Activist Alert 1-8-2015

• The Eugene Police Commission will meet at 5:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 8, at EPD Headquarters, 300 Country Club Road, Kilcullen Community Room. On the agenda is a closed circuit television proposal.

Church Women United of Lane County will focus on “Activism for Christians” at its January forum from 9 to 11:15 am Friday, Jan. 9, at Church of the Bretheren, 1027 Main St. in Springfield. Speakers will include the Rev. Melanie Oomen of the First Congregational Church. The meeting begins with fellowship and a continental breakfast with the speaker at 10 am, followed by discussion. See for more information.

City Club of Eugene will hear about “Honoring the Resiliency of American Indian Nations” at noon Friday, Jan. 9, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette. Speaker is anthropologist Jason Younker, Ph.D., of the UO. The following week, Jan. 16, will feature Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek. $5 for non-members. See

Jennifer Freyd, professor of psychology at the UO, will speak Saturday, Jan. 10, during the meeting of the American Association of University Women. In the last two decades, Freyd has researched and written extensively on sexual abuse and memory. Her talk about issues of sexual assault will be at 10:30 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 777 Coburg Road. The AAUW meeting will being at 9:30 am and is free and open to the public. Call 344-4572 for more information.

•  A memorial service for Mark W. Lewis will be at 10 am Saturday, Jan. 10, at South Eugene High School Auditorium. Open to the public. A memorial is also being planned at Faerie Con in February (check Facebook notifications) and there may be another held in California in the spring. The Emmy Award-winning storyteller and UO instructor died unexpectedly Dec. 7.