Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events

Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND programs are free and open to the public. Below you’ll find the Monthly Programs marked next to the event date. Oregon WAND Members & Allies: If you know of or are involved in an event that is aligned with the mission of WAND, please send us information about it for consideration in the Upcoming Events. *January-May, September, October, and November (third Thursday due to Thanksgiving; no program in December)

 

January 2017


January 11, 2017

Protest Against Climate Denier Cabinet Nominees

Trump Climate Denial Cabinet Protest in Eugene

Image: 350.org

On Wednesday, January 911th, at 4:00 pm, there will be a rally and protest at the new Federal Courthouse in Eugene, followed by a short march to the old Federal Courthouse on 7th & Pearl, where we’ll make our voices heard and sign and banners seen, opposing the worst of Trump’s Cabinet nominees. 350.org will be delivering a letter to our Senators at that time urging them to oppose four nominations in particular:

Scott Pruitt – for EPA (Oklahoma Attorney General)
Ryan Zinke – for Interior (Montana Congressman and Navy Seal Commander/Iraq war vet)
Rick Perry – for Energy (former Texas Governor)
Rex Tillerson – for Secretary of State (former CEO and chair of Exxon Mobil)

This Day of Denial will be taking place in all 50 states. Oregon WAND is a signer of the letter.

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017  (Postponed from the 9th due to weather)

Time: 4 PM
Location: Federal Courthouse, 405 East 8th Ave., Eugene

 

January 21, 2017

Women’s March on Washington in Eugene

Women's March on January 21 in Eugene

 

 

 

 

On January 21, 2017, in conjunction with the Women’s March on Washington, we will unite in Eugene, Oregon, and stand together in solidarity with our families and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our community – recognizing that our very diversity is the strength of our country. This is an INCLUSIVE march, and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights is welcome. More information on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 12 PM – 3 PM
Location: Federal Courthouse, 405 East 8th Ave., Eugene

 

January 26, 2017

Film: Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 — Oregon WAND Monthly Program

Nuclear Savage Film

Nuclear Savage reveals on of the most troubling chapters in modern American history: how the Marshall Islanders, labeled as uncivilized, were deliberately used as human guinea pigs, with devastating results.

The film follows the islanders today as they continue to fight for justice and acknowledgment of the harms done to them.

It also raises disturbing questions about racism, the U.S. government’s moral obligation to the people of the Marshall Islands, and why, decades later, the government continues to cover up the intent of the tests and Project 4.1.

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 7 PM
Location: Rm 19, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Cost: Free of charge and open to the public

 


February 2017


February 4, 2017

Workshop: Stand Together

Stand-Together-Workshop-Eugene-OR

 

An info-packed day-long workshop to gain practical ideas for effective, non-violent dissent and grow a movement to resist the forces that would undo the social and environmental progress made over the past several years. Special presentation by climate activist Leonard Higgins, one the five Valve Turners who shut down the flow of tar sands oil into the U.S. on October 11. Workshop topics range from outreach basics and legal observing to activist social media and knowing your rights. Plus a lot more.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Cost: Free of charge
For more info: sandrad2122@gmail.com