Milad Vosgueritchan

Activist Alert

Health Care for All Oregon meets 7 pm, Sept. 3, (6:30 pm for “newbies”) at the First United Methodist Church of Eugene, 1376 Olive Street. The meeting will include a welcome and overview, updates and a slide show on the “Koch Brothers Fiasco Study” by Holden Mercurio.

• Milad Vosgueritchan (Vos-ga-REE-Chian) is a Palestinian educator and activist who cofounded House of Hope, a trauma-informed kindergarten and elementary school on the West Bank for children caught in the cross-hairs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He will give two public talks in Eugene: “House of Hope: A Future for Palestine,” at 7 pm Sept. 5, at the Trauma Healing Project, 11th and Charnelton, and “Love and Power: A Palestinian Reflects on Martin Luther King,” 7 pm Sept. 6, First Christian Church, 12th and Oak.

RAIN Eugene (Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network) holds its next open mentor hours from 9 am-1 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 942 Olive Street. “If you have an idea and are not sure where to go next, show up and take advantage of some free consulting,” RAIN says. Find RAIN’s events on Facebook via

• The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG) is bringing together Eugene area donors, grantee organizations and activists to “come together and celebrate our resiliency and accomplishments” 3-5 pm, Sunday Sept. 9 at the Campbell Community Center, 155 High Street. The event is potluck, but local businesses will provide sides and desserts. There will be a  “short program and interactive displays and updates about organizing opportunities for the fall.” Go to to reserve a spot.

Oregon Horse Rescue hosts a fundraising dinner 5 pm Sept. 9, at the Springfield Eagles Lodge No. 3597, 1978 Main Street in Springfield “Enjoy horse talk while feasting on chicken alfredo, salad, bread and apple pie for dessert — all for only $7!” OHR says.

BRING’s 10th Annual Home and Garden Tour, co-hosted by city of Eugene and EWEB, is 10 am to 4 pm Sunday, Sept. 9. The self-guided tour will feature nine sustainable sites throughout Eugene, including homes, gardens and community spaces. There is an afterparty 3 pm to 6 pm at Hummingbird Wholesale’s brand new Mahonia Building at 150 Shelton McMurphey Boulevard. Advance tickets are $10, day-of tickets are $14. Children age 16 and younger are free with a paid adult. More info at

• 2013 National Medal of Science recipient and University of Oregon professor of chemistry, Geraldine Richmond speaks on “Advocating for Women in Science” at the League of Women Voters Lane County Fall Luncheon noon, Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way. Pre-registration required by noon Monday, Sept. 10. Call 541-343-7917 or email to make a reservation. A buffet luncheon is available for $17 paid at the door. Beverage-only $5. Doors open 11 am.