Activist Alert

March for Our Lives, Eugene Darkroom and Playwrights Say #NeverAgain

Eugene Darkroom Group (see EW “Playing in the Dark” 6/1/2017) has found a home at Maude Kerns Art Center. For every pint purchased at Ninkasi on Thursday, March 15, the brewery will kick in $1 to the group’s fundraising efforts for the new community space. For more information, email EDG at Eugene Darkroom Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit revitalizing film photography through community partnerships and learning opportunities in the Lane County area.

• City Club of Eugene presents, “Lessons from the 2017 California & Oregon Wildfires” noon Friday March 16 at the UO Academic Extension at Baker Center, 975 High Street. Cost is $5 for non-members; City Club members free. Speakers are: Tracy Beck, supervisor of the Willamette National Forest; Randy Green, retired fire management officer U.S. Forest Service; and Craig Patterson, a resident of McKenzie Bridge. Panelists “will discuss the trends in firefighting and changing attitudes about fire suppression.”

• In conjunction with the National School Walkout and the March for our Lives, Playwrights Say #NeverAgain is 7:30 pm, Tuesday, March 20, at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway. Twenty contemporary playwrights from across the country came together to create a collection of one-to-five minute plays, each one responding to a different school shooting in the U.S. Organizers say, “These artists stand in solidarity with students, parents, teachers and our communities — to memorialize the victims, to honor the survivors and their loved ones and to say NO MORE.” Moms Demand Action curated the handful of plays to be performed. General seating by suggested donation to Moms Demand Action/Everytown for Gun Safety. Due to mature content, this performance is recommended for audiences age 14 years and up.

March for Our Lives gathers 11 am Saturday, March 24, at the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse. The march itself starts at noon. According to the March for Our Lives – Eugene Facebook page, “The movement, created by local high school students, will take to the streets to demand that we end the epidemic of mass shootings in our schools.”

Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture, the quarterly magazine of the nonprofit Fellowship for Intentional Community, whose editorial office is located at Lost Valley Education and Events Center in Dexter, has a new issue focused on “Class, Race, and Privilege.” For the first time, the digital edition is available for free (or by-donation) download. Editor Chris Roth says, “We are hoping to spread this content as widely as possible while we experiment with a “gift economy” approach.

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