Activist Alert 7-30-2015

• A panel discussion on “Interfaith Perspectives: The Weight of the Encyclical’s Call” at 7 pm Thursday, July 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13th and Chambers. Sponsored by Interfaith Prayer Services International of Eugene. Panelists include Rabbi Jonathan Seidel (moderator), Rabbi Ruhi Sophia, Mel Bankoff and Father Thomas Yurchak. Free.

Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemorations begin this week and continue next week. Local peace groups are presenting a Kamishibai (paper story) video, remembering the atomic bomb victims, as part of the Last Friday Art Walk, from 6 to 9 pm Friday, July 31, at CALC, 458 Blair Blvd. The video was created by students of Sakurababa Junior High School in Nagasaki. At 6:30 pm until dusk Thursday, Aug. 6, near the Alton Baker duck pond will be an annual gathering calling for action “to help ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again.” See details next week or call CALC at 485-1755.

• A “Save the Bees” gathering and picnic is planned for noon to 3 pm Sunday, Aug. 2, at Washington Park in Eugene. Activities include free honey tasting, pollinator plant sale and talks about preserving our pollinators. See or call 914-2225.

350 Eugene is holding a community gathering from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, Aug. 1, at the new Sam Bond’s Brewing Company, 540 E 8th Ave. All funds raised at this event will support the new Student Intern Program, Climate '”Artivism,” and 350 Eugene’s LNG and carbon-pricing campaigns. Local climate leaders will share the latest climate news, introduce new campaigns, and discuss ways to engage the community at the local, state and national levels. Mayor Kitty Piercy is the evening’s keynote speaker. Other speakers include Dan Galpern, City Councilor Alan Zelenka and Mary DeMocker. The event is free but donations are welcome.

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