Activist Alert 2-25-2016

• The Coalition to Reduce Elementary Level Class Size is hosting an organizing meeting from 6:30 to 8 pm Thursday, Feb. 25, at Edison Elementary School, 1328 E. 22nd Ave. Oscar Loureiro, director of research and planning at 4J, and Anne Marie Levis, 4J school board member, will join the meeting for a question and answer session. Find the event on Facebook.

Save Endangered Animals Oregon, working to pass a ballot measure to ban the trafficking in the parts and products of critically endangered animals, will be holding campaign rallies in Oregon. The Eugene rally will be at 6:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 25, at the LCC main campus, Building 4. 

• “Protest Art and the Art of Protest is an event from 7 to 9 pm Friday, Feb. 26, at the UO Global Scholars Hall, Room 130 on campus. The event focuses on the history and philosophy of protest art and includes group singing, theater, games, poetry and stencil making. Find more on Facebook.

• Eugene City Council candidate Chris Wig will hold a “Coffee with Chris” informal gathering from 9 to 10:30 am Saturday, Feb. 27, at Friendly Street Cafe, 2757 Friendly Street. Supporters for the Ward 1 candidate will canvass the Friendly neighborhood after the gathering.

• A free showing of the documentary Udita (Arise) will be at 7 pm Wednesday, March 2, at the McNail-Riley House, 601 W. 13th Ave. The film tracks women garment workers in Bangladesh. Sponsored by local labor organizations. 

• A mayoral candidate forum will be at 6 pm Thursday, March 3, at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street. Sponsored by Community Alliance of Lane County and other organizations. CALC will also hold a County Commission District 4 (North Eugene) candidate forum at 6 pm March 24, and a Eugene City Council Ward 1 candidate forum at 6 pm March 31, also at First Christian Church.