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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, April 7, Town Hall with Representative Buehler
When: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: St. Charles Medical Center Conference Room C, D (Located directly off the main entrance, in the Center for Health and Learning), 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend
What: Republican member of state congress will be taking your questions. Come early and meet outside the main entrance so we can get you situated and informed regarding questions to ask, and to provide signs if you want them. Progressive groups such as Oregon AFL-CIO and A Better Oregon will be there to help organize attendees.
Sunday, April 9, Salmon Run 2017: A Benefit for The Environmental Center
When: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Bend Armory, 875 SW Simpson Avenue, Bend
What: Experience the awesomeness of the salmon migration by completing your own Salmon Run! Begin and end your adventure along the Deschutes River and imagine what a river journey could be like for the mighty salmon. The backdrop couldn’t be more beautiful than the Deschutes River corridor in beautiful Bend, Oregon. The 2017 Salmon Run beneficiary is The Environmental Center! In the past 5 years, over $6000 has been raised for our programs. Participate in one of Bend’s oldest organized races for a GREAT cause!
Monday, April 10, Jobs With Justice Board Meeting
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Central Oregon Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving Ave, Bend
What: A local meeting of the national organization, Jobs With Justice, which advocates for worker's rights, worker's issues, and general progressive community issues. Meeting is open to people who are interested in the work.
Contact: Greg Delgado, 541-390-6213
Monday, April 10, 350Deschutes Monthly Volunteer Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Looking Glass Cafe, 150 NE Bend River Mall Dr, Bend (near Shopko mall)
What: Stop by our monthly volunteer meeting to see what 350Deschutes is up to and how you can get involved. We will be discussing the upcoming march in Bend as well as how Climate Policy is doing in Bend and in Oregon State. Lots of activities to get involved in. Hope to see you there!
Contact: Diane Hodiak, email@example.com
Tuesday, April 11, PFLAG Central Oregon Meeting
When: 6:30 p.m. (6:15 p.m. for library use and refreshments)
Where: Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Rd., Bend (Nativity Lutheran Church is an LGBTQ-friendly and welcoming church)
What: This is the Central Oregon chapter of Parents, Friends, and Family of Lesbians and Gays. Meetings are confidential and include introductions and "PFLAG Moments". They usually include a social event, a speaker or a topic for the evening with occasional breakout support groups depending on the need.
Wednesday, April 12, “Where’s Walden” Constituent Town Hall
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 NW College Way, Bend
What: Congressman Greg Walden has been invited to this constituent town hall to hear from impacted community members about the issues facing us, including what repealing the Affordable Care Act means for Oregonians and what rollbacks to vital Federal programs will mean to working people in our communities. If Congressman Greg Walden does not attend this event, we will provide the tools needed to take action and speak up for our community’s needs. Greg Walden is a longtime Republican member of congress for the district. He has not held a public event in our area for four years.
RSVP: Please register so we can track expected attendance. Hosted in part by the Oregon AFL-CIO. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greg-walden-constituent-town-hall-tickets-33316095338
Wednesday, April 12, Citizens Climate Lobby, Bend Chapter Meeting
When: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend
What: The Citizens Climate Lobby is working on federal policies that will reduce the emissions of Greenhouse Gases. Come join us!
Contact: Helen Seidler, firstname.lastname@example.org