Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar
Updated: October 10, 2021
Monday, Oct. 11, 2pm – 6pm: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Salem
Location Change: Riverfront Park, 200 Water St NE, Salem
Hosted by Salem Indigenous Now.
Come and enjoy our time together and observe Native dancing and singing.
Monday, Oct. 11, 5pm: Indigenous People’s Day, OSU
Please join us for Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021!
Hosted by: Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws – Oregon State University.
Our featured speaker this year is Alfred “Buddy” Lane IV, OSU alumni and Cultural Education Director for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. We are also joined by Steven Paul from the First Indigenous Nations Society and Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber.
Register at: https://beav.es/UGG
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 5:30pm: Virtual Community Meeting #2: Building a [bigger jail]
Ballots are going out this week.
Do we need a bigger jail? Join the discussion and give the BenCo commissioners your feedback.
More description from the government organizers on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/zoom-webinar-and-facebook-livestream/virtual-community-meeting-2-building-a-justice-system-for-the-future/1702755113258362/
Register to join via Zoom at https://bit.ly/BentonCoGov-JSIP-Webinar2
Sep. 14, 7pm; Sep. 29, Noon; and Oct. 16, 10am: Workshop: Buying and Owning Electric Vehicles
These free informational workshops are led by experienced EV owners, and are designed to cover the basic information you need to decide whether driving an electric car will work for you now. The workshops cover such topics as:
– Benefits of owning an EV
– Key considerations in shopping for a new or used EV
– Range, batteries, and charging
– Financial incentives
The workshops are presented by the Emerald Valley Electric Vehicle Association, a local chapter of the Electric Auto Association.
FMI & register: http://www.revuporegon.org
Saturdays, 11am – 1pm: ESSN Community Fora
Whirled Pies, 199 W 8th Ave, Eugene
The Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network (ESSN) is organizing a new Saturday Coffee Meet-up for ESSN members, allies, and the general public. This will be an opportunity to strengthen the network of activists, organizers, and concerned community members doing such good work in Lane County as we learn about the issues that most affect our community.
Subjects set for October are:
9th: The State of Labor in Lane County
16th: Housing for the Working Class
23rd: Oregon’s Long Term Care Crisis
Network allies who would like to plan a Forum relating to a campaign or issue you are working on can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the schedule.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 5pm: Building the Future: Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery
Straub Hall, 1451 Onyx Street, Rm. 156, U of O
The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics in Eugene is kicking off a two-year themed project called, Making Work Work, exploring the social and economic organization of work and its transformation, with a focus on vulnerable workers and an eye toward policy changes that better protect individuals and families.
The series will be introduced with a talk by C. Nicole Mason, the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). For the past two decades, Mason has spearheaded research on issues relating to economic security, poverty, women’s issues, and entitlement reforms; policy formation and political participation among women, communities of color; and racial equity.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 3pm – 5pm: CLDC Webinar: Censoring Pro-Palestinian Rights Activists
The Civil Liberties Defense Center will collaborate with our friends at Palestine Legal to discuss reactionary attempts to censor pro-Palestine human rights activists in U.S. university settings and in other venues.
Stay tuned for more information on this event and our fall webinar schedule, but please save the date in the meantime.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 4pm: Social Action Works: Lorenzo Triburgo
Lorenzo Triburgo, a full-time E-campus instructor of photography, critical theory and gender studies at Oregon State, will talk about carving pathways that support your passion for creativity and commitment to social justice.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Triburgo is a transqueer artist who employs performance, photography, video and audio to elevate transqeer subjectivity and to cast a critical lens on notions of the “natural.”
Presented by Social Action Works in the OSU College of Liberal Arts.
Saturday, Oct. 23, 9am – 3:15pm: 14th Annual Northwest Teaching for Social Justice Conference
Annual gathering of conversation, idea-sharing, and inspiration.
This year’s theme: “Rethinking Our Classrooms, Organizing for Better Schools”
Keynote talk by Dr. Bettina Love is titled, “We Gon’ Be Alright, But That Ain’t Alright: Abolitionist Teaching.”
The cost is $10 ($5 for students).
More info. & register: https://nwtsj.org/wp/
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 5:30pm: U of O African American Workshop & Lecture Series
Speaker: Emerson Sykes, ACLU staff attorney, “The Case for Free Speech and Racial Justice: Supporting Black activism on campus”
Recently, young, Black activists have played a central role in America’s ongoing reckoning with white supremacy and anti-Blackness through protest, advocacy, and creative expression. But this is nothing new. Student activists have long wielded the power to shape the cultural narratives and society around them. Reflecting on his experiences working with campus activists from across the US and throughout Africa, Sykes makes the case for reclaiming free speech as a progressive value and tool for social change.
Friday, Oct. 29, 8:10am & 6:10pm: KMUZ (Salem) Labor Radio: Support For IATSE
KMUZ over the air and online
Our KMUZ labor radio segment will air on Friday, October 29 at 8:10 AM and 6:10 PM (PDT) and will feature a visit with Rose Venetucci and Amanda Sager, leaders of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) here in Oregon.
IATSE is poised to make labor history with a nationwide strike if union-employer negotiations break down. Our visit with union sisters Amanda Sager and Rose Venetucci gives a full context for how this affects Oregon and IATSE and union organizing here and gives a view into the future as well.
KMUZ can be heard at 88.5 and 100.7 on the FM dial here in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, and it can be heard on the Web anywhere in the world at https://onlineradiobox.com/search?q=kmuz
Saturday, Nov. 6, 5:30pm: NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet (format change)
Hybrid event – see below
Annual event hosted by the NAACP Corvallis/Albany Branch will now be conducted partially in-person and partially online.
Boxed to-go meal and program pick up scheduled in both Albany and Corvallis: 2:00-4:00 (locations TBA).
Celebration Reception: 4:00-5:30, SEC Plaza, OSU Campus, appetizers and cash bar.
Virtual Celebration: 6:30, featuring Keynote Speaker: J. Luke Wood, Ph.d., Vice President of Student Affairs & Campus Diversity and Distinguished Professor of Education at San Diego State University.
Online Auction of Items, Services and Fun Experiences – Bidding opens October 30.
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.
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.
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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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