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)
May 16, 2016
Film – How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change
In this film, Oscar nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on six continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
Eugene is one of the 100 cities that Josh, Tim DeChristopher, and Julia Olson will be visiting during their Let Go and Love Tour. 350 Eugene has helped put together this opportunity to watch the film and then discuss it with Josh, Tim, and Julia.
Come see the film Monday, May 16, at 7:00 pm at the First Methodist Church located at 1376 Olive Street in Eugene.
Admission is free. Suggested donation: $10.00.
Sponsored by 350.org Eugene and UO Climate Justice League.
May 26, 2016 – Oregon WAND Monthly Program
Fighting for the Rights of Oregon’s Marshall Islanders and Getting Somewhere
What does it actually take for the Oregon Legislature to vote yes unanimously on two bills – one of which is health care related?
It takes someone like Loyd Henion and the compelling stories of Oregon’s Pacific Island communities. Loyd learned about the Marshall Islanders from a live-in caregiver he hired for his mother. As he got to know more about this Island community living in Oregon, he came to recognize the injustices that were occurring regarding driver’s licensing and the lack of health care.
In pursuing change, Loyd won unanimous agreement from the Oregon Legislature on both efforts. He was recently invited to speak to the Oklahoma State House as it considers similar legislation for their Island communities.
Recipient of the Klonoski Award for Civic Engagement, Loyd will discuss this effort, how it came about, and where it goes from here.
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St., Eugene
Cost: Free and open to the public