Central Oregon Social Justice Center


Know Your Rights! - Regardless of who is President

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. 

Monday, June 25, Central Oregon Labor Chapter Monthly Meeting
 5:30 p.m.
 1900 NE Division Street, Unit 203, Bend
 Monthly meeting of a coalition of labor, worker's rights groups, and community groups. Faith groups and others welcome.

Wednesday, June 27, Main Street Alliance of Oregon hosts Small Business Oregon House District 54 Candidate Forum
 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 Hola Restaurant, 920 NW Bond St, Bend
 Main Street Alliance of Oregon, a coalition of over 4000 small businesses across the state will hold a small business candidate forum for House District 54 position. The Small Business Candidate Forum will provide Bend small business owners and voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss matters that impact the small business community in the upcoming election. It is critical for business owners have knowledge on ways the candidates and future elected officials can support small businesses and hear their plans to support our local and state economy.

Wednesday, June 27, Jefferson County Democrats Central Committee Meeting
 6:00 p.m.
 Madras Library Annex, upstairs. Annex is on E Street between 7th & 8th Streets in Madras
Contact: Fran Davis, 541-923-7403

Friday, June 29, Ochoco Campout with Sierra Club Juniper Group
 June 29, 3:00 p.m. – July 1, 1:00 p.m.
 Ochoco National Forest, near Prineville
 The Juniper Group’s third Ochoco Campout is coming up! Experience the stillness of a ponderosa hillside, piney forest scents, Ochoco Creek’s gurgles, the shining infinity of a night-time sky. Isn't it time to recharge winter’s Nature deficit? We'll have all level of hikes, including at least one to the top of iconic Lookout Mountain. Friday evening we’ll have a short welcoming and orientation program. Saturday evening we’ll have a potluck group dinner and discussion about ongoing conservation efforts in the area. Suggested Donation: $22/person for the weekend to cover campground, food, equipment and expenses. Children under 18 free.
 You must register at http://events.eventzilla.net/e/ochoco-campout-2138932402

Monday, July 2, Film Screening of Shattered: Journey Into a Silent Past, With Amnesty International 610
 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 Bend Downtown Library, 601 NW Wall St
 The film is a documentary about a Jewish family that fled Nazi Germany in 1937. Britta Franz, a 90 year-old Holocaust survivor of this family, will be on hand to answer questions about how the family escaped and established a new life in Salem, Oregon. The meeting is open to the public. A goodwill donation is suggested to cover expenses.
 For more information contact Calvin Mann at 541-390-7727 or at calvin@calvinmann.com, or contact Philip Randall at 541-388-1793, or at phil@tiedyed.us.

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Upcoming Central Oregon Events

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