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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 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, June 24, Central Oregon Pride
When: 12 noon – 6 p.m.
Where: Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend
What: Celebrating LGBTQQ Pride and diversity in our community. Live music, food, fun. Entertainment lineup includes: Emcee Poison Waters, Alice King, Mosley Wotta, Lady Dice, DJ Harlow, Purple Queen, Dykes on Bikes. Sponsored by Human Dignity Coalition.
Contact: Cait Boyce of Human Dignity Coalition, 541-385-3320
Sunday, June 25, Greenpeace Summer of Resistance Webinar Launch Event
When: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Bend Library, Brooks Room
What: On June 25th, thousands across the country will gather to join Greenpeace for the Summer of Resistance kickoff webcast. Communities will gather locally to watch the webcast to learn about non-violent, creative resistance and how to take our resistance to the next level.
Monday, June 26, Central Oregon Labor Council 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. We hope to have a lot of new faces at this meeting, and will attempt to use the majority of our time to discuss issues rather than procedural concerns. Please also remember to nominate a delegate member to the COLC from your union if you have not already done so.
Tuesday, June 27, General Meeting of Indivisible Bend
When: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Deschutes Library in Downtown Bend
What: We will discuss Indivisible Bend’s Mission and strategize on how we move forward as an organization. This is your group and we need to hear from all of you, your ideas, and how you see Indivisible Bend’s future. How are we most effective? What motivates you to Resist? What gives you the energy to Persist?
Wednesday, June 28, Wild Wednesday With Oregon Wild: Hiking the PCT
When: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Crow's Feet Commons Cafe, 869 NW Wall St Suite 4, Bend
What: Thinking about hiking some or all of the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon? Join Oregon Wild and guidebook author Eli Boschetto at Crow's Feet Commons for an evening of inspiring imagery and trail beta to help you start planning your own PCT adventure. Eli Boschetto, author of Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, will break down the state's 455 miles of PCT into manageable sections—each with stunning routes that can be hiked in a long weekend, a week or more. Details include trail accessibility, choosing campsites, finding water and getting the right permits for hiking from the rolling grasslands of the Soda Mountain Wilderness to the volcanic plains of the Central Cascades to the doorstep of Oregon's tallest peak, Mount Hood. In addition to Eli's presentation, learn more about Oregon Wild’s current efforts to protect wild places and public lands across the state, and how we help connect people to the great outdoors. Bring your questions, your appetite for adventure, and your thirst for great, local beer!
Contact: Sarah Cuddy. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, June 29, Weekly Resist! Rally
When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Peace Corner (Corner of NW Greenwood and NW Wall, in Downtown Bend)
What: Weekly resistance protest, theme of the week changes. Contact Vocal Seniority or Indivisible Bend for more info. Bring your signs, bring your attitude, we’ll bring the bullhorn!
Contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 30, ONDA's Stand for the Land: Bend
When: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St, Bend
What: A community celebration of conservation activism 30 years in the making, with the Oregon Natural Desert Association! Enjoy a beverage in great company as we look back at 30 years of conservation success and forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead. Then, get the inspiration, information, and tools you need to take action on behalf of your public lands! This party is free, family-friendly, and open to the public.
Thursday, July 6, League of Women Voters of Deschutes County First Thursday
When: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Black Bear Diner, 1465 NE 3rd Street, Bend
What: Different speaker each month on issues important to our community. Each First Thursday, the League of Women Voters brings a different topic!
Contact: Geri Hauser, email@example.com, 541 382-2660