Chock Full Two Weeks of Eugene Events
DATES: Jan 25, 2010 through Feb 06, 2010
January 25--7-9 pm Sister Helen Prejean.
"Inalienable Human Rights Today: A Presentation by Sister Helen Prejean." All community members are invited to attend a free public presentation by the internationally renowned Sister Helen Prejean. Most widely known for her Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, "Dead Man Walking," Prejean has advocated against capital punishment & emphasized restorative justice since mentoring death row inmate Patrick Sonnier in 1982. She will be speaking about her present work & continued efforts to abolish the death penalty.
175 Knight Law Center, UO Campus, Eugene OR
Contact: Ariel Broadous, 541-346-0140
January 26--5:30-7:30 pm "Faces of HIV/AIDS."
HIV Alliance presents Culturally Diverse Stories Panel Discussion, a frank & honest presentation by people living with HIV/AIDS of their personal life stories & the realities of living with HIV/AIDS. Impacts on family & social issues will be discussed. Participants include an African American woman, a Hispanic man, a Caucasian/Native American woman who is a college student & single mother, & a Caucasian mother of four. Presentation will also include an overview of the agency by HIV Alliance Executive Director Diane Lang. Free.
Library Reading Room, 225 Fifth St., Springfield OR
Contact: Janet Bott, 541-342-5088 Ext. 15
January 26--7-9 pm Immigration Reform.
Panel on Immigration Reform: In Political, Historical, & Economic Context, Hosted by UO Housing's Community Conversations. Moderated by Knight Law Dean Margie Paris. Panelists: Francisco Lopez, Executive Director Causa Oregon; Guadalupe Quinn, Immigrant Rights Advocacy Program Coordinator, Amigos Multicultural Services; Daniel HoSang, UO Asst. Professor, Political Science/Ethnic Studies Dept.; Raquel Hecht, Immigration Rights Attorney, Hecht & Norman LLP; Nick Fluery; M.P.A, M.C.R.P. Program Manager, Sustainable Cities Initiative, UO.
LLC Performance Hall, UO Campus, Eugene OR
Janury 27--6:30 pm Cuba Report.
"Impressions of Cuba: Stories, Videos, Connections." Local activists report back from their recent trip to Cuba, which focused on connections between Japanese American & Japanese Cubans. Oral presentation & showing of video based on the trip; refreshments provided. Free.
Many Nations Longhouse, 1630 Columbia St., UO Campus, Eugene OR
January 28--6-7:30 pm Water Crisis Documentary.
Mills International Center in collaboration with UO International Business & Economics Club & UO Outdoor Program presents "Flow: For Love of Water" (2008, 84 min) by Irena Salina. From both local & global perspectives, documentary examines the harsh realities behind the mounting water crisis. Learn how politics, pollution & human rights are intertwined in this important issue that affects every being on Earth. With water drying up around the world & the future of human lives at stake, the film urges a call to arms before more of our most precious natural resource evaporates. Free & open to public.
Mills International Center, EMU, UO Campus, Eugene OR
January 29--6-8 pm "Knock on Wood."
BRING Gallery presents exhibit, hosted in part by Brenner's Green Gallery, of local artisans' fine handcrafted furniture & decorative sculptures made from salvaged & discarded wood. Live music, beverages by Oakshire Breweries, appetizers by Baker's Dozen. In addition to hand-crafted furniture, lighting fixtures, & sculpted pieces, exhibit will feature examples of flooring, counter tops, beams & other pieces milled from the urban forest. Information on where to recycle wood & the role trees play in a healthy ecosystem will be available. Visitors will also find weekend specials on select wood items. Show runs to April 15.
BRING Gallery, 4446 Franklin Boulevard, Glenwood OR
Contact: Julie Daniels, 541-746-3023
February 1--7:30 am-3:30 pm Local Food Connection.
4th annual event designed to connect local farmers, ranchers & fishers with food buyers of all types, hosted by Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation & Development; co-sponsored by EWEB, Oregon Tilth, & LCC Center for Meeting & Learning. Register by January 22 at URL; $20 includes lunch made from locally produced ingredients. Scholarships available; call for information.
Building 19, Main LCC Campus, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene OR
Contact: Kelly Hoell, 541-341-4663 Est. 21
February 5 and 6--11 am-1 pm Beyond War Study Series.
Free, 8-week series is an opportunity to explore the global principles & personal practices that help foster a nonviolent world. Learn how social change happens & strategies that can prevent & resolve conflict. Discussion leaders: Martin Jones & Cheryl Larson. Sign up by visiting or calling Campbell Community Center, 541-682-5318. Register for #86962.
Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., Eugene OR
Contact: Anne Millhollen, firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-517-3601