Activist Alert 8-7-2014

• “Viet Nam: An Inner View” is a live multi-media performance and book release at 7 pm Friday, Aug. 8, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette. Advance tickets at $10 are available at Tsunami. Tickets day of the program are $11. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964, authorizing U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War. Marc C. Waszkiewicz and Lea Jones co-produced the program and the book being released is 1000 Yard Stare, a book of photos taken by Waszkiewicz during his three combat tours in Vietnam.  A soundtrack album, memoir and film are also part of the program. A reception for advance ticket holders ($10) will begin at 5:30 pm. Sponsored by the Returning Veterans Project, CALC and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Contact Lea Jones at 554-7182 or See also

• Rep. Phil Barnhart is holding a series of town hall meetings to talk about the issues facing Oregon and the 2015 Legislature. The next meeting, along with Sen. Terry Beyer, will be at 7 pm Saturday, Aug. 9, at Randy’s Main Street Café in Brownsville . 

• An education funding town hall with Oregon Chief Education Officer Nancy Golden, Rep. Phil Barnhart, Higher Education Coordinating Commission Chairman Tim Nesbitt, UO VP for Finance and Administration Jamie Moffit and Cascade Middle School teacher Peter Bauer will be at 6 pm Monday, Aug. 11, at the UO Law School, 1515 Agate St.  

• A Community Rights Action meeting to “learn and join our growing movement” is happening from 6:30 to 8 pm Monday, Aug. 11, at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. Free. Call Ann Kneeland at 514-9720 for more information.

The ACLU of Lane County’s “Civil Conversation” series is holding a public discussion on the “Eugene Police Department’s Policy on Biased Conduct” from 5:30 to 6:45 pm Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Speakers will include Juan Carlos Valle, a former Police Commission member, and Eric Richardson, president of the NAACP of Eugene and Springfield. For more information, email

• Coming up is a global warming and jobs town hall with Treasurer Ted Wheeler, Oregon Global Warming Commission Chair Angus Duncan and others at 6 pm Tuesday, Aug. 19, at LCC’s downtown campus, Rooms 112-114. Hosted by Rep. Phil Barnhart.

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