Activist Alert 6-19-2014

• An Interfaith Peace Walk is planned for 6:30 to 8 pm Sunday, June 22, beginning at the Ebbert United Methodist Church Community Garden at 6th and D Street in Springfield and marching to The Learning Garden at Brattain on C Street. “The purpose of this walk is to build relationships in our neighborhood,” say organizers. “Community gardens are one way we in Springfield promote peace and goodwill in our community.” For more information, call June at 603-8706.

• “Addressing Sexual Violence on College Campuses” is the topic of a meeting with national campus activists Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino from 5:30 to 7 pm Monday, June 23, at the Wesley Center, 1236 Kincaid St. The two will share information about what is happening on campuses across the nation and at the federal level to address sexual violence. Suggested donation of $20 will support Sexual Assault Support Services.

• The Eugene City Council will hold a public hearing on extending the Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption (MUPTE) suspension at 7:30 pm Monday, June 23, at Harris Hall. This would be the third extension. Council will also have a work session on City Manager Jon Ruiz’s performance evaluation at 5:30 pm June 23; and at noon Wednesday, June 25, the council will take action on the MUPTE extension and have a work session on Police Auditor Mark Gissiner’s performance. Find the council’s tentative working agenda at

• A discussion on Lane County strategic planning is on the agenda of the Lane Board of County Commissioners from 9 am to 3 pm Wednesday, June 25. The public isn’t invited to participate or speak at this long meeting, but it is open to the public to attend and monitor.

• Coming up is a benefit concert for David Oaks from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, June 26, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave., featuring music by Steel Wool. Oaks is a longtime advocate locally and internationally for people with mental challenges. He was paralyzed in an accident last year and is now confined to a wheelchair. Contact Tim Mueller at for more information.