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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 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.
Friday, January 20, This is What Democracy Looks Like: Electoral College Reform
When: 2:45 p.m.
Where: Downtown Bend Library, Brooks room, 601 NW Wall St
The Electoral College has an interesting and colored history of racism, discrimination, and ultimately represents a degradation of our democracy. Five times in US history, the popular vote has not elected our president, twice in the last sixteen years alone. It is time to remove this anachronistic and undemocratic process. Find out how at this information session and brainstorm.
Saturday, Jan 21, Protect Our Progress Demonstration and Solidarity March
When: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Drake Park Bandstand, Bend
The Protect Our Progress Coalition is joining a combined effort between many organizations and movements to mobilize for a demonstration after Donald Trump's inauguration. We invite you to make this event a huge success.
Community-wide book conversation groups will begin again in January!
The Social Justice Center is joining COCC and Building Common Ground's community-wide conversation of Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva. The conversations will span a period of six weeks. We hope you will join in this powerful exploration of stereotypes and advance our understanding of how to work for social justice in our community.
To participate, contact Bruce Morris at 503-951-8409 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - Feb. 21. 6 p.m.
Where: Central Oregon Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving Ave.
Amazon.com provides this description of the book:
"Beneath our contemporary conversations about race lies a full-blown arsenal of phrases, arguments, and stories that account for racial inequalities. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how whites use these to account for and ultimately justify those inequalities. This provocative book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society."