Every fourth Thursday of the month*, Oregon WAND explores a compelling topic in depth with special features, guest speakers, and presentations. All Oregon WAND events 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)
October 22, 2015 — Oregon WAND Program
2015 Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea
In May of this year, Gwyn Kirk and an international delegation of thirty women peacemakers visited North Korea and crossed the DMZ as part of Women’s Walk for Peace in Korea. Join us on October 22, when she will discuss the event that marked the 70th anniversary of dividing Korea into two states by the Cold War countries, and what it was like to cross the 2-mile wide De-militarized Zone that separates millions of Korean families. Gwyn is a writer, teacher, and activist, and a founding member of Women for Genuine Security and the International Women’s Network Against Militarism.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Rm 19, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
November 19, 2015 — Oregon WAND Program
The Fight for Economic Fairness in Oregon
Michael Carrigan, Program Director of Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), will discuss the fight for economic and social fairness for all Oregonians and in particular the work of Our Oregon. Our Oregon, a coalition of organizations and concerned individuals, is currently working on several statewide ballot measures that would increase funding for services such as affordable housing, early childhood education, and K-12 programs. Carrigan will discuss these ballot measure and how they would impact Oregonians.
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, Rm. 19, 1376 Olive St., Eugene