Central Oregon Social Justice Center

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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. 

Wednesday, February 22, Standing Rock Resistance

Where: Downtown Bend Library, Brooks Room
When: 4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

By way of Trump's executive order, the Army Corps of Engineers granted the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Construction has begun again, and it is estimated to be finished in only 3 months! PopC and Rising Tide Central Oregon will be organizing fundraising, logistics, and carpooling. Learn how to get involved in Standing Rock Resistance.

Thursday, February 23, Health Care for All Oregon public meeting

When: 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue, Bend.

So what about access to affordable health care in these uncertain times? –Obamacare repeal; Medicare; Medicaid; OHP; HR 676– Health Care for All Oregon invites you to this public meeting for information and legislative action! 

Community-wide book conversation groups are now in session!

The Social Justice Center is joining COCC and Building Common Ground's community-wide conversation of Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva.  The conversations will span a period of six weeks. We hope you will join in this powerful exploration of stereotypes and advance our understanding of how to work for social justice in our community.

To participate, contact Bruce Morris at 503-951-8409 or brucem.bam@gmail.com

When: Tuesdays, Jan. 17 - Feb. 21. 6 p.m.

Where: Central Oregon Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving Ave.  

Amazon.com provides this description of the book: 
"Beneath our contemporary conversations about race lies a full-blown arsenal of phrases, arguments, and stories that account for racial inequalities. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how whites use these to account for and ultimately justify those inequalities. This provocative 
book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society."