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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. 

Central Oregon Social Justice Center

Upcoming Central Oregon Events

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

Featurette

Wednesday, August 8, 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, helen@lavaedge.net

Monday, August 13, Crook County Democrats Central Committee Potluck Dinner
When:
 6:00 p.m.
Where:
 Juniper Art Guild, 1635 SE Mountain View Dr., Prineville
What:
 Bring your favorite dish to share, hear from Jeanne Adkins, Oregon DPO Chair; Chela Sloper will play and sing for us. Good food & fellowship!
Contact:
 Rich Mires, CCDCC Chair, richmires@gmail.com, ‭(541) 633-0550‬

Monday, August 13, High Desert NOW Monthly Meeting
When:
 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where:
 See facebook page for each month's meeting location, https://www.facebook.com/HighDesertNOW/
What:
 High Desert NOW meets on the 2nd Monday of every month. Meeting locations change across the county every month in order to allow as many people to participate as possible. Check our Facebook page for this month’s location.

Tuesday, August 14, 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.
Info: http://www.pflagcentralor.4t.com/

Thursday, August 16, Pints and Politics
When:
 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where:
 Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln, Bend
What:
 It's a promising year for conservation voters, with a green wave forming for the November general election! Join OLCV, friends, volunteers and community members to hear from local candidates who care about protecting Oregon’s natural legacy. Learn why Amy Lowes and James Cook are running to serve as Deschutes County Commissioners, ask them questions, and find out how you can bring needed change to the Deschutes County Commission.
RSVP:
 https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-1548955697327112192?midqs=9rTaFP_FtJOTzroMEX_KMg==

Saturday, August 18, 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/