Activist Alert 2-21-2013

• A Touch the Earth Environmental School benefit concert is planned for 6:30 to 8 pm Friday, Feb. 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13th and Chambers in Eugene. The event features storyteller and singer Calvin Hecocta (founder of the school), John Henry and Teddy Box Roix. Suggested donation is $10.

• The annual Green Neighbors Faire with the theme of “Creating a Green Community Culture” will be from 9:30 am to 3 pm Saturday, Feb. 23, at the First United Methodist Church, 1375 Olive St. in Eugene. Call 686-6761 or see

Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline, will offer a public reading from 4 to 6 pm Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Knight Library Browsing Room on campus. The reading concludes the UO School of Journalism and Communication’s Annual PageTurners class, facilitated by professor Peter Laufer.

• The Oregon League of Conservation Voters is hosting a free discussion about this year’s legislative session and “what it means for the natural legacy of Oregon,” from 6 to 8 pm Monday, Feb. 25, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. Rep. Val Hoyle is expected to be among the speakers. See

• The 2013 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference will be from Thursday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, March 3, at the UO Law School and other locations on campus. See for details and registration.

• A special Black History Month event sponsored by the NAACP Eugene and Springfield Branch will be from 7 to 10 pm Friday, Feb. 22, at Tsunami Bookstore, 26th and Willamette. Planned are an art sale, live jazz with Adam Harris, Greg Black and Kenny Reed, and comments from the outgoing and incoming branch presidents, Henry Luvert and Eric Richardson respectively. Refreshments will be provided. Free.

• The Civil Liberties Defense Center’s annual Solidarity with Earth Defenders benefit features Eastern Sunz, Samba Ja and more, 8 pm March 2 at the WOW Hall. $8 adv., $10 door.