Featurette

Who We Are


The Central Oregon Social Justice Center houses community and social justice groups, labor unions and justice-seeking law firms in a welcoming, common office space near downtown Bend, Oregon. With other local groups, we are working to build a broad coalition of diverse social justice allies into a unified movement for justice, democracy and human dignity in Central Oregon. 


What We Do

We offer shared infrastructure and meeting spaces to our office partners and make these resources available to local social justice, faith, and community groups doing great work in our community but lacking the resources of unions and larger groups.  


Our Groups


Our hosting group is Central Oregon Jobs with Justice. A broad array of faith, community, justice, union, equality, law and environmental groups share our space or participate in our local coalition. 

Saturday, July 21, VegNet Bend Community Potluck
When:
 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where:
 The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend
What:
 Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, a card listing ingredients, and your own cup, plate, and utensils. This is a family-friendly event. Suggested donation $2-5 to help cover room rental. To see this month’s theme and activity, visit VegNet Bend Group on Facebook or VegNet Bend on Meetup.
Info:
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/vegnetbend/ or https://www.meetup.com/VegNet-Bend/

Sunday, July 22, Deschutes Democrats Meet the Candidates – BBQ Fundraiser
When:
 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where:
 Ponderosa Park Shelter (enter the park on Wilson Ave), 225 SE 15th St, Bend
What:
 The Deschutes Democrats would like to invite you to our Meet the Slate Summer BBQ. This event will have a suggested donation of $15 and will include dinner. The money we raise will go directly towards our Neighborhood Leader Program for this November. Meet these candidates:
– Dr. Nathan Boddie for State Representative
– Eileen Kiely for the Oregon 53rd
– Karen Rippberger (HD 55)
– Amy For Deschutes
– James Cook for Deschutes
– Sally Russell on Bend City Council
– City Councilor Barb Campbell
– Team Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Oregon (Jamie herself has a prior engagement – she’s in demand and planning way ahead!)
This event will serve as our regular meeting for July and we will briefly cover official business. There will not be a meeting on July 12 as scheduled.

Monday, July 23, Central Oregon Labor Chapter Monthly Meeting
When:
 5:30 p.m.
Where:
 1900 NE Division Street, Unit 203, Bend
What:
 Monthly meeting of a coalition of labor, worker's rights groups, and community groups. Faith groups and others welcome.

The Central Oregon Social Justice Center has an office for rent. To inquire, contact cosjcenter@gmail.com

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