Activist Alert 11-5-2015

• The documentary Exposed: USDA’s Secret War on Wildlife will be shown at 6 pm Thursday, Nov. 5, at Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave., along with The Imperiled American Wolf. A discussion will follow with cinematographer Paul Garrett and Brooks Fahy of Predator Defense. See 

• Ann Kneeland of Support Local Food Rights and Eron King of Freedom from Aerial Herbicides will speak on ballot initiatives from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Healing Matrix, 632 E. Main Street in Cottage Grove. Sponsored by the Cottage Grove Blackberry Pie Society and Sustainable Cottage Grove. Free. Call 521-2887 or email 

• The Springfield-Eugene Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) will be showing the film Vocabulary of Change: Angela Davis and Tim Wise in Conversation from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard. Co-sponsored by the Community Alliance of Lane County and the Eugene Human Rights Commission. Call 485-1755 or email

• Our local food economy is the topic at City Club of Eugene at noon Friday, Nov. 6, at the Downtown Athletic Club, 999 Willamette Street. Speakers include Lynne Fessenden of the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, Jack Gray of Winter Green Organic Farm and Charlie Tilt of Hummingbird Wholesale. $5 for non-members. The following week, Nov. 13, City Club will meet at the Serbu Youth Campus across from Autzen Stadium to talk about the facility and take a tour. 

Zero-emission buses and other transportation issues are the topic of a local Sierra Club community forum at 7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the UO Law School, Room 110. Community members recently delivered more than 1,000 postcard signatures to Lane Transit District in support of LTD investing in zero emission buses. LTD is planning to launch its first five zero-emission electric buses in 2016.

• The city of Springfield is currently seeking applications to serve on the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm Friday, Nov. 13. The city will fill seven to 13 positions on the committee. See the city’s website or call 726-4585.

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