Learn the Ropes: Safety and Security Training for Activists

A 4 hour intensive training from the Civil Liberties Defense Center, to impart knowledge and skills that will increase the security of individuals and political activist groups- a must for everyone fighting for a better world in these times. Learn about asserting your rights, the state repression our movement is facing and how to effectively combat it, as well as digital security for activists and best practices for private communications. It’s time to take yourselves seriously… don’t be organizing without these tools in your toolbelt!

Training line-up includes:
– Know Your Rights 201: The usual KYR, but expanded to include training on security culture, preparing for and combating state repression (Grand Juries, surveillance, SLAPP suits, RICO) and how to respond/what to do to protect yourself!
– How to copwatch and legal observe
– Digital Security for Activists

Come to this training and bring your friends! Let’s support each other in taking more risks and organizing in a safer, more effective way!

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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.

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 Privilege and Racism Workshop

Where: Network Charter School, 2550 Portland Street, Eugene, OR 97405

When: May 19, 2012  –  10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Who’s included in the 99%?    Are all voices really heard?

The Occupy movement has brought together many people to organize in the hope of creating real and lasting justice.  The movement is inspiring but also challenging.  One source of tension has been over race, which is understandable given the racial history of the U.S.  Unless the issues of white privilege and racism are faced and dealt with openly, we cannot build a true 99% movement.

In this workshop, we’ll focus on developing an understanding of privilege and racism, and how these social forces affect us individually and institutionally. We’ll explore these issues through open conversation, workshop exercises, short readings, viewing short DVD & You-Tube clips, and creating goals for action.  The workshop is free, with donations accepted for Occupy Eugene.

Please bring your own bag lunch, and some food to share with others.

To register, reply to Lee at deveaulee@yahoo.com.

For information, contact Ruth at wrenr@lanecc.edu.


Arbrella Luvert is a retired teacher and administrator that continues to serve youth as the Eugene-Springfield NAACP Youth works coordinator for the Back to School – Success in School Program, ACTSO (Academic Cultural Technological Olympic, and Youth Council. A long time social justice advocate training the next generation of leaders.

Dr. Michael Samano is the coordinator of Ethnic Studies at Lane Community College. In addition to teaching courses on race relations in the U.S., Mike is a leader in the curriculum equity movement on campus. Off campus, he and his partner keep very busy with two young sons.

Milton Takei was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a political scientist (master’s degree) that studies ethnic politics worldwide.

Stan Taylor is a Professor of Political Science at Lane Community College where he teaches Peace and Conflict, Environmental Politics, and Civil Rights & Liberties.  He is Chair of the Lane Peace Center, a member of CALC’s Progressive Responses, and a steering committee member of We the People Eugene (a grass roots organization dedicated to building democratic social movements and ending corporate dominance of politics, economics, and education).

Ruth Wren provides workshops & classroom presentations on undoing racism & privilege, and co-facilitates Study Circles on Race. She is the Administrative Coordinator for the Women’s Program at Lane Community College. She received a B.S. in Psychology from the U of O.