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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

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. 

Central Oregon Social Justice Center

Sunday, June 17, Sanchovore – On Farm Father's Day Dinner with Locavore and El Sancho
When:
 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where:
 Anker Farms, 61900 Anker Lane, Bend
What:
 join fellow Bend foodies for Sanchovore – a Father's Day Fiesta, hosted by Locavore and El Sancho at Anker Farm. This On Farm Dinner will feature lamb raised at Anker Farm, and local produce from Central Oregon. The menu includes a spread of appetizers such as fried plantains, chicharones, and guacamole; spring fiesta salad; Anker Farm lamb barbacoa with handmade tortillas and specialty salsas; and fresh Oregon strawberry tamales with sweetened sour cream for dessert. The drink menu features El Sancho's margaritas, micheladas, and Deseo Latin Lager by Sunriver Brewing. Locavore’s On Farm Dinners celebrate the bounty of Central Oregon's ranches and farms in an authentic setting. Favorite local chefs bring their culinary expertise outdoors for unique dining experiences. Locavore is dedicated to improving access to fresh, in-season, nutrient-dense, local food and educating the community about the benefits of sustainably produced food from local farmers and ranchers. Proceeds from this event help promote a more ecologically and socially just food system, public health, and diversification of the local economy. Learn more about Locavore at centraloregonlocavore.org.
Tickets:
 $65/Locavore members, $75/non-members at www.centraloregonlocavore.org.
Contact:
 Marie Maniscalco, 415-866-0990, marie@centraloregonlocavore.org

June 19, Get to know James Cook – Candidate Livestream
When:
 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
What:
 Get to know James Cook and why he’s running for Deschutes County Commissioner. Visit his Facebook page at the scheduled time to join the conversation or come back later to watch the full video. If you can’t make it live, we’d love to have your questions so James can answer them during his Facebook Live. Page is https://www.facebook.com/cookfordeschutes/

Wednesday, June 20, Film Viewing of Inhabit, a Permaculture Perspective
When:
 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where:
 The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend
What:
 Inhabit is an upbeat film that explores environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions using permaculture, or ecological design. A key concept in permaculture is to work with nature, not against it. It’s about adapting your property to produce food in an efficient way. It’s about care of the land, ethical living, moving away from destructive agriculture to regenerative, and deepening resiliency. The film INHABIT provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.

Wednesday, June 20, The Future of the Oregon Health Plan – Official OHA Event
When:
 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where:
 Central Oregon Community College – Health Careers Center, Northwest College Way, Bend
What:
 Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen is hitting the road this summer to engage Oregonians in a conversation about the future of the Oregon Health Plan. Allen is scheduled to travel to 10 communities to discuss how far Oregon’s health transformation has come and where it’s going, and to get feedback on proposed policy options to improve the state’s coordinated care system.

Thursday, June 21, Healthy Food: Healthy Planet Dinner
When:
 6:00 p.m.
Where:
 Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 NW Wall St, Bend
What:
 Join VegNet and 350Deschutes for great food and great company! Professionals will speak on “Benefits on Going Vegan” and “Climate Impacts of Food Choice”. Bring your own utensils, cup, and plate. Beverage provided. Kids and Students FREE with valid ID, others $5 donation.
RSVP suggested:
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthy-food-healthy-planet-tickets-46039437196?aff=erelexpmlt

Saturday, June 23, Central Oregon Pride 2018
When:
 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where:
 Drake Park, Bend
Info:
 https://centraloregonpride.org/

Monday, June 25, 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, June 27, 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

Friday, June 29, Ochoco Campout with Sierra Club Juniper Group
When:
 June 29, 3:00 p.m. – July 1, 1:00 p.m.
Where:
 Ochoco National Forest, near Prineville
What:
 The Juniper Group’s third Ochoco Campout is coming up! Experience the stillness of a ponderosa hillside, piney forest scents, Ochoco Creek’s gurgles, the shining infinity of a night-time sky. Isn't it time to recharge winter’s Nature deficit? We'll have all level of hikes, including at least one to the top of iconic Lookout Mountain. Friday evening we’ll have a short welcoming and orientation program. Saturday evening we’ll have a potluck group dinner and discussion about ongoing conservation efforts in the area.
Suggested Donation:
 $22/person for the weekend to cover campground, food, equipment and expenses. Children under 18 free.
Registration:
 You must register at http://events.eventzilla.net/e/ochoco-campout-2138932402