Activist Alert

• The City Club of Eugene and League of Women Voters of Lane County are hosting candidate forums in advance of the Nov. 6 election, “intended to give voters the opportunity to meet and hear directly from the candidates to help them cast an informed ballot.” The forums will be at the Baker Center, 975 High Street. They are: Marty Wilde and Mark Herbert, State House District 11, Sept. 28; Julie Fahey and Rich Cunningham, State House District 14, Oct. 5; and Peter DeFazio, Art Robinson and Michael Bielstein, U.S. Congress, District 4, Oct. 19. The congressional debate is also sponsored by the AARP and all forums begin at noon. The forums are open to the public and free for City Club members. Nonmembers pay $5 to attend the program. Lunch is $15 for members, $17 for nonmembers. Coffee and cookie only are $5 for members, $7 for non-members.


Under the Bridge: Criminalization of Homelessness

Under the Bridge: Criminalization of Homelessness is a documentary about a homeless camp in Indianapolis swept away by the city to make room for luxury condos, leaving its organized community of residents nowhere to go. The film will be shown by the Eugene Human Rights Commission Homelessness Work Group at 6:30 pm, Friday Sept. 14 at the Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Road and at noon Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Campbell Center, 155 High Street. Showings are followed by discussion. Free event open to all.

What if Nature had Rights? A panel discussion is 6 pm Thursday, Sept 20, at the Many Nations Longhouse, at the University of Oregon,1630 Columbia Street. Panelists include Cameron LaFollette, independent researcher and author; Craig Kauffman, associate professor of political science and environmental studies; and Chris Maser: ecologist, author, international lecturer and consultant.

• Rotary District 5110 is seeking team members for its 2019 Group Study Exchange program. This vocational and cultural exchange is for young professionals between 23 and 40 who will spend three weeks in Israel in May 2019. Through vocational visits, cultural experiences, fellowship and Rotary involvement, team members will develop personal and professional skills that they can then implement in their work environment. Cost of the program is $700. Current Rotary membership not required. For further info, contact Rae LaMarche at Application deadline is Sept. 30.