Medical Clinic & Haircuts today!

Occupy Medical Clinic is hosting a free haircut day on Sunday, March 25, during regular clinic hours from noon to 4 p.m. Volunteer hairstylists will cut your hair at the Federal Building plaza on the corner of 7th and Pearl in downtown Eugene.

Ready for a radical change? Volunteer hairstylists will also be standing by to clip your ponytail to donate to Beautiful Lengths which, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, turns these donations into wigs for children struggling with cancer.

To donate your hair, please arrive with clean hair tied back in a ponytail or braid 8 inches or more in length.

Unbleached hair and hair with less than 5 percent gray will be accepted.

Free haircuts are given to all on a first come, first served basis.

Regular Medical Clinic hours:

Sundays, 12 -4 pm:  Downtown, corner of 7th & Pearl.  Dr. Knowlton, 12 -2pm; Dr. Howison, Spanish interpreter available, 2 -4pm.

Tuesdays, 5pm – 7pm:  Occupy V, 1274 W. 7th, Eugene.  Dr. Knowlton, 5 – 7pm.

Dr. Howison is a family physician with special interests in developing preventive health strategies for patients, holistic remedies, nutrition, obstetrics and pediatrics.

Dr. Knowlton is a family physician who has been practicing medicine in the Eugene area since 1997. He was the medical director of the clinic providing health care for the Makah Nation in Neah Bay, Washington from 1993 – 1997.

All are welcome, no charge. No appointments; first come, first served. If you have any medical conditions, concerns or questions, please come by. Let’s all do what we can to make our Occupy Eugene environment as healthy and safe as possible.

Please check the OE calendar to make sure the event is still valid.

Occupy Inter-Faith Eugene

Monthly meeting of people of faith seeking to engage effectively with community partners in direct action to create needed change. This group works cooperatively with WeThePeopleEugene for people-powered Democracy, Health Care for All Oregon for Single Payer Health Care, Opportunity Eugene for solutions to homelessness & Occupy Eugene. Looking for action-oriented members of Eugene/Springfield faith communities to grow our numbers and show up in solidarity with others working for big change now. All are welcome.

When: Sunday, March 25, 1 -3pm

Where: Universalist United Church, 477 East 40th Avenue, Eugene

OE Open House and Volunteer Fair

Occupy Eugene invites everyone to an Open House and Volunteer Fair at our building OEV, 1274 W 7th, on Saturday, March 24, from 2 to 4 pm. (Please park on the side streets.)

Come meet us, enjoy some refreshments, and find out what we are up to and where we are headed. We hope you will find a place to participate and help us create the kind of democracy we can all be proud of.

If you’ve been curious about what we are doing what are plans are, this is your chance to find out.

Celebration of Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s history month
Movie and Discussion: Whose Counting?
Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics
Tues. March 20th/7 pm
@Reality Kitchen/245 Van Buren

Cosponsored by the Lane branch-Industrial Workers of the World,
Occupy Eugene,, Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network,
& AFSME 3214

Cost: Free

Marilyn Waring is the foremost spokesperson for global feminist economics, and her ideas offer new approaches for political action. With persistence and wit she has succeeded in drawing attention to the fact that GDP has no negative side to its accounts–such as damage to the environment & ignores the unpaid work of women. “Why is the market economy all that counts?” Waring asks.

Occupation Education Day-long Training

Dr. Gordon Lafer, political economist and associate professor at the U of O’s Labor Education and Research Center, will lead a training session focused on strategic planning. The training will assist organizers and activists determine our movement’s goals for 2012 and how we can successfully reach those goals.

When: Sunday, March 18, 10am – 5pm

Where: OE V, 1274 W. 7th, Eugene

Contact person: Mary B.

Occupy Free Expression Encore! OE Open Mic Poetry Reading

Hosted by Lotus and Art Bollman of the Occupy Eugene Zinn/Chomsky library! Please let Jennifer Frenzer-Knowlton know if you would like to sign up to read/recite poetry or perform spoken word. Original Works Encouraged! Please donate Works of Art toward the Benefit SalesTable!

Event contact: Jennifer Frenzer-Knowlton,

Where: Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette, Eugene

When: Sunday, March 18, 4 – 6 pm.

Equinox of the Heart and Mind

In the final moments of our last gathering at the Washington/Jefferson Occupation a single acorn fell into the center of our silent meditation/prayer circle. As the Equinox approaches, along with the 25th gathering of Occupying the Heart and Mind, the call has come to plant this seed, a symbol of our vitality and future strength from the trees that once formed the basis of a gift economy within our bio-region.

Regardless of our names and affiliations, those of us who have come together to create a transformation of global consciousness will only continue to dig our roots deeper as we reach toward the light, nurtured by the love and support each of holds in our hearts and minds.

Please come join us in celebration on Saturday March 17th from 2:00-4:00 at the Occupy Headquarters (7th and Polk). We are putting out the call for 25 members of our community to hold the circle on this special day. After an hour of silent meditation/prayer, there will be a sharing circle, followed by a brief planting ceremony. Everyone is invited to bring a handful of sacred earth and/or holy water, as an offering to the earth that sustains us. You may also choose to bring something for the altar. Don’t forget to DRESS WARM* and RSVP, if possible.

2:00-2:15pm Gather and set up alter

2:15-3:30 Silent Meditation/Prayer Circle

3:30-4:00 Sharing Circle and Planting Ceremony

(A bell will be rung at 15 minute intervals signifying an opportunity to enter or exit the space without disturbing others)

*the space may not be heated.

Indubious Concert

Indubious headlines, with local bands Swagsensi & The Tip from Eugene playing in addition to 3 speakers: OE’s own Alley Valkyrie, Charity Madison from Fields Of Food, Rick Staggenberg from Soldiers Of Peace.
I will be tableing for OE, we have permission to sell items for fundraising. We need donations of items & printing of t-shirts if at all possible to avoid having to ask finance to fund that cost up front.

When: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 8 – 11pm

Where: WOW Hall, 291 West 8th, Eugene, OR 97401

Contact person: Moon,  541.556.1322,

Charles Eisenstein “Sacred Economics” Lecture

Join Charles Eisenstein, author of “Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition” for an evening conversation this Saturday, March 10th, 7pm at Columbia Hall rm 150, University of Oregon. Charles Eisenstein has written several articles addressing some of the core issues of the Occupy movement including “No Demand Is Big Enough” which was a direct response to calls early on from Occupy critics for the movement to clearly state “what our demands are.”

Discover a powerful, mind-opening account of history, social analysis, solutions and new possibilities for the future of money, economics and the quality of our lives and our future. Learn how we can all benefit in this vision and contribute to it. Explore a new economic world filled with:

  • gifting, sharing, and generosity
  • local money and resilient communities
  • a commons that’s thriving and expanding
  • negative interest that generates greater, truer wealth
  • liberated human passion, caring, and contributions
  • societies freed of concentrated, corrupted power
  • economics that into account nature and people

Discover economics as if people and nature really mattered….enlightened economics that knows we are all connected…

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