Activist Alert

A proposed gold mine, March for Truth, Burrito Brigade and other ways to save the world

• Calico Resources USA Corp. is considering construction of a gold mine in Malheur County, and an upcoming meeting in Bend is an opportunity to voice your concerns. The meeting is on Wednesday, June 14, from 2 to 4 pm at the Department of Environmental Quality, 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110, Bend. Written comments will be accepted until 5 pm on July 3, and may be submitted by email to (please note “Grassy Mtn Comments” in subject line) or by mail to DOGAMI, Attn: Grassy Mtn Comments, 229 Broadalbin Street SW, Albany, OR 97321. See EW’s 2011 story, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”

• The third annual Gun Violence Awareness Day is Friday, June 2, the birthday of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who was killed by gunfire days after performing at President Obama’s second inauguration. Moms Demand Action, along with over 200 other organizations nationwide, is using Hadiya’s birthday as a day to raise awareness about gun violence. Wear orange clothing — the color hunters wear to not be shot by other hunters. In Eugene, the downtown LED lights will turn orange the night of June 2, and 1-3 pm June 3 there will be a family friendly Gun Violence Awareness Fair in the First United Methodist Church parking lot in downtown Eugene.

Bite of Burrito Brigade is 5:30 to 9 pm Friday, June, 2 and benefits the grassroots organization that serves nutritious vegan meals to Eugene’s hungry. The event is at Off the Waffle, 840 Willamette Street downtown. For $5, guests can taste Burrito Brigade’s “signature delicious vegan burritos, which will also be available as a bowl (gluten free).” The event coincides with Eugene’s First Friday Art Walk and includes beer or wine for purchase, live music by Chico Schwall, a silent auction, raffle and T-shirt sales. The organization says it has served more than 80,000 meals to date. Find a list of regularly needed produce and supplies at Financial donations may be made via Paypal using, or checks may be sent to Burrito Brigade at 2040 Dewey Street, Eugene, OR 97402-1261. Produce or supply donations may be left on the front porch of 2040 Dewey Street. Burrito Brigade is a 501 c3 nonprofit.

• Join Indivisible Eugene and community allies to stand up for truth, accountability and transparency in American politics at a short rally and March for Truth 1 to 3 pm Saturday, June 3, starting at the U.S. Courthouse at 405 Eighth Avenue. More than 125 cities across the country will be marching; come enjoy the debut of the 350 Eugene Street Medics Collective.

• A Eugene/Springfield Legislative Town Hall begins at 10 am Saturday June 3 at the University of Oregon’s McKenzie Hall Room 240A. Come get a legislative update from area representatives.

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