Activist Alert 4-2-2015

• The Cottage Grove Blackberry Pie Society will host a community conversation with Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky at 7 pm Thursday, April 2, at Hard Knocks Brewing, 1024 E. Main St. in Cottage Grove as part of the Blackberry Pie Speakers Series. Mokrohisky, who has been the county administrator since May 2014, will address local and county issues and answer questions from the audience. Call Leslie Rubenstein at 521-2887 or email 

Kai Huschke, organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, will speak at 6:30 pm Thursday, April 2, at the Siuslaw Public Library in Florence; at 6 pm Friday, April 3, at the LCC Downtown Center Room 108 in Eugene; and at 6 pm Saturday, April 4, at the Springfield Public Library. Free, but donations accepted. Call 255-0272 for more information. 

• Encircle Films will screen The Homestretch documentary with speakers and audience discussion at 6 pm Thursday, April 2, at Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave. “We’re looking for community organizations and civic-minded people to come take part in educating and informing audience about what’s going on locally” with homeless teens, says organizer Vicki Anderson. Call 543-0223 or email

• The Communities of Color Network will meet at 5:30 pm Friday, April 3, at the Lane Native American Longhouse (Building 31) on the LCC main campus. Call 463-5307 or email

McKenzie Memories, an annual fundraiser for the McKenzie River Trust, will be at 6 pm Friday, April 3, at Cozmic, 199 W. 8th Ave., and is expected to sell out for the fourth year in a row. Speakers will include Oregon author William Sullivan and Jim Goodpasture. Tickets in advance are $10 and available online at 

• Lane Community College’s Native American Student Association invites the public to its annual powwow on Saturday, April 4, in the gymnasium, Building 5. Grand entries at 1 pm and 7 pm. Organizers say the event has increased the number of Native American students attending Lane. All drums and dancers are welcome. No alcohol or drugs are permitted. Free event, for more information go to

• The Planned Parenthood Day of Action is Monday, April 6, in Salem, and a Eugene contingent is planning to join others from around the state. Contact to get involved.

LTD’s annual route review will go to public hearing at 5:30 pm Monday, April 6, at the Eugene Public Library downtown. Email comments to or call 682-6100.

• A community forum on “Policing the Police: Your Right to Record Law Enforcement” will be from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, April 7, at the UO Law School Room 110, 1515 Agate St., and it’s sponsored by the Civil Liberties Defense Center. The EPD is in the process of drafting a new policy regarding the right of the public to record police interactions, organizers say. “This forum will discuss your constitutional rights to record police, why this right and responsibility is important to ensure police accountability, and how to record legally and safely.”   

Katie Singer, author of An Electronic Silent Spring, will speak at 10 am Thursday, April 9, at the LCC Main Campus Longhouse, Building 31. Singer is a medical journalist who will report on the Telecommunications Act and legal developments, impacts of radiation on human health and wildlife, and erosion of community rights regarding electromagnetic emissions. Call 463-5140 for more information.

Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer will speak at a 6:30 pm dinner event Thursday, April 9, at Valley River Inn. Tickets at $100 are available at or call 342-4166. Tickets to the private reception have been sold out. Brewer is in Oregon in support of Republican candidates, including whoever might run against Gov. Kate Brown in 2016.