Activist Alert 1-29-2015

Slow Money South Willamette Valley and Willamette Food and Farm Coalition are hosting a launch event from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, Jan. 29, at Red Wagon Creamery, 55 W. Broadway, to celebrate the first local companies and other Oregon entrepreneurs to build their businesses through Oregon’s new Community Public Offering (CPO) crowdfunding rules. See 

• Local experts on energy and sustainability will speak on “How Green is Your Home Town?” from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, Jan. 29, at the UO School of Law, Room 184. Speakers include Babe O’Sullivan of the city of Eugene and Sibyl Geiselman and Eli Volum of EWEB. Sponsored by Many Rivers Group Sierra Club and Land, Air Water. Free and open to the public.

• UO law professor Mary Wood will speak at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Jan. 30, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette St. Her topic is “The Public Trust Doctrine: Will Courts Protect Natural Resources?” Wood is the author of Public Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age. The following week, Feb. 6, Lane County Administrator Steve Mokroshisky will speak on “Facing Lane County’s Challenges.” $5 for non-members. See 

• The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31 at Phoenix Inn Suites, 850 Franklin Blvd. to review 14 project proposals and address other business. Open to the public. More information at

• An Amazon Creek Headwaters acquisition celebration sponsored by Southeast Neighbors and Be Noble Foundation will be from 6:30 to 9 pm Saturday, Jan. 31, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. Free and open to the public but tax-deductible donations will be accepted to contribute to legal bills regarding protecting the Amazon Headwaters from development. See for more information.

• The ACLU of Oregon has released a smartphone application that allows users to take video of police encounters and quickly upload the video to the ACLU. Learn about the “Mobile Justice” app and “talk about ways to create safer and more transparent police-civilian interaction” from 5:30 to 7 pm Monday, Feb. 2, at the Eugene Public Library, Tykeson Room. Sarah Armstrong of ACLU of Oregon will facilitate. Free and open to the public. Contact

Elizabeth Kolbert, award-winning staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, will discuss her latest book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, at 7 pm Monday, Feb. 2, at LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. on the OSU campus in Corvallis. Free and open to the public.

• The League of Women Voters Springfield chapter is meeting again after an absence of five or six years. The group will meet at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Free. Bring a bag lunch. Call the League office at 343-7917 or email to get on the mailing list.

• Womenspace will hold its fifth annual “End the Silence” breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 am Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Valley River Inn. Doors open at 7 am. A panel of intimate partner violence survivors who have received Womenspace services will share their experiences. Space is limited. Call 485-8232 to RSVP. Free, but donations will be accepted.