Annual LCC Peace Symposium featuring Occupy Movement! and Occupy Chautauqua OE Film Festival

This annual community event will feature keynote speakers and workshops on various topics including a workshop/speaker track about the Occupy Movement. National author and activist David Barsamiam will present on the economic issues that the Occupy Movement has spotlighted. Symposium details…

Following the Friday/Saturday conference at LCC, there will be a sister event on Sunday, April 22. Occupy Eugene’s Zinn Chomsky Library will host a day long film festival at Occupy V featuring everything from OE member-created videos to full length films. The film festival will end with a potluck dinner and discussion hour.

When: April 20-21 (conference) & the 22nd (film fest)

Where: LCC & OE V

Contact person: Jennifer Frenzer-Knowlton,

Kesey Square Occu-Pie!

A Benefit for Occupy the Trees

Come one! Come all!
Be the first to pie an occupier!
Occupiers will be at Kesey Square on Friday waiting to see if your aim is good enough to give them a pie to the face!
Some of your favorite (or least favorite ;)) occupiers will be awating your arrival!
Pies of different sizes for different prices so you’re sure to get your fill!

Friday, 1 – 5pm

Reclaiming Kesey Square as a place for street artists, entertainers, friends and activists to gather as a community – one Friday at a time.

Join in every Friday, noonish to dusk-ish.

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”
– Ken Kesey

Occupy Eugene – Kesey Square Action

Kesey Square Revival

“You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.”
– Ken Kesey

Reclaim Kesey Square as a place for street artists, entertainers, friends and activists to gather as a community.

Since the breakup of the Washington Jefferson Park occupation site, many of the displaced homeless have been harassed by some within the Eugene Police Department.

They have been unfairly targeted, charged with small crimes, and then told they can’t return to a 20 block area surrounding Kesey Square.

This “Downtown Public Safety Zone” is being used to discriminate against the homeless. Alley Valkyrie demonstrates how easy it is to break these laws, and not get arrested because she doesn’t look homeless.

Join in every Friday, noonish to dusk-ish.  Art vendors welome.

 Where? Kesey Square, of course, Broadway & Willamette.

Free Medical Clinics

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

Occupy 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.

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

Unconference on Community and Bioregional Resilience

What could make a real difference for resilience and sustainability in the Eugene area and the Cascadia bioregion?

Bring your ideas, questions and projects about local resilience and sustainability to our self organizing “Open Space” Unconference 


Saturday March 31, 2012
City of Eugene Campbell Community Center
155 High St., Eugene, OR 97401

**Volunteers and food donations are needed! Please contact Lauren at if available **

This will NOT be your ordinary conference. Open Space events like this are participatory and self-organizing: YOU will make it the exciting gathering it will be. There will be no official speakers and no predetermined workshops or panels. Anyone who wants to create a session for any topic related to the question above will announce it in the first 30-45 minutes. Then we’ll just get on with it. We’ll be all together at the start and the finish – but in the middle we’ll each be doing exactly what we really want to be doing. And it will probably add up to something amazing.

Come to learn, share, explore, collaborate or organize around whatever has heart and meaning for you. We can make breakthroughs together because our diverse passions, group knowledge, meaningful conversations and new collaborations will make us far more smart and effective together than we are separately.

But this is important: Only attend if community resilience and sustainability are important issues for you. You may have more questions than answers – or more answers than questions – but it is your passion that counts here. This conference will ONLY succeed because of your energy and the energy of everyone else who comes. The participants will make this the thrilling event it is going to be.

SO please come if you find yourself thinking about things like…

• building local food systems…
• launching community currencies or credit clearing systems…
• nurturing the expansion of gift economies…
• developing peer-to-peer sharing and barter systems…
• strengthening your community’s “buy local” dynamics…
• promoting sustainable, sensible transportation systems…
• advancing local energy systems, local manufacturing, local entertainment, local celebrations…
• nurturing stronger relations among neighbors…
• reaching beyond the choir through media, community leaders, demonstrations, the arts, occupations…
• developing indicators of community well-being…
• bringing more heart, spirit, feeling, movement and vitality to sustainability activities…
• catalyzing conversations about how to get our needs met and live richer, more enjoyable lives without money…
• any other activity, idea or question that could strengthen the sovereignty, sustainability and vitality of our cities and towns…

Do you find yourself excited about things on this list? Then come to this Open Space conference March 31. We need you. We need each other. Your interest, your knowledge, your questions could make all the difference. And we need to make a real difference soon…

* Your participation in this event has been paid for by prior donors to the Co-Intelligence Institute. Instead of paying us back for a service rendered, you may pay it forward to help us to provide such services to others. If you wish to pay it forward, you may do it online or at the event.

Check out the event Facebook page here!

For more information about “Open Space” events, see here

Discussion Night!

Every Sunday from 4-7 pm at OE V.

“Diversity of Tactics” is the discussion topic for the month of March.

This is a discussion, not a debate! We will be breaking into small groups of 4-6 people to ensure that each person has a chance to speak. Please come and share your views and your experience on this important topic. This is a great opportunity for us to all learn from each other!

When: Sundays, 4 – 7pm

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

Hosted by the Occupy Eugene Library Committee.
Contact us at:

The Green Neighbors Faire


Join your neighbors as we share resources and teach each other ways to make our homes, neighborhoods and communities safer, healthier, more resource efficient and more fun!

– Take part in hands-on skill building workshops

– Connect with public and private organizations that have practical information you can use

– Learn from panels hosted by local experts

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012; 11am to 2:30pm

Where: First United Methodist Church,  1376 Olive Street


– food preserving
– edible landscaping
– seed starting
– backyard chicken keeping
– rainwater collecting
– disaster preparedness
– composting
– bike repair
– and lots of other subjects

Youth Activities

– school gardening

– conservation projects
– poetry
– cooking demonstrations

Food and Drinks

– food carts will be located in the parking lot during lunch
– coffee cart will be available all day
– free snacks inside

From 10:00 to 11:00 am, noted author Richard Heinberg will speak on “Transitioning After Growth – Connecting, Community, Economy, Energy, & Environment.” A donation of $5-10 is suggested to support Richard’s talk.

To help pass the word about the Green Neighbors Faire, please forward this message to friends and family members. I hope you will join me and your neighbors at the Faire.

For a Detailed Schedule and Map of the building, see below this email. If you cannot view the map or schedule, please visit this web address:

Presented by: The Neighborhood Leaders Council Committee on Sustainability

Contact Cary for more information: 541-686-5562

Women Amplified: International Women’s Day March

Cascadia Action Lab Presents: Women Amplified—IWD Solidarity March and Pot Luck 3/8/2012
Women’s Day International : Uniting Girls, Inspiring Futures

When: Thursday, March 8, 4 – 11 pm.

Where: Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza

Nearly 50% of the worlds population is comprised of the generation about to come of age. Our youth stand to be most impacted by our political and social decisions – empower them now. What kind of future do you want to see for your sisters, daughters, granddaughters, cousins and friends? What do you want for the world we live in to become?

A few things from the news:
*Planned Parenthood is a hot topic and likely to remain that way through the presidential elections.

*Girls not brides…Global campaign to end child marriages!

*LGBT equality ‘waters down marriage.’ ~Santorum strikes again

Given the frequency of oppression in this world, and the amount of people about to come of age, rallying to connect and empower our youth (especially our daughters—bringers of life) as their guardians seems past due to say the least…

Join us in the streets, bring your demands, prepare to be empowered.

Rally at 4, March at 4:30 (route TBA), and a dinner/potluck event afterward (location TBA). Costume and street theater details developing organically, stay tuned.

12.5 & 12.12 – Community Conversations

Occupy Eugene warmly invites the community of Eugene/Springfield to an Occupy Eugene Community Conversation.

Who: Occupy Eugene Community Conversations Committee – Occupy Eugene, Eugene City of Peace, Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), Beyond War, Women’s Actions for New Directions (WAND), Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network/Jobs with Justice. We meet every Tuesday at 3:30 PM in the dome at Occupy Eugene.

What: Occupy Eugene Community Conversation

Where: Harris Hall at 8th and Oak Avenue in the Lane County Public Services Building

When: Monday, December 5th and 12th, 7-9:00 PM

Why: To provide an opportunity to bring our citizens’ best wisdom forth, and to build a democratic consensus for living together in harmony in hopes that Eugene will be a role model for our nation.

The following questions will be addressed:

• Why did you come, what is best possible outcome tonight for you?
• Regardless of how you feel about OE, what helpful or useful things have we learned so far from OE?
• How can we create collaborative partnerships amongst the city, OE, citizens, educational institutions, businesses, non-profits, faith communities, health care providers and others to seek short and long-term community solutions?

We encourage people who disagree with the goals, strategies or tactics of Occupy Eugene to attend this event, as we want ALL sides of the issues expressed in a non-threatening manner. This conversation will be facilitated by a team from Community Mediation Services. They will be modeling and teaching the skill of paraphrasing within the format of an “open fishbowl” that invites audience members to participate. The first facilitated discussion that Occupy Eugene had with the City Manager and Chief of Police brought out 100 percent agreement on the goal of win-win solutions. Let’s build on that.

For more information, contact: David Hazen: innercom [at]