Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Updated:  June 23, 2019

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Monday, June 24, 7-9pm: Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates Annual Meeting

UUFC, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis

Election of new president and secretary plus an opportunity to review the year’s successes. One is the passage of SB 770 out of the Ways & Means subcommittee on June 17, 2019, to the full committee with a do-pass recommendation.  The MVHCA legislative committee has worked tirelessly to monitor several bills, including this one, over the recent legislative session. Members have written their representatives and senators, met with them at the Capitol, and provided important testimony in favor of health care reform. A key supporter of the legislation is Senator James Manning (D-district 7).


Tuesday, June 25, 3:00pm-6:30pm: Solidarity Share Fair (Eugene)

Monroe Park (10th and Monroe St), Eugene

The Neighborhood Anarchist Collective is hosting its 17th monthly Share Fair.

The fair will be providing free goods and services from local people, organizations and community groups to unhoused and working class members of the community. There will be food, live music, haircuts, massage, bike repair, and a chance to know other folks in the community – and it’s all free!


Donate supplies:

Donate money:

Facebook event with more info:



Thursday, June 27, 5pm: Global Climate Strike – webinar public viewing & potluck

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 Circle Blvd

Find out more about the Global Climate Strike and how Corvallis can participate!

Everybody concerned about the Climate Crisis invited!

Potluck following the webinar; details below.

MANY organizations across the globe will be participating in the Global Climate Strike.

This call is organized by 350.

NOTE:  If you would rather watch this at home you may register for the

call by way of the link to registration:

The form will demand an answer to what 350 chapter you belong to.  Just

fill in 350 Corvallis. This is not saying you are or want to be a member

of 350 Corvallis.

Everybody is invited to a vegetarian potluck dinner at 6:00 after the

webinar–A chance for conversation about the content of the webinar and

to socialize with fellow climate activists.

We will set a date and time for a follow-up meeting to begin talk about what Corvallis might do on Sept 20th.


Thursday, June 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Public Meeting on New Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Instability and Homelessness Advisory Council

Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Ave, Corvallis

The City of Corvallis and Benton County will host a community meeting to gain feedback on the governing structure and bylaws of a multi-jurisdictional group that will advise and make recommendations to the City of Corvallis and Benton County concerning how to assess, plan and respond on the issues of homelessness.

The community meeting will include a presentation of the governing structure and bylaws, and an interactive feedback process that will allow people to keep their comments anonymous. Community members who cannot attend and wish to provide feedback may email The meeting will also include a brief summary of the May 13 community workshop on safety and livability.

The formation of a multi-jurisdictional housing instability and homelessness advisory council follows the dissolution of the Housing Opportunities Action Council in May 2019.



Fridays, June 14 & July 12, 10:30am – Noon: OSU International Faculty and Scholar Coffee Socials

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis

Join OSU Visiting Faculty, Scholars, families and friends for conversation, coffee/tea and light snacks.

Sponsored by CMLC, OSU Folk Club, Crossroads International, and OSU Office of International Services.

Public. Free.



Saturday, Aug. 10, 11am – 6pm: Eugene-Springfield Pride in the Park

Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene

Come join LGBTQ Family, Friends & Allies!

Featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, vendors and much more. Come out and relax at the park with community and celebrate the diverse expression of PRIDE!

The Mission of PRIDE is Promoting Respect In Diverse Expression (P.R.I.D.E.) for Arts and Culture of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally communities.

Much more info at



Recurring Events (subject to change without notice):


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, 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:

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

Albany Main Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany (Second Sundays; Info: 541-926-7070)

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.

*The Corvallis meetings are suspended until further notice.




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.



**(Changed, 6/20/19)

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;


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

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


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:

On Facebook:


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:


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.


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.



Every other Wednesday, 6pm: Occupy Corvallis Reading Group

OSU, Hovland Hall, Rm. 104

See the Google progressive events calendar for dates.


First Thursdays, 6pm: 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:


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.


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

3850 Portland Rd NE #100, Salem

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:



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