Activist Alert 3-10-2016

• The NAACP of Lane County’s “Community Conversations: Building Unity in our Community” series of public meetings on race, privilege and equity continues from 5:30 to 8 pm Thursday, March 10, at the EWEB Community Room, North Building, 500 E. 4th Ave. The meeting begins with a light dinner at 5:30. Additional meetings in the series will be at the same time and place on the second Thursday of each month through May. Reservations are requested through or the Facebook page. Call 682-5619.

A special evening City Club of Eugene meeting on the outcome of the 2016 Oregon Legislature short session will be from 7 to 8:30 pm Friday, March 11, at 145 Straub Hall on the UO campus. Speakers will include Reps. Lee Beyer and Nancy Nathanson. Free and open to the public. Find links to directions and parking at CANCELED DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT.

• A public forum on “The Federal Budget: Crisis and Opportunity: Congress’s 10-Year Plan to Impoverish Working People” will be from 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, March 12, at the First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street. The purpose of the event is “to develop a statewide progressive coalition of peace and justice activists to take on Congress and change federal budget priorities so that the Pentagon budget is cut, the rich and corporations will pay their fair share of taxes and services that working families depend on will be protected,” organizers say. The event is free and lunch will be provided. RSVP required. Call CALC at 485-1755 or visit

Friends of Trees will be planting nearly 100 trees downtown and around town in partnership with Lane Transit District. The plantings will be March 12 and March 19. Volunteers are needed. Call 632-3683 or visit to get on the “Treemail” email list.

• The Lane County Parks Advisory Committee public hearing on the draft Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for County Parks projects from 2017 to 2021 will be at 6 pm Monday, March 14, at Lane County Public Works Goodpasture Conference Room, 3050 N. Delta Hwy. More information available at Search for Parks under the Departments menu.