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. in Eugene. Topic this month will be “Is the Forest Practices Act Working?” Led by Lane County Commissioner Rob Handy, public interest forester Roy Keene and ArchitectureWeek editor Kevin Matthews. Email rob@robhandy.com or visit conversationsontheforest.org

• Circuit Court Judge Richard Baldwin, candidate for the Oregon Supreme Court, Position 3, will appear from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Territorial Vineyards & Wine Company, 907 W. 3rd Ave. in Eugene. Visit electjudgebaldwin.com for more information. His opponent in this November runoff is Nena Cook and her website is nenacookfororegonsupremecourt.org

• A resolution opposing coal trains through Eugene will be on the City Council work session agenda at 5:30 pm Monday, Oct. 8, followed by an evening session at 7:30 dealing with the Downtown Public Safety Zone, the West Eugene Enterprise Zone and an ordinance concerning bikes on sidewalks downtown.

Canvassing for Betty Taylor is now happening Saturdays with an 11 am gathering time at the Democratic Party of Lane County Office, 228 E.11th Ave. Call 484-5099 or 914-5603.