Activist Alert

• Retired U.S. Air Force Major Margaret Witt, equal rights advocate and decorated veteran, will discuss her history-making legal challenge of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and her ongoing equal-rights advocacy 6 pm Thursday, April 5, in Lane Community College’s Center for Meeting and Learning, Building 19 on the main campus. During her career in the Air Force, Witt logged nearly 2,000 hours as a flight nurse before she was suspended in 2004 and faced dismissal under “don’t ask, don’t tell.” She legally challenged the discharge and made history in 2010 when the courts ruled the dismissal violated her constitutional rights and ordered her reinstatement. Her legal fight helped lead to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010.

Share Fair: A Really Free Market! On March 27 from 2 pm to 6 pm, The Neighborhood Anarchist will be hosting another Share Fair at First Christian Church! The fair will provide free goods and services from local businesses, organizations and individual donations to unhoused and vulnerable members of the community. Along with these resources, there will be food, live music and a chance to meet other members of the community — and it’s all free! We are also still accepting donations and volunteers. If you and your organization, business or friends would like to donate resources/services or volunteer, please contact (First Christian Church neither endorses nor sponsors the activities of this group.)

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