On Saturday, November 17, Occupy Eugene activist Gwendolyn Iris climbed a $70,000 chain link fence that bars access to Eugene’s old City Hall near 8th and High and chained herself to it in protest of the City’s lack of action for the unhoused.
A day of action in the defense of the unhoused!
Starting at 12 Noon at Free Speech Plaza.
Come help raise awareness around the issue of homelessness in Lane County. We are headed into another winter and once more the unhoused community faces the elements with no option of a safe place to sleep.
There will be a rally, march, poetry, street theatre, free food and free medical care, as well as direct action to raise community awareness.
On Labor Day, Monday, September 3, volunteers from Occupy Eugene will paint a picket fence in the front yard of Outpost A at 1191 Lawrence Street.
The purpose of the event is to educate the public about bank foreclosures—many of which are fraudulent—and their devastating impact on neighborhoods.
OE invites the community to visit us at 1191 Lawrence, to talk with activists and volunteers and to see and hear about the work we are doing.
This document explains the current process communications committee has for promoting events/actions.
What has the past year of activism in OE meant to you? Send us a brief statement at http://occupyeugenemedia.org/newsletter/submissions/ for our September/October issue, which will celebrate the one-year anniversaries of both OWS and OE.
Federal Government Denies Occupy Eugene Right to Protest: Gravely Curtails First Amendment Rights for All
EUGENE, OR: The U.S. General Services Administration Regional Director issued a letter of denial in response to a permit application submitted by Occupy Eugene members seeking to continue their public protest at the corner of 7th and Pearl Streets in Eugene, Oregon. Occupy Eugene members have stated they will continue their protest without a permit and will risk arrest to challenge the restriction upon their First Amendment Rights.
Occupy Eugene hosts a free Medical Clinic and now a dental hygienist too every Sunday. This service is available to all.
Tuesday clinic is no longer available.
The Spanish and English June issues of The Eugene Occupier are now out. You can read them here: Vol. 1, No. 4, June 2012 Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4 – Boletin Junio de 2012 Paper copies are available at OEV and Growers Market. If you would like some issues to distribute, let us know. Note:
Check out the caravan happening to the national gathering! http://occupycaravan.webs.com/
The Winnemam Wintu have called for people to join them in solidarity as they engage in direct action against the Forest Service on the McCloud River near Mt. Shasta, CA. At risk is their traditional Coming of Age Cermony; CLDC is taking an active role in assisting the tribe and invites Occupy Eugene to join them.