Activist Alert

Know Your Rights Training and environmental law conference

•The GTFF (Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation) is hosting a Know Your Rights Training for activists and international students, presented by the Civil Liberties Defense Center 5 pm Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 609 E. 13th Street. This event is open to the public and free.

The Coalition for High-Quality and Affordable Education with Fair Labor Practices (made of different unions and student organization at the University of Oregon) will be having a Rally Against the Tuition Raise noon Thursday, March 2, at the Ford Alumni Center. UO President Michael Schill is recommending a 10.6 percent tuition increase for in-state students and the GTFF says, “We believe this undermines access to affordable education for people in Oregon. Come and speak against the tuition raise!”

• The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is March 2-6 at the UO Law School. See stories this issue and go to to download a brochure of the conference.

• The Eugene-Springfield Nonviolent Communication (NVC) coordinating committee is hosting a workshop entitled “Living Our Authentic Self.” Organizers say the three-day intermediate level NVC workshop will be led by Robert Gonzales. Gonzales holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has been conducting NVC training since 1986. The workshop is March 3-5 at the Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street in Eugene. For more information or to register, email:, or call Steve Goldman at 541-686-3056.

• The 2017 Sustainability Town Hall will be held in Corvallis 7 pm Thursday, March 9, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the Oregon State University campus. Registration closes March 5 at, and organizers say, “This event typically draws a standing-room-only crowd.” Participants will be seated at 40 tables of eight for an interactive town hall program in three parts, each with a presentation from the main stage followed by discussion and activity at the tables. Opening remarks on “Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Groundwork for a Sustainable Community” will be by Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians who earned her Ph.D. from OSU in Environmental Sciences.