Paint a Picket at Outpost A on Labor Day


Contact: Lee Deveau deveaulee[at]yahoo[dot], @OccupyEugene

Occupy Eugene activists to paint fence at Outpost A, 1191 Lawrence Street

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. Since late July, activists have occupied the yard with the owner’s permission. The house has been empty for two years and is in foreclosure.

The purpose of the event, Paint a Picket, is to educate the public about bank foreclosures—many of which are fraudulent—and their devastating impact on neighborhoods. Just over the last four years, 2008 through 2011, 7,437 foreclosures were filed in Lane County Courthouse.

Activists also hope to show area residents that Occupy Eugene is working for the benefit of Eugene’s neighborhoods. OE invites our neighbors to visit us at 1191 Lawrence, to talk with activists and volunteers and to see and hear about the work we are doing. Spokespersons for Occupy Eugene will be available for interviews with the press at 12:30 p.m. on Labor Day.

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.


Occupying the Heart and 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.

August 5, 2012 @ 2:25 pm – 3:35 pm

Old Federal Building Courtyard
E 7th Ave & Pearl St
Eugene,OR 97401

Roundtable Discussion About Oregon’s New Foreclosure Law


Occupy Housing-Foreclosure Action Committee (OH-FAC) will offer a roundtable discussion about a new Oregon foreclosure law, Senate Bill 1552, at EWEB’s Community Room, 500 E. 4th Avenue, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 30. OH-FAC supports housing as a human right and works with homeowners facing foreclosure

Under SB 1552—which created new provisions and amends ORS 86.705, 86.735, 86.740, 86.742, and 86.755—troubled Oregon homeowners now have the right to a mediation session with their bank, in which the bank must deal with them in an honest and transparent manner. The roundtable will discuss the actions homeowners must take to benefit from the protections offered under this law.

Chip Coker of Mediation Service and John Hoops, a broker for Windermere Realty, will join a homeowner dealing with foreclosure to talk about the opportunities and challenges offered by SB 1552, which is being called one of the best foreclosure laws in the country.

OH-FAC invites area homeowners to join us to learn how to make mediation work—whether or not mortgage payments are current—and to learn more about the rapidly changing legal status of the foreclosure crisis and how it may affect individuals, families, our local government, and the economy.

contact: Fergus Mclean
(541) 937-3034



Mark Lakeman Presentation for Opportunity Village Eugene

Mark Lakeman, co-founder of The City Repair Project and the Village Building Convergence, will be presenting on behalf of Opportunity Village Eugene’s (OVE) efforts to establish an alternative housing village for the growing houseless and homeless population here in Eugene. The City Repair Project is a non-profit organization that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live.

When: August 14 from 7-9pm
What: Presentation at 7. Breakout Session at 8:30.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 13th Ave., Eugene OR

Contact: or go to

Occupy the Eugene Celebration Parade: A Roof for All


Haven’t you always wanted to be in a parade?  Want to be an evil bankster?  A police officer?  A tent monster?

This year’s parade theme is “Raise the Roof’.”  Occupy’s spin is a “A Roof For All,” in support of housing as a human right.  Super special skit.  Details at PARADE PREP PARTY, Thursday at 4:30 at OE V, at 7th and Polk.  Or come the morning of the parade and we’ll catch you up.  This will be fun and G rated. Come have fun with friends, even those friends you have not met yet.

STILL NEEDED ITEMS:  We still need tents, broken ones preferred, as once a tent monster always a tent monster, rendering it useless as a tent.
We are also looking for as many Occupy bandannas as possible.  There are hundreds out there.  Bring them with you!

PARADE DETAILS:  Saturday morning, August 25, 2012.   ENTRY 33.

STAGING AREA: Amazon Parkway, near 24th. Area will be closed to cars at 8:30 a.m. If you need to park close by, arrive early.

TIME: Gather between 8:30 and 9:30. Parade starts at 10:00. It will give us a chance to practice our skit and bring any newcomers up to speed. Let’s make a party of it with potluck food, coffee, and laughter.