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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. 

Saturday, July 21, VegNet Bend Community Potluck
 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
 The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend
 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.
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Sunday, July 22, Deschutes Democrats Meet the Candidates – BBQ Fundraiser
 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 Ponderosa Park Shelter (enter the park on Wilson Ave), 225 SE 15th St, Bend
 The Deschutes Democrats would like to invite you to our Meet the Slate Summer BBQ. This event will have a suggested donation of $15 and will include dinner. The money we raise will go directly towards our Neighborhood Leader Program for this November. Meet these candidates:
– Eileen Kiely for the Oregon 53rd
– Karen Rippberger (HD 55)
– Amy For Deschutes
– James Cook for Deschutes

– Sally Russell on Bend City Council
– City Councilor Barb Campbell
– Team Jamie McLeod-Skinner for Oregon (Jamie herself has a prior engagement – she’s in demand and planning way ahead!)
This event will serve as our regular meeting for July and we will briefly cover official business. There will not be a meeting on July 12 as scheduled.

Monday, July 23, Central Oregon Labor Chapter Monthly Meeting
 5:30 p.m.
 1900 NE Division Street, Unit 203, Bend
 Monthly meeting of a coalition of labor, worker's rights groups, and community groups. Faith groups and others welcome.

Wednesday, July 25, Jefferson County Democrats Central Committee Meeting
 6:00 p.m.
 Madras Library Annex, upstairs. Annex is on E Street between 7th & 8th Streets in Madras
 Fran Davis, 541-923-7403

Tuesday, July 31, Benefit for Kôr Community Land Trust Benefit – Pete Kartsounes House Concert
 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 What better way to spend a July summer night than at a house concert in historic downtown Bend listening to some fantastic music! Join us for an up close and personal evening with Pete Kartsounes - award winning singer-songwriter, flat picker, and cutting-edge musician. After 19 years submerged in the Colorado bluegrass scene sharing the stage with bands such as Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass and Yonder Mountain String Band, Pete now resides in Bend, OR spending most of his days teaching guitar, song schools, and touring with his dynamic act The Good Time Travelers.
 $18 through, or $22 at the door (email for the house address if you plan to buy at the door). Beer and wine will be provided for a suggested donation. All proceeds from this event support Kôr's mission!