April 9, 2013

Corvallis Movement Events Upcoming

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm:  "Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Resources"
Corvallis Public Library
Veronica Dujon, professor of sociology at Portland State University—whose research focuses on gillnet fishermen on the Lower Columbia and the conflict over water rights in the Klamath Basin—invites you to consider the various meanings we in Oregon have come to attach to different places in the state and to explore how these attachments shape our desire both to use and to preserve our natural resources.
Veronica Dujon is professor and chair of the department of sociology at Portland State University. She teaches, researches, and publishes in the area of environmental sociology with a focus on contests over declining natural resources, sociology of globalization, and women in the global economy.
Part of the “Big Conversations Series.”
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Friday, Apr. 26, 6pm:  “5 Broken Cameras” Film Showing
UUFC, 2945 NW Circle, Corvallis
The Oscar-nominated film "5 Broken Cameras" and discussion afterwards.
Filmed and directed by Emad Burnat (Palestinian), co-directed by Guy Davidi (Israeli); A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival, 2012.
Discussion and light refreshments to follow.
Suggested donation: $6 or more
A benefit for Gaza Cultural Exchange – www.gazaexchange.org - “To promote cultural understanding and connections and to educate and empower for truth, justice, and peace."
Sponsors: UUFC, Social Justice Action Group and Albany/Corvallis Friends of Middle East Peace.
Refreshments served.
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Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm:  30th Annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture for World Peace
LaSells Stewart Center, OSU
Leah Bolger, Veterans For Peace national board member, will be the 30th Annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecturer for World Peace.
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Thursday, May 2, Noon - 1:30pm:  Sustainability Coalition Quarterly Gathering
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue
Presentations by Coalition partners and action teams
Contact: info@sustainablecorvallis.org, 541-230-1237
Sponsor: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition
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Saturday, May 4, 1pm - 4pm:  Second Annual May Day Solidarity Fair
Central Park, Corvallis
The May Day Solidarity Fair celebrates the labor movement & all struggles for economic & social justice. We hope to encourage conversations about current issues that confront working people, their families, & communities.
Music, speakers, workshops, tabling, food, other family-friendly activities.
Participating organizations include:
IWW-Corvallis, CGE, SEIU 503, SEIU 49, Occupy Corvallis, Corvallis 350.org, AFT local 6069, three postal workers’ unions, Benton County Community Rights Coalition, Move to Amend, Health Care for All, Veterans for Peace, Committees of Correspondence, and others.
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Saturday, May 4, 5:30pm:  Delicious Palestinian dinner, auction, and film
UUFC, 2945 NW Circle, Corvallis
Reservations encouraged (call: 541-740-4207); suggested donation $12 or more per person (includes film) children under 12, $8
Doors open at 5:30 for Turkish coffee and baklava for donation; silent auction items for viewing and bidding;
6 PM – Film, Sands of Sorrow, (30 minutes); UN documentary film (1950); documents the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and their land in what Palestinians call the Nakba.
6:30 – Begin seating for dinner
7:15 – live auction: including art, Palestinian embroidery, cookbooks, olive oil, and more;
(Some of these times are approximate)
A benefit for Middle East Children’s Alliance – clean water for the children of Gaza - www.mecaforpeace.org
Sponsors: UUFC, Social Justice Action Group and Albany/Corvallis Friends of Middle East Peace
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