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Central Oregon Social Justice Center

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. 

Friday, October 20, Rally – Resist the Trump Agenda
When:
 12 noon
Where:
 1051 NW Bond St, Bend, in front of Congressman Walden's office
What:
 We are rallying outside of Congressman Walden’s office to say no to healthcare cuts, no to attacks on immigrants, no to attacks on our rights and no to the Trump agenda! Stand up and speak out with local progressive organizations, unions and more. Brought to you by: Central Oregon Strong Voice, Oregon AFL-CIO, SEIU, Family Forward Oregon, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, and the Democratic Party of Oregon.

Saturday, October 21, Autumn Celebration Farm Fundraiser
When:
 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Where:
 25360 Walker Rd, Bend
What:
 Newest farm in town opens its barn doors to the public. The Autumn Celebration farm fundraiser will feature a concert by local, all-female bluegrass group The Little Noisemakers, wood-fired pizza by farm-to-table cart Boonedog Pizza, and a live brewing demo by YNot Brewing. Classic harvest games and activities, such as bobbing for apples and cider pressing, will be available at this family-friendly event. A mini farmer's market including Hope Spring Dairy, Fields Farm, and Windflower Farm will be open for late season products. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a community art project to adorn the barn for years to come.
Cost:
 Entry fee to the Autumn Celebration is $10 to $20 sliding scale for adults, free for children, and includes participation in all events, music, as well as light refreshments. Participants are helping to raise money for greenhouses, fruit trees, and more sustainable agriculture in Central Oregon.
Info/RSVP:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/146671739164964/

Wednesday, October 23, Prineville Showing of Not In Our Town: Class Actions, Students Stand Up to Hate and Bullying
When:
 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where:
 Prineville campus of Central Oregon Community College, Room 112
What:
 Not In Our Town: Class Actions profiles students and community members who are creating change in the wake of racism, anti-Semitism, and the traumatic consequences of bullying. Sponsored by COCC’s Jewish Club.

Monday, October 23, Advancing Equity & Inclusion In Our Daily Work
When:
 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Continental Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Presentation at 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Lunch Provided)
Where:
 Redmond Center for Technology Education, Room 209, 2324 SE College Loop, Redmond
What:
 Equity and inclusion are both a moral imperative and good for nonprofit business and our society. Nonprofits are stronger when every board and staff member takes action in this direction. In this workshop, participants will: Get an overview of the effective NAO DE&I Framework, Discuss essential DEI definitions, Take a personal DEI assessment, Learn how to work across differences, Understand the power of Mindsets in DE&I work, Gain tools to practice and continue the DE&I conversation. Presenter is Sara Curiel Paez, Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Association of Oregon.
Cost:
 No cost to attend, registration required.
Registration:
 https://nonprofitoregon.org/civicrm/event/register?id=2947&reset=1
Contact: 
503-239-4001 x123 or training@nonprofitoregon.org

Monday, October 23, Central Oregon Labor Chapter Monthly Meeting
When:
 5:30 p.m.
Where:
 Central Oregon Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving, Bend
What:
 Monthly meeting of a coalition of labor, worker's rights groups, and community groups. Faith groups and others welcome.

Tuesday, October 24, Bend Showing of First Generation, Film Screening and Discussion
When:
 6:00 p.m.
Where:
 Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Boyle Education Center, Room 155
What:
 Filmmaker Alex Fenderson's new documentary First Generation explores the journey of four different high school students hoping to become the first members of their families to attend college.

Tuesday, October 24, Stop Pacific Connector Pipeline
When:
 6:00 p.m.
Where:
 Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St
What:
 Don’t miss this empowering film produced by the Klamath Nation and Rogue Climate. Then join the force to stop a Canadian Company from pushing through the 233 MILE “Pacific Connector” gas pipeline and affiliated Jordan Cove LNG export terminal for fracked gas from the Rockies. With NO confirmed markets, the proposed project would threaten sacred tribal and burial lands, more than 400 rivers and streams and declare eminent domain affecting more than 300 landowners for the benefit of a foreign corporation. Engaging discussion and simple actions following the film. Event sponsored by 350Deschutes.
RSVP/Info:
 http://bit.ly/2xiw4UC

Wednesday, October 25, Redmond Showing of Not In Our Town: Class Actions, Students Stand Up to Hate and Bullying
When:
 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where:
 Redmond campus of Central Oregon Community College, Building 3, Room 306
What:
 Not In Our Town: Class Actions profiles students and community members who are creating change in the wake of racism, anti-Semitism, and the traumatic consequences of bullying. Sponsored by COCC’s Jewish Club.

Saturday, October 28, Scout Camp Trail Maintenance
When:
 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where:
 Scout Camp Trailhead, Scout Camp Trail, Terrebonne
What: 
Are you in good physical condition and want to help with trail maintenance on Scout Camp Trail? This steep trail has accumulated a lot of small rocks and debris over the busy summer season. Join Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area and crew leaders Eric Hanson and Jeff Scheetzan for an opportunity to improve the footing, safety, drainage and overall condition of this spectacular local trail.
Info: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scout-camp-trail-maintenance-tickets-38699966642

Saturday, October 28, Taste of Emerge in Bend – Emerge Oregon Candidate Training
When:
 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where:
 Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend
What: 
Join Emerge Oregon and the Deschutes County Democrats to learn about the key components of running a successful campaign! Space is limited. Join us after the training for a social event!
RSVP:
 https://act.myngp.com/Forms/4384959483287176960


Sunday, October 28, Citizens' Climate Lobby OR Stewardship Tour (Prineville Stop)
When:
 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where:
 Bowman Museum, 246 N Main St, Prineville
What:
 Please join us for a discussion of a market-based solution to addressing climate change while maintaining a thriving economy. Support a revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend that aims to reduce carbon emissions while spurring employment. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is dedicated to advancing climate policy in a nonpartisan way using a network of thousands of volunteers across the country. Refreshments provided. For other stops in the nine-city tour, please go to www.oregontour.org.

Sunday, October 29, Citizens' Climate Lobby OR Stewardship Tour (Redmond Stop)
When:
 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where:
 Round Table Pizza, 810 SW 11th St, Redmond
What:
 Please join us for a discussion on a market-based solution to addressing climate change while maintaining a thriving economy. Support a revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend that aims to reduce carbon emissions while spurring employment. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is dedicated to advancing climate policy in a nonpartisan way using a network of thousands of volunteers across the country. Refreshments provided. For other stops in the nine-city tour, please go to www.oregontour.org.

Wednesday, November 1, Strong Voice Q4 Meeting
When:
 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where:
 Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving St, Bend
What:
 Strong Voice is a union-led, community organizing forum, welcoming community groups and individuals.