Upcoming Events


  • August 26th: CALC Open House and Mural Debut

CALC is engaging diverse youth in creating a mural in the front yard of the CALC office (in the heart of Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood). The mural will replace one which has been there for many years, and in honor of CALC’s 50th anniversary, will depict 50 years of social justice struggles. The mural will be presented to the community at an open house as part of the Whiteaker’s Last Friday Art Walk. More details TBA!


  • November 13th: CALC 50th Anniversary Gala

50-yearsCALC will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a dinner, an auction, and some highly amusing entertainment. Save the date… more details to come!


  • CALC’s Weekly Community Events Calendar

events_calendarOur weekly Community Events Calendar is the best way to learn about the many progressive (and fun!) ways to get involved in Lane County- folks love our calendar! Find the latest Community Events Calendar in the main menu of this website. We also distribute this calendar every Friday via email. Sign up





Drafting Women

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in CALC News | 0 comments

This opinion piece by CALC’s Truth in Recruiting Coordinator Carol Van Houten appeared on 5/26/2016 in the Eugene Weekly: Heads up: Females may soon need to register with Selective Service and be eligible to be drafted into the military, just as males are when they turn 18, should Congress authorize a return of the draft. I have been expecting this change since women became eligible for all military jobs. Some court suits, if successful, would require females to register. One bill by 32-to-30 vote in the Armed Services Committee is on...

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Honor the Dead but Not the Military

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in CALC News | 0 comments

This opinion piece by CALC’s Truth in Recruiting Program coordinator Carol Van Houten originally appeared on May 18, 2016 in the Register Guard: Memorial Day is May 30. For many people it will be a day to shop or the unofficial start of summer. For others it will be a time to honor our military dead. I wish the honoring would be more like the Mexican Day of the Dead, which has beautiful altars containing details about the lives of the deceased, not our patriotic veneration of all things military. A recent report pointed to just how...

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2016 Peace Scholarships- Winning Essays

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in CALC News | 0 comments

    Each year CALC’s Truth in Recruiting Program awards Peace Scholarships. These scholarships are CALC’s tangible commitment to offering students an alternative to enlisting in the military to pay for college. This year we asked students to address the following prompt:   Both warfare and climate change are rendering large areas of the world uninhabitable.  Some examples are Syria and Iraq.  Lack of access to resources, including land, food, water and rule of law, has caused an enormous refugee problem in the...

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“Looking Forward” Comes to Hiroshima

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, Peace | 0 comments

Never mind an apology, Obama should admit the truth. By David Swanson, TeleSUR Since before he entered the White House, Barack Obama has proposed handling past crimes by powerful people and entities through a policy called “looking forward” – in other words, by ignoring them. While President Obama has targeted whistleblowers with retribution and more prosecutions than his predecessors, deported more immigrants, and kept the lights on in Guantanamo, anyone responsible for war or assassination or torture or lawless imprisonment...

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Choose Hope, Not Fear

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in CALC News | 0 comments

  CALC’s Memorial Day Peace Ad was published in Monday’s edition of the Register Guard! We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the 600+ folks who supported this project. If you haven’t already, please consider making a contribution of $5 or more to help with the significant ad costs.   Check out the final product, seen by an estimated 40,000 readers:   (click to...

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Making Sense of The Federal Budget

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows | 1 comment

Check out this great visual...

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2015 Annual Report

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in CALC News | 2 comments

Did you get a chance to see our super-snazzy infographic-style annual report yet? Take a look!      

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Now Hiring: Fundraiser and Volunteer Coordinator

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in CALC News | 4 comments

Job Announcement   Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) is seeking someone to join our development team on a half-time basis. The person hired will become part of an organization that has been working for social change for 50 years, and must have a demonstrated commitment to peace and social justice. Nonprofit fundraising and volunteer coordination experience is preferred. See the full job description below.   To apply, please send a résumé and a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position to...

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The Federal Budget: Crisis and Opportunity

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, Back to Back, CALC News, Peace, SAfER | 1 comment

  Along strict party lines, in April 2015 Congress adopted a budget resolution that announced a ten-year plan to dismantle all federal programs that benefit the 99%: the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, Medicaid, Food Stamps, subsidized housing, aid for college attendance, and many more, including Medicare itself. It also calls for big tax breaks for the rich, such as abolishing the estate tax, and sustaining a high level of spending for war and preparation for war. Join us March 12th as we learn about how we can seize...

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Help Raise the Wage!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Back to Back, SAfER | 0 comments

  Do you live in Eugene, Junction City, or Springfield, and support raising Oregon’s minimum wage? Please join us for our upcoming get-togethers on February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd when we will be making calls in support. To get more info and get involved in these events, please contact our SAfER coordinator Phil Carrasco at or (541) 337-6391.   Meanwhile, here’s how you can help! Call your representative to let them know you support Raise The Wage. Here’s what you could say: “Hi, my name is...

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