Activist Alert 7-18-2013

• The award-winning documentary Roadmap to Apartheid by filmmakers Ana Nogueira, a white South African, and Eron Davidson, a Jewish American-Israeli, narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, will be shown at 7 pm Thursday, July 18, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave. Sponsored by Al-Nakba Awareness Project. 

• “Expanding VA Health Services In Eugene” is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, July 19, at the Hilton 12th floor Ballroom. Guest speaker is Carol Bogedain, health director at the VA Healthcare System in Roseburg.

• In opposition to clearing homeless people out of the wetlands without giving them anywhere else to sleep, Eugene SLEEPS will hold a five-day protest beginning first thing in the morning Saturday, July 20. The sleep-in will be held where Pacific Avenue, a side street off of Danebo Avenue, dead ends.

Neighbors around Acorn Park are building a new sidewalk entrance to this park at Buck and 15th Avenue to make it safer. Through the city’s Neighborhood Matching Grant Program, people from the Churchill Area Neighborhood have come together to make walking safer. Neighbors provide the basic labor and the city provides a grant for materials. A work party is planned for 8 am to 2 pm Saturday, July 20, at the park. Contact Tom Schneider at 729-1263 or email for more information. 

• The Eugene Neighborhood Leaders Council is organizing several Green Bike Tours to see some of what people are doing to live more local and green at home and in their neighborhoods. Tours will take place in Santa Clara July 20, River Road July 27, Aug. 10, Aug. 24, Jefferson Westside Aug. 17, Friendly and Crest neighborhoods in September. See an updated bike tour schedule at This Saturday’s tour begins at 10 am at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 4110 River Road.