Activist Alert 11-25-2015

• The Global People’s Climate March is happening around the world and the local event begins at 2 pm Saturday, Nov. 28 at the corner of 7th and Pearl, then at 2:20 will be a family-friendly march over Ferry Street Bridge or the DeFazio Footbridge to Alton Baker Park. Participants are asked to wear yellow. Organizer Mary DeMocker says that around 3 pm, “we’ll make a video for world leaders and Gov. Kate Brown of hundreds of us transitioning from a huge oil drip formation to a giant living sun.” The gathering is in anticipation of the U.N. Climate Talks in Paris during early December. Call 343-5091 to get involved. 

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1 and the Makindu Children’s Program is hosting the Proper Stroll fundraiser, a 2.5 K walk at 1:30 pm Sunday, Nov. 29, through the filbert orchards of Dorris Ranch in Springfield. Funds raised will help feed 1,200 to 1,500 orphaned and vulnerable children in Makindu on World AIDS Day and help the center there provide AIDS/HIV outreach education. $20 adults, $10 students. Register at

• A city forum to gather ideas to help improve shared, public spaces in downtown Eugene will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Wednesday, Dec. 2, on the ground floor of the LCC Downtown Campus, 101 W. 10th Ave. Participants will “work in small groups to discuss their vision for downtown shared spaces and to identify the top actions they believe could help improve those areas,” according to the city. RSVP requested by calling 682-5049 or email 

• UO doctoral candidate Jeremiah Favara will speak on “An Army of Some: Recruiting for Difference and Diversity in the U.S. Armed Forces” at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 330 Hendricks Hall on campus. Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society. Favara’s research focuses on the ways gender, sexuality, race, class and other identity markers relate to media representations and production.

• A rally in support of Syrian refugees will be from 2 to 5 pm Monday, Nov. 30, at the Lillis Business Complex, 955 E. 13th Ave. on campus. Sponsored by Global Zero and Beyond War. Find the event on Facebook.