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.
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Friday, July 29, Oregon Strong Voice Statewide Summit
When: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: University of Oregon School of Law, 1515 Agate St. Eugene
Oregon Strong Voice is a statewide network of regional alliances between labor unions and community-based organizations. This summit will be a unique opportunity to convene labor and community partners from throughout the state to share skills, experiences, learn from experts and re-energize for a vigorous election season and beyond. Since the last summit, Strong Voice has been working at the local level on issues including affordable housing, income inequality, removing barriers to employment, and fighting anti-immigrant and anti-worker attacks. For more info, and to register, visit http://www.oraflcio.org/osvsummit
Sunday, July 31, United Hope: A Vigil for Peace
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Sanctuary, 230 NE 9th St, Bend, OR 97701
Join Pastors Steven and Jenny, Chris, Jed, Dave and community leaders to stand with Orlando, #blacklivesmatter, police, Nice, Istanbul, Munich and the violence that goes unnamed. In response to violence, we come together across our community, united in compassion, love, grief and unity. If you’re wondering if you belong, you do. Speakers include District Attorney John Hummel and others.
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/938454506277468/
Monday, August 8, 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 and immigrant rights, and against privatization, globalization and inhumane workfare programs. We will be discussing our current projects and plans for the near future.
Wednesday, August 10, Oregon Strong Voice Meeting
When: 5:00 p.m.
Where: TBD, (tentatively Central Oregon Social Justice Center, 155 NW Irving Ave. Bend
Quarterly meeting of the Central Oregon coalition of Labor, Community, Social Justice and Faith groups working together for justice in Central Oregon.