Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Updated: April 5, 2020

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Local Mutual Aid: The Benton County Family Response Team & the CGE Mutual Aid Caucus are operating a mutual aid network.

*If folks need support during this time*, with anything ranging from grocery runs to childcare and more, please fill out this form and share this with your departments:

There’s also a dedicated phone line (541) 704-7377 to request support, so please pass this number on to anyone who doesn’t have access to the form (i.e elderly neighbors).

*If you are able to offer volunteer support* to help those in need, please fill out this form and share widely as well:

Their GoFundMe site is here:


Monday, Apr. 6, Noon – 1pm: Horrible Bosses, Terrible Landlords Beware! Car Caravan

Starting at 23rd & Monroe

Let’s remind the horrible bosses and terrible landlords of the Corvallis region that this is a union town and we won’t accept housing injustice!  Even during a pandemic collection action is needed and we can take action while keeping each other safe (in our own cars).

Please review the action info-sheet (especially the section on safety) and fill out participant form below.

Action Info-Sheet:

Participant form:

Open to the public. FB:


Tuesday, Apr. 14, 6:00pm – 9:00pm & Thursday, Apr. 16, 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Union Organizing 101 Two Day Training

WestM, 101 NW 23rd St.

[Discussions underway to rework this as an online course. More info as we get it.]

Do you want to form a union in your workplace?  Want to build your organizing skills for union efforts and beyond?  Then join the Mid-Valley IWW, Coalition of Graduate Employees, and other area unions for an organizing training.  We’re holding a two-day workshop for workers of all stripes to gain the skills and know-how needed for just these goals.  The first day will focus on organizing conversations and building organizing committees, while the second day will explore strategies, tactics, power relations, and fighting to win.  Any worker can attend regardless of their occupation or prior experience in organizing and activism is welcome to join us. No prior union experience needed. Unemployed peops are encouraged to join us.  You do not need to be a “factory worker” or “professional” worker in a formal industry. You do not need to be planning to form a union right now or have a union in your workplace (you could be hoping to organize tenants and still find these workshops useful).  Open, free, and food provided for all. More info to follow and feel free to send us a note with any questions!



POSTPONED – Friday/Saturday, Apr. 17 & 18: Oregon Environmental Justice Pathways Summit (Eugene)

University of Oregon, Gerlinger Hall

Critical conversations about environmental and racial justice in Oregon.

Hosted by two Oregon grassroots environmental and racial justice organizations—Beyond Toxics and the NAACP Eugene-Springfield. OSU’s Spring Creek Project is a co-sponsor.

This convening will bring together Oregon’s Tribal and frontline communities, decision-makers, scholars, and students to learn and plan for the future of our state. The Summit will feature workshops, interactive discussions, a youth art exhibit, and renowned speakers.

FMI and to register:


Postponed – Friday/Saturday, Apr. 24-25: Building Bridges – Neighbor to Neighbor, an Interfaith Conference about Immigration

Albany Mennonite Church, 3405 Kizer Ave NE, Albany

The conference will be held in Albany Friday evening, April 24, and all day Saturday, April 25.  There is no cost to register and attend. Conference information is included in the on-line registration form here:

For planning purposes, please register by March 18. We hope you’ll be able to join us to learn more about immigration, share stories and ideas, and identify actions to make our communities safe and welcoming places where everyone can thrive!

Questions? Email us at


Thursday, Apr. 30, 4pm: Angela Davis @ U of O

156 Straub Hall, U of O

Angela Davis is a long-standing political theorist, philosopher, and political activist. Her work spans a multitude of discourses from, but not limited to, feminism, Marxism, and prison abolition. A history of left political engagement, beginning with her involvement with the black panther party, anti-Vietnam War activism, and second wave feminist movements, continues with her contemporary activism.

[I have no info on tickets. The event was posted here:


Mondays, May 4, June 1, July 6, 5:30pm – 6:30pm: CARDV Volunteer Information Meeting

CARDV Advocacy Center, 2208 S 3rd St., Corvallis

Join us for a free, no-obligation meeting to learn more about the volunteer opportunities at CARDV.

Parking is available in the elementary school parking lot across the street. Help us be good neighbors, please do not park in Les Schwab or Alexander Court parking areas.

More information at:



Saturday, May 30, full day: ROP Rural Caucus & Strategy Session (Cottage Grove)

Cottage Grove, OR; venue TBA

Registration is open. Early registration recommended.

For 29 years, small-town and rural organizers, activists, and community leaders from across the state have gathered to reflect on the prior year’s organizing and to strategize together for the year to come at the annual Rural Caucus & Strategy Session!

Register your group at

FMI: please email


RESCHEDULED – Friday/Saturday, Jun. 5-6: Opening Space for the Radical Imagination III


Call for Presenters link: Submissions for the gathering were recently extended to Jan. 31.

This gathering explores formats to address, fabricate, discuss, and practice social transformation. It invites participants to create a common space for our radical imagination(s) and social justice that goes beyond a skill-share for radical organizers.

More information on our website at

**Registration will open in March, 2020.




Saturday, Jun. 6, Noon – 3pm: Juneteenth Celebration

Mark your calendars. Details when available.

Local celebration of Juneteenth — a holiday that commemorates the freeing of the last slaves in the USA, June 19, 1865.



Sunday, Jun. 7, Noon – 5pm: 9th Annual Solidarity Fair

Central Park, Corvallis

Stop Making Capitalism- Make a better world!

We’ve set a date for the 9th Annual Solidarity Fair, a once a year event intended to celebrate past and present social movements, as well as further local organizing efforts against all forms of oppression.

Check out our website for more info:

Organized by the Mid-Valley IWW and sponsored by a coalition of unions, community groups, student groups, and social justice organizations, the Solidarity Fair provides a place for building active solidarity across movements throughout the region. We honor the broader labor movement & all struggles for social and environmental justice – past and present, local and global.



Recurring Events (subject to change without notice):

NEW & REVISED ITEMS marked with (***)


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.


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:


*** 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: and

On Facebook at:


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]


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.


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


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.



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: or;


First 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:

On Facebook:


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

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


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:

On Facebook:


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:


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.


Every other Wednesday, 6pm: Occupy Corvallis Reading Group

OSU, Hovland Hall, Rm. 104

See the Google progressive events calendar for dates.


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:


*** Canceled until further notice: 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];


Second Thursdays, 7pm: NAACP Corvallis Chapter Meeting

Albany Library or WestM, Corvallis. See the website for meeting location:


Third Thursdays, 7pm: Benton County Democrats Monthly Meeting

Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St, Corvallis

Open to the public.


Fourth Thursdays, 6:30pm: 350 Corvallis

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



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.


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 This is community radio.

FMI: Bob R.,


First Saturdays, 10am: Corvallis CCDS Discussion Group

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

Committees of Correspondence For Democracy & Socialism (CCDS, see: 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.


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


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:


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:


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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