Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Updated: July 18, 2021

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Saturday, July 24, 11am – 2pm: M4M4ALL Rally

BenCo Courthouse

We are standing in solidarity with those marching across the country!

Get involved: http://www.linktr.ee/marchformedicareforall

http://www.M4M4ALL.org #M4M4ALL #MedicareForAll

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/167725668678786

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Saturday, July 24, 6pm: George Mann Concert & Lefty Organizers’ Gathering

Thompson Shelter at Avery Park, Corvallis (note change: was previously planned for another shelter)

Singer-songwriter (& labor activist), George Mann, is returning to Corvallis  on his northwest US tour. Warm-up by local musicians, The Buddy Ali Project.

– Soapbox time: Come tell us about your hottest organizing projects and calls for action. Plenty of networking time.

– Bring your own snacks and soft beverages.

– Co-hosted by VFP, IWW, ORCA, Mid-Valley Solidarity Coalition.

– Sponsored by: The Old World Deli.

– Sound by: Live Sound and Light.

FB event page: https://m.facebook.com/events/1639952756198530/

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Saturday, Jul. 31: Strength in Unity Festival – An Oregon Asian Celebration

Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene

The Oregon Asian Celebration event originally planned for May was rescheduled due to the COVID pandemic.

Now, Oregon Asian Celebration joins with the Obon and Taiko Drumming Festival for a Strength in Unity Festival.

This is the Year of the Ox, which signifies strength in unity.

The Oregon Asian Celebration is excited to partner with another long-standing Asian cultural heritage event – the Obon and Taiko Festival – for a day-long celebration of Asian cultural heritage festivities.

FMI: https://asiancelebration.org

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Thursday, Aug. 5, 7pm: Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration (tentative date)

1st & Madison, Riverfront Park, Corvallis

We will remember the August, 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan and renew our pledge to promote peace and end war. Commemoration events include traditional Japanese music, paper crane making, and the symbolic lighting of candles.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, all present are invited to walk the short distance to the Van Buren Bridge to watch as boats travel down river carrying lanterns for peace and for the remembrance of all those who lost lives in the bombings.

Sponsored by the Corvallis branch of Women’s International League of Peace & Freedom (WILPF), Veterans For Peace Linus Pauling Chapter (VFP), and others.

Further details forthcoming.

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Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 Eugene Pride in the Park

Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene

Come out and be YOU!

Join us for music, food, local vendors, and more as we celebrate the richness and diversity of our community!

(Event is subject to change as more information regarding Covid protocols is developed.)

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/226533275917410

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Saturday, Sep. 25: Basic Income March

TBD

Details forthcoming.

FMI: https://www.basicincomemarch.com/

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Recurring Events (subject to change without notice):

NEW & REVISED ITEMS marked with (***)

During COVID restrictions, the Recurring Events are left as placeholders until in-person meetings resume.

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(Nearly) Every Day, 5pm – 6pm: Corvallis Daily Peace Vigil

Benton County Courthouse, east side

Until recently, this vigil was held every single evening since October 7, 2001. Now several groups have committed to covering one day of the week but there now are gaps. Please stay tuned for a more detailed schedule.

Every peace-loving person is welcome to join.

[I understand the Raging Grannies are doing the vigil on Tuesdays; Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates has the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (4-5pm); ORCA has Thursdays; and the Greens have Fridays, 5-6pm.

Please let me know if there are changes to those. Thanks. bb.]

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First Sundays at 2pm: Corvallis Divest from War

Little Morocco Restaurant, 517 SW 2nd St (an entrance also on Washington St)

Plan and implement local campaigns, including divestment and opposing nuclear weapons, to support regional organizing against US wars and the US war machine.

FMI: Bill: glasslab@fastmail.fm

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First Sundays, 5:00pm: Mid-Valley Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

Meetings being held online. Contact via email for details.

101 NW 23rd (23rd & Monroe), Corvallis

Do you want to form a union in your workplace? Join the Mid-Valley Industrial Workers of the World — a union for all workers — at our monthly meeting. Open to all IWW members & guests. FMI: info@midvalleyiww.org and https://midvalleyiww.org/

On Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/790625494747091/

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First Sundays, 6pm: #Resist Corvallis Proactive Letter Writing & Action Sharing

Willamette Landing Recreation Center – Large meeting room (South Corvallis) 3501 SE Shoreline Dr

Join us, in partnership with Indivisible Corvallis, for some proactive civic engagement. In the first hour we will share information about upcoming actions, town halls, and events. In the second hour we will write representatives and letters to the editor.

FMI:  sarah[at]roguelink.us

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Second and Fourth Sundays, 4pm: Corvallis Latin America Solidarity Committee

OSU.  Hovland Hall, room 104 (parking is free on Sundays)

Dedicated to supporting social gains in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to resisting US imperialism.

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Third Mondays, 6:30pm:  Health Care for All Oregon, Albany Chapter

Lakeside Center (small classroom), 2180 54th Ave SE, Albany;  info: 541-926-5989

Striving to bring universal health care to Oregon within 3 years. 

Info: 541-926-5989 or http://hcao.org

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Fourth Mondays, 7pm: Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates

Online Meetings – Contact via their website (below) to get the Zoom link for meetings

Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates works to establish a publicly funded, equitable, comprehensive, affordable health care system for all people in Oregon (and eventually all across the U.S.). An affiliate member of Health Care for All – Oregon, MVHCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Based in Corvallis, MVHCA currently includes more than 2,000 advocates in the mid-valley.

FMI:  http://www.mvhca.org/

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Tuesdays and Fridays: IOU Corvallis Community Meal Days

It’s On Us (IOU) Corvallis relies on community-sourced funds to provide business to restaurants, meals for folks who need a boost, and security to our friends and neighbors. Every Tuesday and Friday, IOU Corvallis pays a local restaurant to provide a “community meal” for anyone who needs it – no questions asked, no needs assessment. Like us on Facebook to keep current with goals, menus, and schedules. Follow us on Instagram to help spread the word, and for quick updates. FMI: www.itsonuscorvallis.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/itsonusCorvallis

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First and Third Tuesdays, 6pm: Heart of the Valley Democratic Socialists of America

UUFC, 2945 NW Circle Blvd.

A chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America operating in the Corvallis area.

We wish to see a mass, independent socialist movement in the United States. HOTVDSA believes we can fight for and win socialism in the United States.

First Tuesdays are general assemblies. Third Tuesdays are working group sessions.

All meetings are open to the public.

FMI: BentonCountyDSA.com or dsausa.org; facebook.com/HeartoftheValleyDSA/

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First Tuesdays, 7pm: Corvallis Feminists Book Club

Casual discussion of a different book each month.

FMI: https://groups.google.com/g/corvallis-feminist-book-club

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Second Tuesdays, 7pm: Linn-Benton Green Party Meeting

101 NW 23rd, Corvallis (23rd & Monroe)

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Wednesdays (normally), Jan. 29 through Jun. 3, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Introduction to Revolutionary Marxism Reading Group

Valley Library Room 1812, OSU

Hosted by Platypus Corvallis.

See this link for the full schedule and the readings: https://bit.ly/3aKl1sc

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First & Third Wednesdays, Noon: MVHCA Health Care for All Rally

Benton County Courthouse

Honk & wave demo hosted by Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates.

FMI: see their calendar here: https://www.mvhca.org/new-page-90

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First & Third Wednesdays, 7pm: Benton County Indivisible

101 NW 23rd, Corvallis (23rd & Monroe)

A local progressive advocacy/activist group that focuses on pressuring elected officials to resist the Trump/right-wing agenda.

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Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 6pm: Tenants United Corvallis General Meeting

Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd, Corvallis (23rd & Monroe)

TUC is a group of tenants living in the Willamette Valley committed to making housing affordable for all.

Public welcome. FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2085964081468111/

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Second Thursdays, 5pm: Corvallis Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby

Meetings have been moved to Zoom until further notice. 

Corvallis Citizens Climate Lobby meetings are open to anyone wishing to learn more about or get involved with advocating for climate action. Citizens Climate Lobby is focused on building political will for a stable and safe climate.

Everyone welcome. 

Please email Carla for the zoom link: carla476[at]gmail.com; http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org/

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Every other Thursday, 6pm: Occupy Corvallis Reading Group

OSU, Hovland Hall, Rm. 104

See the Google progressive events calendar for dates.

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Second Thursdays, 6:30pm: NAACP Corvallis Chapter Meeting

Monthly Membership meetings are held virtually via Zoom.com. 

To receive the zoom link, email info@naacpcorvallisbranch.com prior to the meeting date/time.

(Note: It is helpful to have zoom.com installed on your device prior to the start of the meeting.)

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Third Thursdays, 7pm: Benton County Democrats Monthly Meeting

Currently on Zoom. Meet & greet at 6:30pm; meeting at 7pm.

In person meetings, when able, at Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St, Corvallis. Events calendar here

Open to the public.

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Fourth Thursdays, 6:30pm: 350 Corvallis

101 NW 23rd, Corvallis (23rd & Monroe)

FMI:  http://350corvallis.org

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Every Friday, 4pm – 6pm: Our Revolution Corvallis Allies (ORCA)

Weekly Brew-ins are suspended.

Check the ORCA website & FB page for updates: http://orca-us.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/Our-Revolution-Corvallis-Allies-110378390508204

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Fourth Fridays, around 8:10am: Labor Radio Segment of Willamette Wake Up

KMUZ is at 100.7 and 88.5 on your FM dial in our area, but you can hit it at https://kmuz.org/listen/listen-live/. This is community radio.

FMI: Bob R., rjrossi55@gmail.com

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First Saturdays, 10am: Corvallis CCDS Discussion Group

101 NW 23rd (23rd & Monroe), Corvallis

Committees of Correspondence For Democracy & Socialism (CCDS, see: http://www.cc-ds.org/) meets to discuss readings related to bringing about democracy and socialism in our time and to discuss current events and projects.

The public is very welcome to attend and to participate.

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Third Saturdays, 9am: Albany Peace Seekers Meeting

Lakeside Center, 2180 54th Ave SE, Albany, OR 97322

Help plan peace awards, balance military recruitment in schools and create other projects for a more peaceful world. Info: 541-926-7070

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Third Saturdays, 1pm: Salem Democratic Socialists of America

TBA for now; am trying to get the new location.

Regular monthly meeting of Salem DSA. For more Salem DSA events, please visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/salemoregondsa/

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Corvallis Raging Grannies

Meetings are in flux right now. Contact Nonie (see below) for time and place.

Women over 50 meet to rehearse satirical songs to rally for social, environmental and economic justice.

For more information contact Nonie: nonie@rice.edu

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Midvalley C.A.R.E. – Community Action For Racial Equity*

A grassroots group of mid-valley citizens organizing and supporting efforts which are intentionally designed to create welcoming and inclusive communities. 

*The Corvallis & Albany CARE meetings are suspended until further notice.

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