Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Updated: August 2, 2020

Calendar released on occasional Sundays as events are submitted.

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Now through August: Hiroshima-Nagasaki 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Online

Since we were unable to conduct our normal in-person public commemoration, we have posted several online events in a Word document posted here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9wxbh720ytht18k/hiroshima2020.docx?dl=0

Also, we have set up a beautiful commemorative display in the east-facing windows of Oregon Coffee & Tea, 215 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis (2nd & Monroe). Please have a look when you visit downtown.

FMI: leahbolger@comcast.net

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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

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Sunday, Aug. 2, 11:30am – 12:30pm: Introduction to Indigenous Identities

Facebook Live

Join local activist Luhui Whitebear to discuss Indigenous identities. Questions can be sent to our Facebook Messenger prior to the event or asked during the event in the chat.

This will be broadcast on Facebook Live on this page – https://www.facebook.com/Beginning-Conversations-About-Anti-Indigeneity-117560216711897

These conversations are offered by donation. Donate to Luhui Whitebear on Venmo @Luhui-Whitebear

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Monday, Aug. 3, 2pm: Rep. Peter DeFazio Town Hall

Online

Register here: https://defazio.house.gov/live

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July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 26, 5pm: U of O LERC & OR AFL-CIO Labor Speaker Series

Zoom

Free Summer Speaker Series

This summer, the U of O Labor Education & Research Center (LERC) and the Oregon AFL-CIO are taking advantage of Zoom to bring national experts and labor leaders to Oregon union members.

All talks are free and will start at 5 pm and go for one hour, with time for questions and comments from the audience.

Schedule:

July 29: The labor movement’s role in the fight for racial justice (w/ Bill Fletcher)

Aug. 5: The state of Oregon’s unions (w/ OR AFL-CIO President Graham Trainor)

Aug. 12: Education in the time of COVID (w/ former US Asst. Sec. of Education Diane Ravitch)

Aug. 26: Oregon Legislative & Budget Update: The state of Oregon’s budget & Oregon workers (w/ AFL-CIO political director Jess Giannettino Villatoro)

Register here: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zCxjEwIvrjbXbD

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Thursdays, Aug. 6 – Sep. 10: 7pm – 8:30pm: White Fragility Book Study

Zoom

Hosted by the FUMC Corvallis

Join Rev. Leslie Chartier in this respectful forum for discussion around the ideas, provocation and discomfort around the book “White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.”

Sessions will be held via Zoom. Thursdays, 7:00 pm.

Sign-up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548aaaa23a5fb6-white

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Thursday, Aug. 6, 5pm – 7pm: Renters’ Rights: What You Need to Know

Zoom webinar w/ Q&A

Are you a tenant?

Join CLDC to learn more about your rights and what the legal consequences may be to a rent strike.

Register here: https://cldc.org/event/renter%27s-rights-what-you-need-to-know

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Future weekly CLDC webinars can be found here: https://cldc.org/events/

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Saturday, Aug. 8, 11am – 2pm: Peaceful BLM March

Central Park to BenCo Courthouse

Join us for a peaceful BLM march, to show support and to demand justice. This will be a kid-friendly march to the Courthouse. Starting at Central Park.  Once the march has been completed at the courthouse we will have a couple speakers from our community share their stories/experiences.

We also are demanding police accountability along with defunding Corvallis Police Department. To be clear, we don’t want CPD to be gone, but to take some of their funding to pour into our community.

Please bring signs, additional facemasks if you’re able and practice social distancing.

Public  · Hosted by Lily Abrams

and Sandee Stewart

FMI @ FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/272160294112758/

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July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, 6pm – 7pm: Exploring Together: A Focus on Race and Racism

Zoom

Hosted by the Salem Public Library.

Talking about race and racism is often uncomfortable, sometimes confusing, and almost always difficult. Salem Public Library invites you to get uncomfortable with us as we provide an opportunity for community members to do the important work of exploring race and racism in America. In this series of community conversations, staff will act as facilitators and work to establish a respectful and supportive space for everyone to contribute their thoughts, share questions, and explore the ideas from the readings and videos. Each of the three discussions will have its own focus:

Session 1: Systemic Racism and White Privilege (July 28)

Session 2: Race and the Criminal Justice System (August 25)

Session 3: The History of Racism in America and Oregon (September 22)

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list. See the FB page for this list: https://www.facebook.com/events/706758583439080/

Sign up to receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of each discussion: https://bit.ly/exploringtogether

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Wednesday, Aug. 26, Noon – 1:15pm: 2020 Virtual Sustainability Town Hall

Hosted by OSU Sustainability Office

Theme: “Bold Action: Communities Respond to the Climate Crisis”

Keynote Speaker: Kristin Eberhard, Director of Climate and Democracy at Sightline Institute

Registration opens during the week of July 13. Don’t miss out on the sustainability event of the year!

FMI: https://sustainablecorvallis.org

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Calendar Notes:

You can also view this page online at: https://wp.me/P2gYOB-wd

Note:  You can add these events to your personal calendar by clicking on: http://goo.gl/w12Zq (subscribe to the Google calendar page) or to subscribe for iCal (Apple calendars): https://goo.gl/fnUWwD

To submit an event, please email details to: calendar@vfpcorvallis.org

See the restrictions on content at the bottom of this list.

For archives of this text calendar (or to read the complete version of this one…in case your email provider/program has truncated it):

https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/corvallis_progressive_events_calendar

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Recurring Events (subject to change without notice):

NEW & REVISED ITEMS marked with (***)

During COVID restrictions, the Recurring Events are left as placeholders until in-person meetings resume.

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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 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: glasslab@fastmail.fm

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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: info@midvalleyiww.org and https://midvalleyiww.org/

On Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/790625494747091/

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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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First Tuesdays, 7pm: Mid-Willamette NOW Book Club

***Zoom

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

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

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Third Tuesdays, 7:15pm, Mid-Willamette NOW Monthly Meeting

***Zoom

Local chapter of the National Organization of Women.

More information: midwillamettenow@gmail.com

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mwillamettenow/

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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: https://bit.ly/3aKl1sc

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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: 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.

Everyone welcome.

Please email Carla for the zoom link: carla476[at]gmail.com; http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org/

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***Second Thursdays, 7pm: NAACP Corvallis Chapter Meeting

****No meeting in August, 2020.

Monthly Membership meetings are held virtually via Zoom.com.

To receive the zoom link, email info@naacpcorvallisbranch.com 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.)

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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)

Weekly Brew-ins are suspended.

Check the ORCA website & FB page for updates: http://orca-us.org/ & https://www.facebook.com/Our-Revolution-Corvallis-Allies-110378390508204

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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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This text list announces events of a progressive nature in and around the Corvallis area, i.e., those which foster progressive activism or education. We will not publish events primarily intended to support political candidacy or commercial enterprises. The moderator reserves the right to screen content. Events must be within about an hour drive of Corvallis. Online events must be for local organizing.