Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Corvallis Progressive Events Calendar

Updated: October 18, 2020

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Wildfire Evacuee Support

It’s On Us Corvallis volunteers have been working to raise funds and coordinate efforts with county government, local restaurants, and local farmers to help feed those who have been evacuated from wildfires to Corvallis.

To donate or volunteer: https://bentoncountywildfireresponse.recovers.org/

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You might also consider donations to the South Corvallis Food Bank: http://www.southcorvallisfoodbank.org/

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Oct. 14 – 28: Annual Corvallis Fill Your Pantry Online Pre-ordering

See the Nov. 8 listing for details

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Sunday, Oct. 18, 4pm: We Are Stronger Together

Linn County Courthouse, Ellsworth St., Albany

Let’s come together as a community and show support to our marginalized members, declaring that hate groups are not welcome here. Black Lives Matter.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/662366544403496/

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Sunday, Oct. 18, 6pm – 7:30pm: “Necessity: Part II” Documentary Benefit

Online

Join The CLDC and filmmakers October 18th for a preview and panel discussion for “Necessity: Part II.” Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-liberties-defense-center-necessity-documentary-benefit-registration-122246615919?aff=cldc This event will feature an exclusive sneak preview of a documentary film currently in production featuring the legal work of CLDC founder Lauren Regan and activists in Oregon fighting fossil fuel infrastructure and transport. The film offers an urgent assessment of the immense threats to the planet that are now inescapable with fires engulfing much of the Pacific. But it also tells a powerful story of grit, determination, and creative possibilities as communities come together in a larger fight to save the planet.

FMI: https://cldc.org/event/necessity-part-ii-documentary-benefit/

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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 4pm – 6pm: Gender as a Colonial Construct

Zoom

Gender as a Colonial Construct will be a roundtable discussion with Kimmortal about the topic of gender and its use as a colonial construct.

Kimmortal is a queer Filipinx artist and activist.

Hosted by the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, OSU along with the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, Pride Center, and SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network, the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center is collaborating with Kimmortal for three events to honor Queer History Month (QHM) and Filipinx American History Month (FAHM).

Zoom-Public: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/96814715772?pwd=dXJVTVhlaXJNMGxsYnY4ZCtpVFh3UT09

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2709925522564158/

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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7pm: Coffee, Politics and the Left [OSU]

Zoom

Hosted by Platypus Corvallis.

Our next Politics and the Left meet-up we discuss where does socialism stand in relation to the American Revolution?

Recommended reading: https://platypus1917.org/2020/10/01/the-fate-of-the-american-revolution/

Video: https://youtu.be/3TWbBzUydxk

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcuCvrTsjHtaNlh1UVGprn63LKqpSuV-K

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Wednesday, Oct. 21, 4pm – 5:30pm: Anti-blackness in Filipinx

Zoom

This event will consist of a panel and interview with Kimmortal about anti-blackness in Filipinx, and how you can tie your art and passions into activism, protest, and revolution.

Kimmortal is a queer Filipinx artist and activist.

Hosted by the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, along with the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, Pride Center, and SOL: LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network, the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center is collaborating with Kimmortal for three events to honor Queer History Month (QHM) and Filipinx American History Month (FAHM).

Zoom – Public: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/93591947025?pwd=WG54bklMVTZ5bjFCRFUzcFV6SXV6UT09

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/577529186330836/

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Sept. 16 & 30; Oct. 14 & 21: LERC Fall Webinar Series: “The Intersection of Racial Justice and Worker Advocacy”

Online

Hosted by the Labor Education and Research Center, U of O.

The Oct. 21 (final) session: Toolbox Essentials for Creating Racial Justice

Allies for racial justice in the trades has three domains: (1) Apprentice, (2) Union membership, and (3) Leadership. These domains will help unionists explore the complexities of creating an inclusive culture. We will discuss the internal process of NECA and IBEW Local 48 as an auto ethnography of Donna Hammond’s reflective experience as a Business Representative.

Register: https://uoregon.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqfu2rqT4tE90JHOKoZyaqjHPuIKhu5r9E

FMI on the full series: https://lerc.uoregon.edu/2020/09/04/lerc-fall-webinar-series/

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Saturday, Oct. 24, 5pm: Black Lives Matter Solidarity Protest

Benton County Courthouse

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2754686868184396/

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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8am and 4pm: CARDV Safe Families Benefit

Online

Staying home doesn’t always mean staying safe for survivors and their children, but you can help. Join us for our 2020 virtual Safe Families Benefit to learn about how COVID-19 has impacted CARDV, our clients, and how you can best support us during this difficult time.

The program will be approximately 30 minutes long and will be shown at 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The link for the showings will be shared closer to the event. Our program will feature a CARDV staff member, a past CARDV client and a short video showing. CARDV staff will be present live in the chat functions of both platforms to interact with supporters and answer any questions.

Any questions regarding event details should be directed to me: Events Coordinator, Janique Crenshaw, at janique.crenshaw@cardv.org

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/356000319082377/

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Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4pm – 5pm: Election Day Solutions Sign Line

Benton County Courthouse

Create a better future by joining the Healthy Planet = Healthy People campaign. Participate in a socially-distanced, sign display in front of Benton County Courthouse. Help us increase voter participation by enhancing awareness of the 8pm deadline to submit your ballot for the NOV 3rd Election. Bring signs with messages for voters and display them to oncoming traffic. All are welcome but participants must: 1) Be masked and socially-distant from others, 2) Use signs to silently convey messages, 3) Maintain non-violence, and 4) Respect all others.

Hosted by: Corvallis Climate Action Alliance

FMI: https://CorvallisClimateActionAlliance.org

Cool graphic with more info: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w6p5ktq81t7co9y/hp%3Dhp%201hr%20outreach%20%2810-10-20%29.png?dl=0

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Sunday, Nov. 8, 11am – 3pm: 12th Annual Corvallis Fill Your Pantry

Peoria Gardens:  32355 Peoria Rd SW, Albany

Fill Your Pantry is a one-day farmers’ market held every year in early November. This event offers bulk quantities of beans, grains, storage crops, and preserves. We believe this is a great way to facilitate 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.

Event Details and Dates: Online pre-ordering: October 14-28 at http://www.tenriversmarketplace.com

Pick-up and shop in person: Sunday,  November 8, 2020 11am-3pm at Peoria Gardens:  32355 Peoria Rd SW, Albany.

This is an outdoor venue!

Note: The event will be following strict guidelines regarding COVID-19 for the safety of all customers, vendors, and volunteers. Masks (or other protective face coverings) are required and a social distance of at least 6 feet will be observed between customers.

To sign up for updates and information about Fill Your Pantry: https://us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9dff3e3f5c2f825ac1ed027e4&id=f536a89de4

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Wednesday, Nov. 11, 4pm – 5:15pm: The State From Below: Democracy and Citizenship in Policed Communities

Webinar

This event is part of the Wayne Morse Center’s Public Affairs Speaker Series.

Vesla Weaver is the Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Her research aims to better understand the causes and consequences of racial inequality in the United States, how state policies and institutions shape political life and identity, and especially the effects of increasing punishment and surveillance in America on democratic inclusion.

FMI and to register for the Zoom event: https://calendar.uoregon.edu/event/the_state_from_below_democracy_and_citizenship_in_policed_communities

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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

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.

FMI:  http://www.mvhca.org/

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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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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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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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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

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.