Norman Rousseau Memorial Site at Wells Fargo

On May 26th occupiers from the Occupy Homes and Foreclosure Actions Committee will be creating a memorial site at the 99 E Broadway Wells Fargo in memory of Norman Rousseau. Norman lived in California and on May 13th, took his life two days before Wells Fargo took his home.

The Rousseau’s story is tragic and unfortunately not an isolated case.

The site is dedicated towards remembering one of many victims of the criminal foreclosure crisis, and help Oriane Rousseau ensure that “no other family has to endure what she’s been through.”

The site will be setup at 9:30am and the goal is to keep it at Wells Fargo for as long as possible. If you feel inclined, visit to pay your respects, leave some flowers, or anything else appropriate.

Calendar and location info.

Occupation Communication Education Series

Join us to increase your capacity to communicate effectively.

On Wednesday nights through June 20, from 6:30 – 8:30, with a social hour to follow, Occupy Eugene presents three communication sessions at OE V.

Each week we will cover a different aspect of how we can communicate better as individuals and as a group. Attendance at each session will be beneficial but if you can’t make them all, come when you can.

Winnemem Wintu Tribe Call For Direct Action in Defense of Sacred Ceremony

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.  CLDC is taking an active role in assisting the tribe and invites Occupy Eugene to join them.  The War Dance starts on Thursday, May 24th and will go until about the 28th.  Peacekeepers, legal observers and copwatchers are needed. In Eugene, there will be a van leaving Wednesday night and coming back Sunday night.  To reserve a seat, contact for more info regarding transportation and cost sharing.

Because this is a sacred ceremony, the tribal tradition is to feed everyone.  Feel free to bring food to donate to the tribe’s kitchen if you’d like.  They would also be grateful for any financial donations for the costs of port o pots, campgrounds, etc.  Sacred Ceremonies are traditionally drug and alcohol-free events.

Included below is a short article that one of the tribal members wrote for our local Occupy newsletter.  It includes links to the websites that will give you more details.  We will be attempting to block the McCloud river so that boats cannot pass into the ceremonial area.   Bring any canoes, rafts, kayaks, or floatables you may have (water will be cold).

Also bring camping gear, chair, mess kit, water bottle, warm and cold weather clothing.  Carpool if possible. There will not be cell service at this location.

Lauren Regan, of CLDC says, “I really hope to see you all there for what I believe will be an incredible experience and will an important step toward real solidarity amongst movements.”


more info 

OE Hosts Foreclosure Prevention Workshop

Occupy Eugene’s Foreclosures Action Committee will host a workshop by Tim Moxley, Friday, June 22, 7-9 p.m., in EWEB’s Community Room, 500 E. 4th, Eugene. This event is free and open to the public.

Many foreclosures currently underway are illegal under Oregon law. This workshop will train you to examine county records to determine whether or not a foreclosure is legal. This skill will empower you to stand up to the banks.

This press release is from the Communications Committee of Occupy Eugene that has been empowered to speak on behalf of the larger Occupy Eugene body.

View the calendar entry here, along with a link to the Facebook event invite page.

Occupy the Heart & Mind

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.

Join Occupying the Heart and Mind Facebook groupFacebook event page.

When: Sundays, 2:25 – 3:35  Where: Occupy Outpost, 7th & Pearl Eugene

OE Medical Hosts Dental Van

In collaboration with St. Vincent de Paul, OE Medical Clinic (OEMC) is hosting a free dental clinic for extractions only. Dentists from Medical Teams International (MTI) will be on hand to work on only one quadrant at a time  (upper or lower jaw, left or right side) per patient. The patient must be uninsured, have a serious dental condition that requires extraction (brown tooth, rotted tooth, infections, etc…) and must have not had recent dental work. The patient’s income must fall under the federal poverty line.

Space is limited; this is Not a drop-in clinic.

There are 2 check in times: 8:30am and 10am.

The clinic will be held at the St. Vincent de Paul’s Service Station, 456 Hwy 99, Eugene, OR 97402.

Please contact Lina for more information:  or 541- 484-3647


Sunday’s regular Medical Clinic will take place as usual, 12-5pm, Park Blocks, Eugene.

Free Medical Clinic

Tuesdays, 5pm – 6pm:  Occupy V, 1274 W. 7th, Eugene.  Dr. Knowlton.

Sundays, 12 -5 pm:  Downtown, corner of 7th & Pearl.  Dr. Knowlton, 1 – 3pm; Dr. Howison, Spanish interpreter available, 2 -4pm.

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.


¿Habla Espanol?

los Martes: de las 5 a las 6 de la tarde; El doctor Knowlton dará consulta en Eugene Toma las Calles V (1247 W. 7th Eugene).

los Domingos: de las 12:00 a las 5:00 de la tarde, en la esquina de 7 y Pearl, Eugene. Habrá un intérprete disponible durante el turno del doctor Howison, de las 2 a las 4 de la tarde.

El doctor Howison es un médico familiar certificado, cuyo enfoque particular es el desarrollo de estrategias de salud preventiva para los pacientes, los medicamentos holísticos, la nutrición, la obstetricia y la pediatría

El doctor Knowlton es médico familiar con certificación profesional, que ha estado practicando medicina en Eugene desde 1997.  Fue director médico de la clínica que brindaba atención en salud para la Nación Makah, en Neah Bay, Washington, desde 1993 hasta 1997.

Atención gratuita al público en general.  No es necesario hacer cita; se atiende en orden de llegada.  Si usted tiene alguna enfermedad, o si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor, venga a vernos.  Hagamos todo lo posible para que las condiciones en Eugene Toma las Calles sean lo más sanas y seguras que se puedan.

Por favor, vea el calendario de Eugene Toma las Calles, OE calendar, para asegurarse de que estas condiciones sigan vigentes.