Former Green Presidential Candidate Comes To UO

Former presidential candidate Jill Stein will visit Eugene to talk about a new campaign she is helping create. The “Global Climate Convergence” campaign will kick off this spring from Earth Day until May Day.  Stein, who is a medical doctor, will speak at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference held at the UO on both Friday and Sunday.  Continue reading 

UO Student Government Resolution Condemns Lierre Keith

On Feb. 12, the Associated Students of the University of Oregon voted in favor of a resolution “condemning the discriminatory views and practices of Lierre Keith and Deep Green Resistance.”  The issue was brought forth because people in the LGBTQ community and allies felt unsafe having Keith come to campus to speak at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference due to her alleged transphobic views, according to the authors of the resolution.  Continue reading 

Sexy Stories For Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) will provide a twist to the normal Valentine’s Day festivities with its third annual “It’s Not Me, It’s You: Stories From the Dark Side of Dating” event on Friday, Feb. 7. Jennifer Sparklebritches, a local stand-up comedian, will be hosting the event for the first time with a lineup of other stand-up comedians, writers and more who will be talking about their nightmarish dating experiences. Continue reading 

Animal Activist, Eco-Saboteur Goes On The Road

Rod Coronado believes that the best thing he’s ever accomplished for animal rights was when he played an instrumental role in sinking two Icelandic whaling ships through Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which uses direct action to protect marine habitat and wildlife. Now, the animal rights activist and ex-convict is going on his “Hungry like the Wolf 2014” tour and will be making a stop here in Eugene on Feb. 2.  Continue reading 

Cultural Bias In The Courtroom

Cultural background can affect legal decisions in the courtroom. Alison Dundes Renteln, a professor of political science and anthropology at the University of Southern California will be speaking on minority rights and cultural bias in the courtroom in her talk “The Right to Culture as a Human Right: Religious Liberty, Gender Violence and the Cultural Defense,” at the UO Jan. 29.  Continue reading