Activist Alert 6-20-2013

• Basic Rights Oregon will combine eating and equality in its annual Bites for Rights fundraiser. On Thursday, June 20, eat at Cornbread Café, The Divine Cupcake, Poppi’s Anatolia, Sweet Life Patisserie and Whirled Pies Pizzeria in Eugene or Interzone, Les Caves Bier & Kitchen or Squirrel’s Tavern in Corvallis to show your support.

• Walk, bike or ride the bus Thursday, June 20, for Dump the Pump Day. Who knows, you might just get addicted.

• “The Future of Oregon’s Natural Resources” is the topic of a three-part series at City Club of Eugene beginning at noon Friday, June 21, at the Hilton 12th Floor Ballroom. Speaker will be Brett Brownscombe, Gov. Kitzhaber’s natural resources policy advisor. $5 for non-members. The next week, June 28, will be on “Oregon’s Growth Management Experience” with attorney Richard P. Benner. See

Mayor Kitty Piercy’s “One-on-One” next public session will be from 5 to 6 pm Tuesday, June 25, at Albertson’s, 311 Coburg Road. Ward 4 Councilor George Poling will also be on hand to meet with interested citizens. Piercy holds these meetings in a different neighborhood each month. Call 682-5010 for more information.

• “CAHOOTS and Community Services” will be the topic at the Lane County Consumer/Survivor Advisory Council meeting from 1 to 3 pm Tuesday, June 25, at Lane County Behavioral Health Services, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Brenton Gicker of CAHOOTS will speak at 2 pm. 

• The Eugene Police Commission is hosting a State of Public Safety Forum from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, June 27, at the Eugene Public Library. Panelists will discuss the state of public safety, issues of importance and their thoughts about the future of public safety in our community. Panelists include Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns, Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner, District Attorney Alex Gardner, Police Auditor Mark Gissiner, Municipal Court Presiding Judge Wayne Allen, and St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Terry McDonald. Contact number for the event is 682-5852.

Springfield City Club program will be on Main Street projects at noon Thursday, June 20, at the Willamalane Center, 250 S. 32nd St. Call 736-4544. $10 for non-members. 

• CALC will be leading a presentation and discussion on “The Military’s Culture of Rape: Can it be Fixed?” at 7: 30 pm  Tuesday, June 25, at the CALC offices, 458 Blair. To RSVP and for more information call 485-1755. The event is free but donations will be accepted.

Beyond Toxics is planning a “Boldness Bash” to celebrate passage of their bill, HB 3364, the Safe Public Places Act, from 5:30 to 8 pm Thursday, June 27, at the Oakshire Brewing Public House, 207 Madison. Music by Soulicious, sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs. See or call 465-8860.