Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Updated: January 12, 2020

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Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:30pm: Freedom in the Anthropocene [panel]

The Valley Library, 201 SW Waldo Pl, OSU, Corvallis

Panelists:

//Rich Daniels, Emeritus Associate Professor of English, member of Radical Philosophy Association &  Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

//Ken Ward, Extinction Rebellion

//Max Wilbert, Deep Green Resistance

Hosted by Platypus Oregon.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/464826300882370/

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Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30am – 1:30pm: Corvallis Women’s March 2020

Central Park, Corvallis

This is a non-partisan event created to build, empower, and ignite our community.

Still We Rise – Women’s March Corvallis

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1306645526200387/

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Saturday, Jan. 18, 1pm: Documentary Film: Stink!

4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 SW Deschutes St, South Town, Corvallis

FREE showing of the documentary Stink!

Stink! informs the consumer on what we don’t know about the fragrances and chemicals lurking in our everyday products.  We invite all to come to learn how to be a savvier shopper and protect yourself in the process.

This event is FREE and open to all but space is limited so grab your FREE ticket at https://bit.ly/2PnMB5G.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional flyers.

Event Contacts:

Echo Alexzander 208-241-5018 echo@firstcorvallis.com

Cathryn Knock 208-301-8151 knockoutoils@gmail.com

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Monday, Jan. 20, 9am – 12:30pm: 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Breakfast (& Peace March)

CH2M HILL Alumni Center, 725 Southwest 26th Street, Corvallis

The annual Peace Breakfast, held on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while honoring members of the Oregon State community who carry his message and work forward in the present.

Tickets are required for the Peace Breakfast.

The Peace Breakfast is free and open to Oregon State community members and invited guests with registration. OSU ID# required and will be checked for validity. If a non-valid ID number is used, registration will be voided. Child care is available from 9-12 for those attending the breakfast and the Keynote Lecture following.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address will follow the Peace Breakfast at 11:00 a.m. in the La Sells Stewart Center. This year’s keynote speaker is Raquel Willis, activist and executive editor of Out magazine. As a Black queer transgender activist, writer and speaker, Willis is dedicated to inspiring and elevating marginalized individuals, particularly transgender women of color.

An Oregon State tradition, the Keynote Address will be followed by a Peace March at 12:30 p.m. from the La Sells Stewart Center to the Student Experience Center Plaza. The Peace March is an opportunity to join in solidarity with community members and reflect on Dr. King’s legacy of creating transformative change through non-violence.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/ch2m-hill-alumni-center/38th-annual-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration-breakfast/786336715163336/

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Thursday, Jan. 23, 4pm: Political Engagement and the Latino Electorate (Eugene)

Knight Library Browsing Room, U of O

Featuring Marisa Abrajano, professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego.

Cosponsored by the Wayne Morse Center and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies Department, U of O.

FMI: https://waynemorsecenter.uoregon.edu/

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Friday, Jan. 24, Noon – 1:30pm: Sustainability Coalition Annual Meeting

Corvallis Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave

The meeting will feature presentations on accomplishments of 2019 and plans for 2020. 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 organization’s efforts are directed toward goals outlined in Community Sustainability: A Framework for Action, which was developed with extensive community participation.

A highlight of the Annual Meeting will be updates on two of the Coalition’s primary climate action projects:

– Solarize Corvallis, a grassroots initiative to put solar panels at as many buildings in our community as possible by 2025.

– No Food Left Behind, a project to prevent wasted food that has been funded by generous grants from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Refreshments will be provided by First Alternative Co-op. In recognition of First Alternative’s 50th anniversary year, the program will include a special presentation by the Co-op.

Contact: info@sustainablecorvallis.org; 541-230-1237

Sponsor: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

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Friday, Jan. 24, 5pm – 7pm: Boots Riley CGE 20th Anniversary Celebration and Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

LaSells Stewart Center, 875 Southwest 26th Street, Corvallis

King Legacy Advisory Board and Coalition of Graduate Employees are pleased to announce that Boots Riley will be this year’s keynote speaker to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to celebrate the graduate employee union, CGE’s, 20th year as a recognized union for OSU workers.

Boots Riley is a prominent black American rapper, producer, screenwriter, community organizer and director whose pro-labor feature “Sorry to Bother You,” received universal acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Founder of the political Hip Hop group The Coup, Boots’ radical roots were forged from a young age by way of the International Committee Against Racism and the Progressive Labor Party (PLP).

Venue and ticket info: Registration is recommended but not required. See this page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boots-riley-celebration-of-mlk-jr-cge-20th-anniversary-tickets-88551577151

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2933495916661674

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Saturday, Jan. 25, 2pm – 4pm: No War with Iran, Day of Action

Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th St, Corvallis

The People of the World Say: NO WAR! The Trump administration is dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences. The people of the world need to rise up and stop it. For all who believe in peace, for all who are opposed to yet another catastrophic war, now is the time to take action. On Saturday, January 25 in cities across the globe, there will be protests against a new war in the Middle East. Please join us. Don’t forget to contact Congress and tell them to prevent Trump from being able to carry out his war!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/627227414701136/

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Sunday, Jan. 26, 4:00pm – 5:30pm: Medicare for All Winter Film & Forum Series

Corvallis Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave

Hosted by Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates (mvhca.org)

Nationally, the possibility of  “Medicare for All” is gaining a lot of attention.  But what is Medicare for All? How does it compare to our current health care system?  How would we pay for it?

Learn the answer to these questions and more from films to be screened during January and February at the Corvallis Public Library.  Following each film will be a moderated Q&A session.

Film: “Power to Heal:  Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution”  (56 minutes)

POWER TO HEAL tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to health care for all Americans over the age of 65.  Find out how institutionalized racism continues to impact accessibility to health care under our current system.

See also companion events on Jan. 9 and Feb. 13.

Cost:  All events are FREE.  Everyone is invited!

For more information, contact:  Jennifer Carlin; jenn_carlin@hotmail.com; 541-231-0008

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Jan. 31: Deadline for ROP Fellowship Applications

Jan. 1: Deadline for nominating someone for an ROP Fellowship.

Jan. 31: Deadline for applying for an ROP Fellowship.

[The Rural Organizing Project (ROP)] is thrilled to announce that we are currently accepting applications and nominations for the 2020-2021 Rural Organizing Fellowship! We are excitedly preparing to resource, train, and bring together 15 fellows between the ages of 16 and 30 years old for the Fellowship, which will run from April 2020 to April 2021.

Nominate: Do you know a young climate activist planning walkouts or actions? Is there an emerging leader heading up groups or clubs at school? Is there a young person who has all the instincts of a community organizer who would thrive in a community of peers from around the state?

Apply: Are you hungry to create change in your rural community or small town? Eager to learn the skills to organize, build power, and win on the issues that matter most?  Learn more about the fellowship at rop.org/fellowship. Apply to be a fellow at rop.org/apply!

Have questions? Need information or materials to share in a different format? Email Hannah at fellowship@rop.org or call 541-802-6020.

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Thursday, Feb. 6, 6pm – 8pm: Community Dialogs:  A House Divided: What would we have to give up to get the political system we want?

MU Horizon Room, OSU

Explore multiple perspectives on the ways to improve the political system in the United States. Open to the entire OSU and Corvallis community. Review the issue advisory (English or Spanish) to familiarize yourself with the dialogue content and the three options that will be deliberated (Reduce dangerous, toxic talk, Make fairer rules for politics and follow them, Take control and make decisions closer to home).

This event is dialogic in nature. As such, we may not be able to accommodate late arrivals. We ask that participants attend the full two hours.

FMI: https://cel.oregonstate.edu/students/community-dialogues

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Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:00pm – 8:30pm: Medicare for All Winter Film & Forum Series

Corvallis Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave

Hosted by Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates (mvhca.org)

Nationally, the possibility of  “Medicare for All” is gaining a lot of attention.  But what is Medicare for All? How does it compare to our current health care system?  How would we pay for it?

Learn the answer to these questions and more from films to be screened during January and February at the Corvallis Public Library.  Following each film will be a moderated Q&A session.

Film: “Universal Health Care:  How Do We Pay for It?” (12 minutes)

Under our current system, the per capita cost of medical care in the United States topped $11,000 in 2018.  Costs for basic insurance coverage and medications continue to rise, yet millions of Americans remain uninsured, underinsured, or are going without care they need.   Find out why a single payer system would cost less, while covering everyone.

See also companion events on Jan. 9 and Jan. 26.

Cost:  All events are FREE.  Everyone is invited!

For more information, contact:  Jennifer Carlin; jenn_carlin@hotmail.com; 541-231-0008

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Saturday/Sunday, Apr. 4 & 5: Opening Space for the Radical Imagination III

OSU

Call for Presenters link: https://forms.gle/Egq4gHfrKpwNytu36 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 oregonimagines.com

**Registration will open in March, 2020.

FMI: https://www.imaginativespaces.org/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/454620235189492/

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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, 5:00pm: 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 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

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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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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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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Every other Wednesday, 6pm: Occupy Corvallis Reading Group

OSU, Hovland Hall, Rm. 104

See the Google progressive events calendar for dates.

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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: 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

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

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Third Thursdays, 7pm: Benton County Democrats Monthly Meeting

Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St, 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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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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