Activist Alert 4-10-2014

• “Building Equity and Inclusion at the UO and Beyond” is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, April 11, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette. Speaker is Yvette Alex-Assensoh, VP for equity and inclusion at UO. See

• The annual Bee Weekend will be from 9 am to 5 pm Friday, April 11, and from 9 am Saturday, April 12, at GloryBee Factory Store, 29548 B Airport Rd., directly off Highway 99. During the two-day event, more than 700 packages of bees will be placed with local beekeepers. The event also includes demonstrations, honey sampling and family-themed activities. Call Kristin at 689-0913, ext. 181, or email

• County Commission candidate Kevin Matthews will be available for an informal discussion from 8 to 10 am Saturday, April 12, at the Pantry & Pub Restaurant, 1810 Chambers St. Call 514-4766 or visit

Community Rights Lane County will host the third monthly Community Rights Conversations from 3 to 4:30 pm Saturday, April 12, at LCC Downtown, Room 105. Topic will be “The Myth of the Regulatory System: Why Government Agencies Won’t Protect Us.” Materials at

• The 25th Annual Shy Persons Talent Show and fundraiser for David Oaks will be from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, April 12, at Sam Bond’s Garage. A sliding scale donation of $5 to $500 is requested. Email to participate, or if you are too shy, consider a donation through

On tax day April 15 at the downtown Post Office, 520 Willamette, a broad coalition of peace, justice and labor activists have organized a series of actions calling on Congress to redirect war dollars to fight climate change, fund education, job creation, universal health care and other vital services. Events begin at 11 am with the annual “Penny Poll,” inviting passersby to allocate where they would want their taxes to go. At noon will be a rally with speaker Kelsey Juliana and music. Sponsored by CALC, ESSN, WAND, Taxes for Peace, Not War, IWW and Veterans for Peace. Contact CALC at 485-1755 or

Grupo Latino de Acción Directa is hosting a panel with all five of the candidates running for the East Lane County commissioner position at 5:30 pm Thursday, April 17, at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School, 200 N. Monroe St.

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