For 75 days, in one of the longest running occupations in the US, Occupy Eugene provided a legal place to sleep, three meals daily, professional medical assistance, job skills trainings, and most importantly, a community for hundreds of homeless folks in Eugene. Simultaneously, we have explored with the city how Eugene might better serve homeless
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Occupy Eugene will be having a holiday potluck Sunday, December 25th at 2pm in the new Occupy 5 building (7th and Polk). Bring a dish if you can and a space heater if you have one! There will be a projector and we will be showing holiday movies (bring some of those too :) And
Occupy Eugene Open Assembly When: 4:00pm Where: 1274 W. 7th Ave. (7th & Polk, Occupy 5 building ) All are welcome! Come help us plan the next steps of Occupy Eugene.
Occupy Eugene is extremely saddened by the news of the death of Rick Adam Youngblood, who was involved in a fight at the Occupy Eugene site late Monday night. Life on the streets is rarely easy. The unfortunate and hidden truth about homelessness is that it can be violent and dangerous, as we saw in the microcosm of street life that sprung up at Occupy Eugene. As a society, we condone and promote this state of affairs when we push the unhoused into the shadows on the periphery of our community and limit the resources available to them. The fight which ended Rick Adam Youngblood’s life was an unsettlingly common event; of a type generally dismissed by society.
Occupy Eugene is holding a candle light vigil in memory of Rick Youngblood and other victims of street violence at 6:30p today at Free Speech Plaza. There will be a general assembly to follow at 7:00pm.
Lieutenant Kamkar has promised that he and his team will make no arrests tonight. So everyone come celebrate the solstice and farewell to camp party.
The city government and police department has closed down Washington-Jefferson park and our camping Occupy community is asked to vacate today . We are continuing to work cooperatively with the police to functionally remove tents, break down structures, and foremost, keep our park clean during this displacement. Our goal is to continue to keep this
Join us for a candlelight vigil in support of Occupy Eugene Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6pm at the Washington/Jefferson park across 6th from the OE site.
With the city of Eugene planning to shutdown our right to assemble in protest to economic injustices, the Occupy Eugene BankBusters are holding their first event in their campaign to stop illegal foreclosures in Eugene neighborhoods.