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.
Beyond Burns: The Growing Patriot Movement in Oregon
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Nativity Lutheran Church Sanctuary, 60850 Brosterhous Rd, Bend
Join us for a conversation with the Rural Organizing Project on the Patriot movement. Groups using extreme means to limit civic participation are causing a crisis in democracy and gaining traction. Based on extensive research by ROP, this gathering will share ways to counter their influence; to repair and rebuild relationships; and address the unmet needs of communities by organizing to create a welcoming community and democracy. Learn more about our activist kit with practical tools to save, or restore, participatory democracy.
Sponsors: Peace & Justice Team at First Presbyterian Church, Nativity Lutheran Church, Building Common Ground
Monday/Tuesday, October 3-4, Climate Change Solutions and Opportunities Conference
Where: Mt Bachelor Village Conference Center, 19717 Mt Bachelor Dr, Bend, OR 97701
Restaurant owners, businesses, farmers, and organizations of all kinds, as well as the general public will find sessions to help them save money, adapt to a changing climate, and avoid the increasing risks that many forecast will be both costly and catastrophic. Hear the experts, network, and learn what you can do. Greg Delgado will be the opening speaker; he will be talking about Communities at Risk. Visit the Climate Café held on Day 2 where people will discuss ideas for Central Oregon. For individuals, businesses and government.
Tickets: $25 Early Bird, Register at www.350deschutes.org
Friday, October 14, Jobs With Justice 6th Annual Awards Banquet and Fundraiser
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Rd, Bend, 97702
Each year Central Oregon Jobs with Justice takes an evening to join together and celebrate our labor and social justice communities. This year we will honor the work of individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to economic fairness, racial justice, peace and human rights in our community. Join us to support our community partners who are working for equality, human dignity and economic justice.
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