The March 21 training, “Planning, Accountability and Using Work Plans” with Marion Malcolm, Jean Stacy was delayed on this past Wednesday due to weather. We will be moving the training to March 28th and try to fit in the computer training with Jamil Jonna on the same day or in the following weeks.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Invitation to Walk with Trayvon Martin
Occupy Eugene in collaboration with the ACLU, Civil Liberties Defense Center, NAACP, Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network and CALC (the Community Alliance of Lane County), invites the public to a Walk with Trayvon on Monday, April 2, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Campbell Center, 2nd and High streets.
After gathering at the Campbell Center, the group will walk to the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza for a vigil and rally featuring Mayor Piercy.
Organizers have chosen to start the march in the area of Eugene that was home to Eugene’s first black neighborhood. The community was demolished in 1949.
Fergus Mclean of OE says, “Walking the streets of Sanford, Florida cost Trayvon Martin his life. This is not the America we want to live in. America, Wake Up!”
Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African-American who was shot and killed by a 28-year-old Neighborhood Watch volunteer who claimed Martin looked suspicious. The shooter, George Zimmerman, has yet to be charged with any crime, and the incident has sparked national outrage touching issues of racism and politics, particularly with the “Stand Your Ground” law, which critics call the “shoot first” law.
Everyone is encouraged to wear a hoody and to come Walk with Trayvon.
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.
Also available in : Spanish
Register Guard has a piece on Occupy Eugene Medical tent and the free haircuts given this past Sunday.
The Friday March 23rd General Assembly consented to this statement, “Occupy Eugene stands with the family of Trayvon Martin and demands justice for his killing.”
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Silent meditation/prayer circle open to everyone to bring their practice to share. We will gather and set-up 15 minutes before the start time. A bell will be rung at 15 minute intervals to signify an opportunity to enter or exit the space without disturbing others. Please bring your chair/cushion/floor mat and warm clothing and join us as we cultivate the loving kindness we all so desperately need. Please invite all whom you feel would both benefit and contribute to this event.
To join Occupying the Heart and Mind facebook group:
event contact: Yoan
When: Fridays, 11:45 – 1 pm & Saturdays, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Where: OE V, 1274 W. 7th, Eugene
The Occupy Eugene Foreclosure Action Committee created this petition to call on the Oregon Governor and Attorney General to put an immediate moratorium on foreclosures in Oregon.
Please sign, it only takes a moment.
City and County governments rely heavily on local Boards and Commissions for direction and public input. These boards and commissions are comprised of people like us, who volunteer their time. People who serve on them not only get to ask questions that will be answered, they also get to have a voice in policy decisions. It’s very powerful, individual direct action. Please consider getting involved in these advisory functions. Your participation is valuable!
There are currently several openings for both Lane County and the City of Eugene. Positions are filled by appointment; they do require ongoing commitment and participation. The application process is simple and easy. Go the the websites noted.
There is a current opening on the County Action Advisory Committee, which “Advises the Lane County Human Services Commission on budget planning, allocations and policy issues for state and federal anti-poverty programs, including housing and homeless programs; participates in program activities, project review, selection, and is involved in monitoring the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.”
Check the Lane County website regularly for more openings as they become available.
City of Eugene:
There are several current openings on Eugene’s Boards and Commissions. Any resident of Eugene may apply. The application process is open until March 30.
There are openings for the following positions:
• Budget Committee 3 vacancies
• Civilian Review Board 3 vacancies
• Human Rights Commission 3 vacancies
• Planning Commission 1 vacancy
• Police Commission 4 vacancies
• Sustainability Commission 5 vacancies
• Toxics Board 2 vacancies 1 advocacy, 1 industry
• Lane Regional Air Protection Agency 1 vacancy
• Library Board 2 vacancies 1 at-large, 1 youth
• Neighborhood Matching Grant Dept. Advisory Committee 1 vacancy
• Whilamut Citizen Planning Committee 6 vacancies
For more information, or to apply, go to:
The City of Springfield also has volunteer positions for residents of Springfield on boards and commissions. Their website does not note whether there are current openings. Contact the City Manager’s Office to inquire. 541-726-3700, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.