Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar
Updated: November 7, 2021
Monday, Nov. 8, 4:30pm – 6:30pm: Indigenous Identity Panel
Hosted by Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws – Oregon State University.
Join us to learn about Indigenous identity from a panel of speakers.
Register at: https://beav.es/Usg
Monday, Nov. 8, 6pm: Tap Talk: Reducing Invasive Species Threats
Common Fields: 545 SW 3rd St, Corvallis
Join 500 Women Scientists Corvallis for our first live Tap Talk of the year and at a new venue. Learn how the Don’t Pack a Pest Program is helping international travelers avoid bringing harmful items into the United States. Sarah Vojnovich, a Public Information Assistant with Oregon Sea Grant, will discuss invasive species threats, successful solutions, and how to Pack Smart! Pack Safe! And Pack Aware!
Check out https://www.facebook.com/TapTalksCorvallis for more information.
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6pm: Citizenship Reimagined: Race, Immigration, and the New States’ Rights
Giustina Ballroom, Ford Alumni Center, U of O (& livestream)
This event features Karthick Ramakrishnan and Allan Colbern discussing their new book, Citizenship Reimagined, which examines how federalism shapes citizenship in the United States and explores what it means for states to pass policies that expand or contract the rights of immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQ communities.
This event is subject to UO COVID guidelines; refer to the UO COVID-19 Resource page for more details. Please register to be notified of any event changes: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_byJZOFShq4jAm4S
The talk will also be livestreamed here: https://youtu.be/N3FKlJWZn4s
Hosted by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, U of O.
FMI: FMI: https://calendar.uoregon.edu/event/citizenship_reimagined_race_immigration_and_the_new_states_rights
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30pm: The Warrior Tradition panel
Event by Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws – Oregon State University.
Join us to hear from a panel of Indigenous veterans following a screening of The Warrior Tradition. Participants are encouraged to view the film at 5:30 and log on to the webinar immediately after for the panel at 6:30.
Panel registration link: https://beav.es/UsM.
Film link: https://www.pbs.org/wned/warrior-tradition/watch/.
Panelists (bios below):
Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Campbell, U.S. Army
Detective Swift Sanchez, U.S. Navy Reserve
Raymond Tsumpti Jr., Oregon Army National Guard, Medically Retired.
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1935664886615591/
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5pm: Social Action Works: Raquel Willis
Raquel Willis is a Black transgender activist, writer, and media strategist. Raquel has held impactful positions as Director of Communications for The Ms. Foundation, Executive Editor of Out magazine, and a national organizer for Transgender Law Center (TLC).In 2018, she founded Black Trans Circles, a project of TLC, focused on developing the leadership of Black trans women in the South and Midwest. Raquel is currently working on her debut memoir detailing her coming of identity and activism.
Hosted by OSU College of Liberal Arts.
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1042837469801427/
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6:30pm: 32nd Annual Salem Peace Lecture
Native American activist Winona LaDuke will deliver the 32nd Annual Salem Peace Lecture. Her topic will be: Indigenous Strategies to Address Climate Change.
Her bio is here: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/winona-laduke
LaDuke was a leader at the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protests and is currently actively opposing the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota as a water protector.
Direct join link: https://willametteuniversity.zoom.us/s/92681562384
FMI: Peter Bergel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Nov. 11: Armistice Day
Don’t fall for the militarist propaganda and don’t thank me for my service.
Thursday, Nov. 11 (date change), 3pm – 5pm: CLDC Webinar: Resisting Online Censorship of Activists (co-hosted with Palestine Legal)
Activists often rely heavily on access to online spaces for organizing. Unfortunately, big tech companies have increasingly censored dissenting voices on social media and conferencing platforms. Join a panel co-hosted by CLDC and Palestine Legal to discuss this problem, as well as alternative technology options that could help ensure access to the digital commons.
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2pm – 4pm: How To Learn From Our White Antiracist Ancestors: Lessons From the Life of Anne Braden
In this virtual workshop, we will develop a vision of how we can best learn from the lives and lessons of some of the greatest White antiracists in U.S. history, using Anne Braden’s life as a foundation for reflection. Before the workshop we will use readings accompanied by guiding questions to journal about what we can learn from her. This will include reflecting on Braden’s growth process to better understand our own, and examining her strategizing to reflect on lessons we could adapt to our current organizing. The workshop will be facilitated by educator and author Lynn Burnett, who is building a project to tell the stories of the White antiracist past, and to get the lessons from that history into White antiracist spaces. (Note: for those unable to do the reading, there will be an alternative activity to learn about Braden’s life during the breakout group.)
The workshop is presented by Corvallis SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) corvallissurj.org and co-sponsored by the Corvallis/Albany Branch of the NAACP, the Unitarian Universalist Equity Diversity and Inclusion team, and the Race Matters group of First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Register below. We will send the readings and a Zoom meeting link to those who register. Capacity is limited. Thank you for your commitment to racial justice!
Sunday, Nov. 14, Noon – 3pm: Corvallis Fill Your Pantry
Peoria Gardens: 32355 Peoria Rd SW, Albany
Fill Your Pantry is a one-day farmers’ market held every year in November. This event offers bulk quantities of beans, grains, storage crops, and preserves. We believe this is a great way to encourage local eating throughout the fall and winter months. It also allows our local food farmers, ranchers, orchardists, and beekeepers to move large quantities of produce before the winter season while demonstrating the ability to raise edible staples across the Willamette Valley. Pre-ordering is encouraged for best availability and is required for orders of 100 lbs. or more.
Preorder online Oct. 10-31: http://www.tenriversmarketplace.com
Pick up pre-orders and shop in person at the Peoria Gardens (not the same as the Peoria Road Farm Markey) Nov. 14, Noon-3pm.
Organized by the Ten Rivers Food Web (mailto:email@example.com).
FB event: https://fb.me/e/2y4IzFtiJ
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6pm – 7:30pm: Ways to Expand Voter Access
Join the League of Women Voters of Corvallis for an engaging discussion on creative ways to expand voter access and education!
– Scott Duncombe, co-founder of Power the Polls and Pizza to the Polls.
– Senator Sara Gelser Blouin, District 8; speaking on SB 571 to expand voter access to incarcerated individuals in Oregon.
– Dylan Perfect, VP, Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) – on University efforts to engage students in voting.
Join directly by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84537293999
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 5:30pm: Two-Spirit Stories of Resilience
Event by Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws – Oregon State University.
Join us for an evening to hear Two-Spirit Stories of Resilience.
If you would like to sign up to share work, you can do so here: https://beav.es/Uey.
Sponsored by the Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws in partnership with SOL LGBTQ+ Multicultural Network and WGSS/QS 472/572.
Thursday, Nov. 18, 6pm: Battles for Belonging: Race, Citizenship, and Exclusion in the Pacific Northwest and Nazi Germany
By looking at four distinct histories of exclusion, citizenship denial, and the stripping of the rights guaranteed to citizens in the first half of the 19th c, the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s through the 1960s, this panel discussion will analyze how racially and religiously motivated persecution and exclusion affected minority groups in Europe and the Pacific Northwest. It will explore the similarities, differences, and intersections between these histories to facilitate larger conversations about persecution and racism.
Hosted by: OSU School of History, Philosophy, & Religion
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283259323694222/
Saturday, Nov. 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
This day we memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia.
For info on a recent attack on a trans person in Corvallis see these stories:
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NEW & REVISED ITEMS marked with (***)
During COVID restrictions, the Recurring Events are left as placeholders until in-person meetings resume.
(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); Boycott Texas on Wednesdays (5-6pm); ORCA has Thursdays; and the Greens have Fridays, 5-6pm.
Please let me know if there are changes to those. Thanks. bb.]
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: email@example.com and https://midvalleyiww.org/
On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/midvalleyIww
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.
Second Sundays at 2pm: Corvallis Divest from War
Zoom for now
Plan and implement local campaigns, including divestment and opposing nuclear weapons, to support regional organizing against US wars and the US war machine.
FMI & to request the Zoom link: Bill @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Striving to bring universal health care to Oregon within 3 years.
Meeting times may vary. Please contact Rick about the upcoming meeting schedule: email@example.com
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.
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
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/
First Tuesdays, 7pm: Corvallis Feminists Book Club
Casual discussion of a different book each month.
Second Tuesdays, 7pm: Linn-Benton Green Party Meeting
101 NW 23rd, Corvallis (23rd & Monroe)
Wednesdays, 5pm – 6pm: Corvallis Boycotts Texas Vigil
You know why. Bring signs and signs provided.
Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 4pm – 5pm: 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
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.
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/
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.
Please email Carla for the zoom link: carla476[at]gmail.com; http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org/
Every other Thursday, 6pm: Occupy Corvallis Reading Group
OSU, Hovland Hall, Rm. 104
See the Google progressive events calendar for dates.
Second Thursdays, 6:30pm: NAACP Corvallis Chapter Meeting
Monthly Membership meetings are held virtually via Zoom.com.
To receive the zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
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.
Fourth Thursdays, 6:30pm: 350 Corvallis
101 NW 23rd, Corvallis (23rd & Monroe)
Every Friday, 4pm – 6pm: Our Revolution Corvallis Allies (ORCA)
Check the ORCA website & FB page for updates: http://orca-us.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/Our-Revolution-Corvallis-Allies-110378390508204
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., email@example.com
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.
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: https://www.facebook.com/salemoregondsa/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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