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.
Thursday, September 1, LWV First Thursday Luncheon: Suicide Prevention Month
When: 12:00 p.m.
Where: Black Bear Diner, 1465 NE 3rd St. Bend, OR 97701
This month’s speaker will be Cheryl Emerson, who serves on Central Oregon Suicide Prevention Alliance. She is passionate about suicide prevention and trains community members, educators, medical & mental health professionals, law enforcement and military personnel in suicide prevention & intervention using evidence-based programs & practices. She also offers consultation in postvention. Ms. Emerson serves on the Central Oregon Suicide Prevention Alliance, the associated Primary Care Workgroup, and the Oregon State University-Cascades Health Advisory Council.
Monday, September 5, Solidarity Day Picnic at Pioneer Park
When: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Pioneer Park, 1525 NW Wall St, Bend, OR 97701
This Labor Day, celebrate with your family and fellow union members at your local Labor Day
picnic, sponsored by the Central Oregon Labor Council. Come join us for fun, food and solidarity!
Monday, September 12, Central Oregon Jobs With Justice Board Meeting
When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving Ave. Bend
Monthly Central Oregon Jobs With Justice board meeting. Jobs with Justice fights for living wage jobs, fair trade, immigrant rights, and against privatization, globalization and inhumane workfare programs. We will be discussing our current projects and plans for the near future.
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
What: Central Oregon Jobs with Justice’s Sixth Annual Awards Banquet. We will honor a faith group, a social justice organization and individuals for outstanding contributions to justice in Central Oregon. Funds raised go to support Central Oregon JwJ and the Social Justice Center. More details soon to come!
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