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Central Oregon Social Justice Center

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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. 

Tuesday, May 24, What Kind of Schools Do Our Children Deserve?
When: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown Bend Library, Brooks Room, 601 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701

Join us for the forum Great Schools, Great Communities, as we explore the crisis in funding Oregon public schools and how we got here. Share your ideas on what it will take to provide all Oregon children a quality education. Learn more at

​Thursday, May 26, Wild Ones Launch Party

When: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

​Where: Oregon Wild Office, 2445 NE Division Street.  Bend, OR 97703

​​Wild Ones is a grassroots training program offered by Oregon Wild that will create a unique, grassroots leadership training program that invites folks of all backgrounds and ages, to engage in the political process on behalf of wildlife and wild places. We'll invest in volunteers to give some in-depth training in grassroots advocacy, and provide opportunities where your skills will make a difference. Along the way we'll share stories, take field trips, learn new skills, and most of all - have fun together.

Saturday, June 18, Oregon Homeless Bill of Rights presentation

When: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Bend's Community Center, 1036 NE 56h St.

What: A power point presentation followed by discussion, by members of Portland's group of Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP), a coalition of OR, CA, CO, who are supportive of houseless people and promote a Homeless Bill of Rights in the state legislature.
Contact: Karen Deora, or (503) 757-4186

Sunday, June 26, MRG Foundation Social Justice Summer Party

When: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 2621 Augusta St, Eugene, OR 97403, United States

What: Social Justice Summer Party is MRG Foundation’s signature Eugene event, bringing together a diverse community of donors, supporters, and grantees in the Eugene area. It is a great opportunity to build community, celebrate the great social justice work being done in Eugene, and help us to raise funds to grow MRG Foundation and the social justice movement in Oregon. 
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