Activist Alert 6-2-2016

 • Reality Kitchen, a nonprofit bakery that employs young adults with learning disabilities, is holding its inaugural “Dough Raiser” 3 pm Sunday, June 5, at Rye restaurant, 444 E. 3rd Ave. Reality Kitchen founder Jim Evangelista says the fundraiser will include a raffle and live music, as well as free hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. For more info, call 541-337-1323 or email

• Representative Lew Frederick and the Director of Civil Rights for the Oregon Department of Justice, Erious Johnson, will join Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns and Eugene attorney Marianne Dugan for a panel on Police Accountability and Force, which will include a discussion of proposals for the 2017 Legislature. The event is 7 pm Wednesday, June 8 at the EWEB Community Meeting room at 500 E. 4th Avenue. Eugene NAACP president Eric Richardson will moderate. Presented by Eugene NAACP and We the People-Eugene, with the support of Oregon Humanities. For more information call (541) 937-3034.

• The Lane County Parks Division is seeking public input on the Buford Park draft Habitat Management Plan until June 30. According to Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, “more than 1,000 acres would benefit from habitat management.” The group says that “to guide and prioritize future restoration, we have long supported the development of a park-wide habitat management plan.” Find more info at or on the Lane County website. 

• To amplify youth voices and creativity, 350 Eugene will host two-week long Climate Art day camps for 7-12 graders beginning June 20. South Eugene high graduate and former student body president Phacelia Cramer and other local youth leaders will work with writer-artivist Mary DeMocker at a 10-acre private home to make art, music and videos for the planet and grow leadership skills. Campers will work with youth activists from Oregon and, on one afternoon, 22 youth activists from Europe. The camps are free/by donation to include kids passionate about climate justice and the arts, regardless of ability to pay. For more info, contact or register at