The Corvallis Advocate’s first CitySpeak event of the year will challenge participants to think critically about their part in the bigger picture that is climate change and its local and global effects. Most importantly, the event will challenge us to adopt the resolution this year of lessening our individual and group impacts, and discovering other ways we can combat climate change and climate injustice.
The event will be held in the main meeting room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 31. It will feature three panelists, covering an expanse of subject matter and expertise that will be integrated into an initial presentation period, followed by questions from the moderator, then an audience question and answer session, before closing remarks.
Moderating the panel will be me, Stevie Beisswanger, Editor-in-Chief of The Advocate. Panelists will include OSU climate change professor Jillian Gregg, Sustainability Coalition representative Jeannette Hardison, and Civil Liberties Defense Center Attorney Cooper Brinson. Panelists will provide tools and information into a range of topics, including general impacts, food waste reduction for individuals and businesses, and climate justice and activism.
The CLDC is providing a Legal Observer Training for activist and supporters.
Legal observers are trained volunteers who support the communities right to protest and engage in direct action. They observe the police and report their observations to an attorney for later use. Their presence is also a possible deterrent of any unconstitutional behavior from law enforcement. A legal observer being at a protest, march, or demonstration enables people to express their views and engage in their rights with the fewest possible consequences from law enforcement.
This training will provide you with the proper skills and information necessary to document and observe law enforcement during protest to keep demonstrators safe.
Please join us for this training and gain the skills necessary to help support and protect activists in your community!
WHAT: Legal Observer Training
WHEN: Thursday, Feb 7th 5:30-7:30
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church Social Hall, 1685 W. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402
Civil Liberties Defense Center’s annual Rebel Revelry fundraising event at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC).
Come unwind, get to know each other, and support the CLDC!
There will be live music, delicious food, local beer & wine, awesome climate and social justice activists from all across the country, & raffle prizes!
The event is a fundraiser for CLDC with a sliding scale $5-$100, suggested donation $20.
Help us celebrate more than 15 years of defending frontline activists! Please share with friends; the event is open to the community as well as conference attendees.
There’s no better time to be a rebel!
More details are coming soon!