Central Oregon Social Justice Center

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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. 

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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

Saturday, May 19, 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/

Saturday, May 19, Bridging the Divide – Free Workshop
When:
 1:30 p.m.
Where:
 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend
What:
 Political polarization is the biggest challenge facing us today. Until we start bridging the divide between LEFT and RIGHT we won’t solve any of our most pressing problems. Join Marla Estes & Rob Schläpfer to explore how we became so divided and how we move toward effective political change based on cooperation. Marla Estes founded School of the Examined Life to foster personal growth by teaching human psychology using film. She is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Oregon University. Rob Schläpfer is a former evangelical pastor, professor, and publisher.

Saturday, May 19, Political satirist Will Durst in a benefit for KPOV
When:
 7:00 p.m.
Where:
 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend
What:
 Durst Case Scenario. Political satirist Will Durst returns to Bend with another hilarious, scathing assault on our political system in the age of Trump. A fundraiser for KPOV, High Desert Community Radio, 88.9 fm.
Tickets:
 $20; $18 for KPOV members in advance; $25 at the door
Contact:
 KPOV, 541-322-0863; info@kpov.org; www.kpov.org

Saturday, May 19, 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/

Wednesday, May 23, Jefferson County Democrats Central Committee Meeting
When:
 6:00 p.m.
Where:
 Madras Library Annex, upstairs. Annex is on E Street between 7th & 8th Streets in Madras
Contact:
 Fran Davis, 541-923-7403

Monday, May 28, 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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Amnesty International 610 May Meeting
When:
 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (note earlier time)
Where:
 Bend Downtown Library, 601 NW Wall St., Brooks Room
What:
 Dr. Rudoff recently returned from Bangladesh where he shot a series of photos detailing the life of the Rohingya Muslim refugees. They fled as a result of the violence directed at them by in Myanmar (Burma) by the Burmese Army. The meeting will start with these photos showing the conditions in the camps in Bangladesh. Lauren Fortgang, Policy Director of the Never Again Coalition will follow this up with the Postcard Campaign, part of the Burma Act to hold the Burmese soldiers accountable and to lobby our legislators to act to stop the ongoing Genocide and to provide aid to the Rohingya in the camps. Sign a Postcard save a Life. For more information please contact Phil at 541-388-1793 or phil@tiedyed.us. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 30, Wildflower Wild Wednesday
When:
 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where:
 Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln, Ste 1, Bend
What:
 On May 30th, local photographer and wildflower expert M.A. Wilson will share her knowledge of the best hikes and the best wildflowers to see here in central Oregon. From the slopes of the Cascade mountains to high desert sage brush country, we’ll cover the best spring and summer hikes in central Oregon. Event is free and open to the public. Event put on by Oregon Wild.
Contact:
 Sarah Cuddy, Oregon Wild. sc@oregonwild.org