Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Updated:  December 16, 2018

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Men’s Winter Shelter volunteer signups: bit.ly/Mensshelter or https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054badaa2ba4f58-november

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED this December 16-22 and for some overnight shifts in December.

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 11am: Affordable Housing/Rent Burden – Housing & Community Development Advisory Board Meeting

Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison, Corvallis

If you came away from last Thursday’s Affordable Housing/Rent Burden public meeting at the library less than confident that a process is in place to address the affordable housing “emergency” (as one speaker called it), there will be time for public comment at this HCDAB meeting. Please show up and demand 1) full public participation, 2) transparency and accountability in this planning process, and 3) that planners address high rents and low incomes in Corvallis as the root causes. Simple market supply/demand forces are not a complete explanation. Benevolent landlords offering time payments for deposits and less restrictive building codes are not the answer.

Agenda: https://archives.corvallisoregon.gov/public/ElectronicFile.aspx?dbid=0&docid=1387608

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Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Digital Life Workshop: Online Privacy and Security

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave

Learn strategies for protecting your privacy and increasing your security when using the internet. During the last half hour of the workshop, participants are invited to try the strategies suggested on their own laptop/device or a library computer with assistance from a librarian.

DIGITAL LIFE workshops are held once a month on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. from October through April. Each workshop will have a theme and focus on an aspect of our online lives. Upcoming workshops include:

* Jan. 16: Hidden Information Online.

Hosted by Corvallis-Benton County Library.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/702340010158692/

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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2pm – 4pm: Disaster Preparedness: Don’t be Scared – be Prepared!

Think Brain Candy, 678 S Main St, Lebanon

Michelle Wehner will discuss how to prepare for disasters – like fire and floor – and survive until professional help arrives. She will be showing her survival pack and discussing what successful communities do to handle disasters. Michelle has experience and certificates in Search & Rescue, Ski Patrol, Wildland Firefighting, and served as a medic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service.

Hosted by: Rural Oregon Progressives (formerly Linn County Our Revolution).

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Friday, Jan. 11, Noon – 1:30pm: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Annual Meeting

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave

The meeting will feature presentations on accomplishments of 2018 and plans for 2019. The Coalition has been working on a wide variety of projects in 12 topic areas: Community Inclusion, Economic Vitality, Education, Energy, Food, Health and Human Services, Housing, Land Use, Natural Areas, Transportation, Waste Prevention, and Water.

The Coalition’s Annual Meeting will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees, as well as delicious refreshments provided by Coalition partner First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, which is sponsoring the event.

FMI: http://www.sustainablecovallis.org/

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Saturday, Jan. 12, 11am – 1pm: Idle No More Workshops

Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, 311 SW 26th St., OSU Campus

Spiritual Activism, and The Seventh Fire; two 2-hour workshops delving into Natives connection with the land, environment, and Spirit, how to be a good ally, and more. With Sweetwater Nannauck. Part of the We Are All Treaty People series.

Free

Contact: isus66739@gmail.com

Sponsors include: Native American Longhouse, President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), and Shady Grove Farm Corvallis.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1953069628328418/

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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 3:30pm – 8:00pm: No LNG Rally & Public Hearing for Jordan Cove Public Comment Period

State Capitol & Department of State Lands, Land Board Room, 775 Summer St NE, Salem

LNG Rally (3:30pm) at the state capitol followed by march to Dept. of State Lands Building for the Public Hearing (5:30pm – 8pm) for the public comment period that is now open for Jordan Cove Energy Project removal-fill permit application.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1960731690678788/

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Saturday, Jan. 19, 9am: Busses to Salem Women’s March

Corvallis – Salem – Corvallis – Pickup location TBA

Mid-Willamette NOW is chartering school buses from Corvallis to the Salem Women’s March. We will meet at 9am and return by 4pm. Cost is $15; $8 for students and low-income individuals. Please purchase seats by January 7.

BrownPaperTickets https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3914441

Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/272630940110635/

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6:30pm: Immigration in Oregon: Communities, Economies, Policies (Eugene)

175 Knight Law Center, U of O

Featuring Jeff Stone, CEO of Oregon Association of Nurseries; Reyna Lopez, executive director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN);  Colin Crader, Development Manager, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon​ (APANO); and Representative Diego Hernandez, House District 47. Featuring commentary by Mae Ngai, professor of Asian American Studies and history at Columbia University.

Hosted by Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

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Thursday, Jan. 31, 7pm: OSU Provost’s Lecture Series: An Evening with W. Kamau Bell

LaSells Stewart Center, 875 Southwest 26th Street, OSU Campus, Corvallis

Mr. Bell is a writer, director, and comedian who is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. He is a frequent political commentator and just made his Netflix debut with a new stand-up comedy special, Private School Negro.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public, but tickets are required to attend. Faculty, staff and students can reserve a ticket via this link. Remaining tickets will become available to the public on January 10, 2019.

[ed: highly recommended. Bell is extremely funny and a keen observer of social justice issues.]

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osu-provosts-lecture-series-an-evening-with-w-kamau-bell-tickets-53310095932

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Friday/Saturday, Apr. 19-20, 2019: Opening Space for the Radical Imagination II

OSU

Save the dates and there is a call for presenters out now.

FMI: https://www.oregonimagines.com/

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Recurring Events (subject to change without notice):

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

Benton County Courthouse, east side

This vigil has been held every single evening since October 7, 2001.

Every peace-loving person is welcome to join.

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First Sundays, 1:30pm: Salem Vegan Diners

Various locations

All welcome to dine from a vegan menu or potluck, to network with and support each other on our plant based journeys that are making the world a better place for ourselves, animals, and the environment! Please call 520-272-1362 to learn more, RSVP, and/or to be added to the list.

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First Sundays, 5:30pm: Corvallis – Albany Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

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

This is the public side of the IWW meeting, so all are welcome to visit the Wobblies and learn what the “One Big Union” can do for the working persons of the mid-Willamette Valley. Email for more info:  info@corvallisiww.org.

On Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisIww/

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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 & Third Sundays, 4pm: C.A.R.E. – Community Action For Racial Equity

Albany Main Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany (Second Sundays)

Natural Grocers, 1235 NW 10th St, Corvallis, by The Arc on 9th St. (Third Sundays)

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

All are welcome.

FMI:  CAREmidvalley@gmail.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CAREmidvalley

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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

HCAO Mission:  To work for an equitable, affordable, comprehensive, high quality, publicly funded universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon and the United States.

FMI: http://hcao.org

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

UUFC, 2945 NW Circle, Corvallis

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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Every Tuesday, September to June, 12:15pm – 1:30pm: Corvallis Raging Grannies

Martha Room, downstairs at FUMC, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis

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

For more information contact nonie@rice.edu

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

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

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Second Tuesdays, 7pm: Mid-Willamette NOW Book Club

New Morning Bakery (219 SW 2nd St.) Casual discussion of a different book each month host by the local chapter of the National Organization of Women.

More information: midwillamettenow@gmail.com

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mwillamettenow/

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Third Tuesdays, 7:15pm, Mid-Willamette NOW Monthly Meeting

First Alternative Co-Op South Community Room. Local chapter of the National Organization of Women.

More information: midwillamettenow@gmail.com

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mwillamettenow/

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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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First and Third Wednesdays, 7:30pm: Benton County Democratic Socialists of America

UUFC, 2945 NW Circle Blvd.

A chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America operating in Benton County.

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

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

All meetings are open to the public.

FMI: BentonCountyDSA.com or dsausa.org

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NEW: First Wednesdays, 7:30pm: Distilled: Pub Talks (Salem)

The Half Penny,  3743 Commercial St. S., Salem

Free public talks by Willamette University scholars, with Q&A following.

FMI: https://willamette.edu/events/pubtalks/index.html

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Every other Wednesday, 6pm: Occupy Corvallis Reading Group

OSU, Hoviland Hall, Rm. 104

See the Google progressive events calendar for dates.

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First Thursdays, 7pm: Tenants United Corvallis General Meeting & Potluck

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: Citizens Climate Lobby

First Alternative Co-op North Store Community Meeting Room, 29th and Grant Streets

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

Everyone welcome.

FMI: Carla, carla476[at]gmail.com; http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org/

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Second Thursdays, 7pm: NAACP Corvallis Chapter Meeting

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

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Third Thursdays, 7pm: Benton County Democrats Monthly Meeting

First United Congregational Church of Christ, Corvallis,  4515 W Hills Rd, Corvallis

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)

Downward Dog (north side), 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis

Gatherings for coffee and talk. All are welcome.

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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, 8:30am: Albany Peace Seekers Meeting

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

Monthly meeting of the Albany Peace Seekers.

All are welcome.

Enter the building via the east side doors.  Classroom is down the hall and to the left.

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Third Saturdays, 1pm: Salem Democratic Socialists of America

3850 Portland Rd NE #100, Salem

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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