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May 2017

Memorial Day Community BBQ!

May 29 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Park, 2043 Washington St.
Eugene,
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It that Time of year again! The 6th Annual Memorial Day Community BBQ is Monday May 29th! In partnership with the City of Eugene and Lane community College; We invite the community out in celebration of and vigilance for the hard fought Liberties and Freedoms we all enjoy! Free BBQ from Papa's Soul Food Kitchen Tabling by community partners Pick up Basketball and Dominoes BBQ Cook off 12-3 pm $5 to be a Judge/$50 to be a contestant in the…

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June 2017

Oregon Environmental Justice Task force Public Meeting

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Madras City Council Building, 125 SW “E” Street
Madras , OR 97441 United States
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  Announcement! The Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force is a commission that reports directly to the Governor on concerns by communities of color, rural and low-income Oregonians and their environment and health. They meet quarterly. June 9 is an amazing opportunity for Rural Voices in Jefferson, Deschutes, Hood River and other nearby counties to Be Heard on YOUR Issues. The Task Force welcomes public comments! Top issues for this meeting include farm worker safety, Tribal issues, water quality and air…

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Statewide NAACP lobby Day!

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
State legislature. Salem, Oregon

NAACP STATEWIDE LOBBY DAY Register Here! MONDAY JUNE 12TH 2017 Bill of interest to HB2135- Clean Energy Jobs Bill HB 2355- Data Collection Bill HB 2927- National Popular Vote HB2845- Ethnic Studies Bill SB 496- Grand Jury recording Bill   Oregon State Capitol 900 Court St NE, Salem Oregon 97301 Room 350   10:00 AM                    Press Conference:  Capitol Press Room 43                                     NAACP National Environmental Justice Report release                                     Eric Richardson, NAACP Eugene/Springfield   12:00 PM                    Gathering and Meet…

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The league of Women Voters of Lane County present “Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear”, A One-Woman Play

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildish Theater, 630 Main
Springfield, OR 97477 United States
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The League of Women Voters of Lane County is pleased to sponsor “Eleanor Roosevelt:  Across a Barrier of Fear", a one-woman play in which acclaimed actress Jane VanBoskirk portrays Eleanor Roosevelt. This is a great opportunity to get to know Eleanor Roosevelt! The play deals with Roosevelt's influential and controversial place in American history, from her troubled childhood; her desire as a young woman to alleviate social problems; her marriage to four-term President Franklin Roosevelt; and her widowhood, which included an illustrious career…

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50th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision- Loving -vs- Virginia

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alton Baker Park, 2700 MLK Blvd
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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Join the HONEY Organization as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Loving Decision! This Father's Day Honey will host a Day in the Alton Baker Park! Bobby Blair blues Band! Spoken Word Performance! Inspirational Sounds gospel Choir!

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Support the National Popular Vote Initiative!

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State legislature. Salem, Oregon

​NPV-Salem Announcement The last election was lost by the candidate winning the popular vote by almost 3 million votes! It’s time for a change to how we vote in the U.S. We are looking for a few NAACP members to attend a lobby day in Salem this coming Thursday the 22nd. No experience lobbying or in-depth knowledge of the subject required. ​ NPVIC passed ​in ​the House but the Senate Rules committee has not scheduled it for a hearing. The…

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Having Our Say! A Modern Play.

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downtown LCC campus, 101 west 10th
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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$5 - $50

Bessie and Sadie Delany "Having Our Say" the Delany Sisters' First Hundred Years The Delany Sisters have given us a glimpse of the mother wit and spirit of their unique African American Experience. Their memoir  is a reflection of the experiences growing up together through the 20th century, is a true story of two sisters who tell the story of their lives from post civil war, through reconstruction, the civil right era, right into the recent times. Both the sisters…

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July 2017

Remembering Oregon Senator Wayne Morse, Civil Rights Champion: 2-5PM Sunday, July 30th

July 30 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mims House, 330 High Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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This Sunday beginning at 2pm, with comments from Johnny Earl, President of the Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation, and others, come help the Eugene/Springfield NAACP celebrate the progressive legacy of Wayne Morse. Join us for a dedication ceremony at the Mims House commemorating Senator Morse's historic contributions to civil rights. Walk with us in the Eugene Parade starting at 9 am on Sunday, July 30th at Monroe Park (Broadway and Monroe)! We'll join forces with 350 Eugene and others to support a green economy…

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August 2017

Bee Jazzy Event!

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Silvin Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs hill Rd.
Eugene, OR 9705 United States
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We're moving the event indoors to the cool and air-conditioned tasting rooms of Silvan Ridge.  Come hear THE FABULOUS  jazz singer Hallie Loren indoors!  Food, wine and a silent auction.  Save Oregon's Bees! Please invite lots of friends!  Buy tickets here! Thank you so much! --All the best, Lisa Lisa Arkin, Executive Director Beyond Toxics 541-465-8860 1192 Lawrence Street, Eugene, OR  97401 larkin@beyondtoxics.org      

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Genealogy Road Show Host Kenyatta Berry in our Region!

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Reception for Kenyatta Berry, host of PBS', Genealogy Roadshow August 20, 2017 // 3:00 pm—6:00 pm Northwest African American Museum Join us for a reception, talk and Q&A with PBS Genealogy Roadshow host Kenyatta Berry! In her talk, Kenyatta Berry will speak to her experiences as a genealogist and host as well as give advice on where to begin researching your family’s history. Attendees will get the opportunity to meet Kenyatta Berry and mingle with other fans of the show and genealogy…

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