April events: click the flyers below to enlarge. Click here to see the Facebook events.
We are hosting a number of CALC 50th Anniversary Events centered around the connections between the Vietnam War and current events.
We are pleased to announce CALC’s 2015 Peace and LGBTQ Scholarships! The deadline to apply is April 30th.
Community Alliance of Lane County, or CALC, has been working since 1966 to create a more just and peaceful community. We seek to collaborate with organizations, institutions, government and individuals to bring about lasting change. Please visit the links below to explore the work happening and see where you can help:
We are located in Eugene, Oregon and work primarily in Eugene, Springfield and outlying rural areas. We have paid program and administrative staff, a volunteer Board of Directors and Advisory Council, steering committees, and hundreds of other volunteers and interns that donate thousands of hours of service every year. We work closely in collaboration with area grassroots organizations, non-profits, and educational organizations. We are a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. | Read more about CALC | Donate to CALC
Our most recent blogs…
Recruiters don’t tell the whole story The “Ten Things Military Recruiters Won’t Tell You” listed in the Dec. 14 Register-Guard covered a number of important points, but it also missed some: If the decision to enlist turns out to be a mistake, it can’t be changed. It’s the only career step a youth can make that’s irrevocable. The enlistment period is eight years. Active duty is typically only four years but enlistees can be called back during the eight years, or longer, especially in wartime. The training and job listed on the...read more
The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act passed in the House of Representatives and the Senate. The bill authorizes $585 billion in defense spending, including $63.7 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (to be used for the now extended war in Afghanistan, plus military activities in Iraq and Syria, including $5.1 billion directed towards ISIL. Congressman DeFazio voted against the NDAA as did Senators Merkley and Wyden. They were thanked for their vote in the Friday Dec. 19 OP-ED published in the Register Guard. U.S. military action...read more
A timely and comprehensive analysis of the homeless community at a national and local Lane county level. Presented at the Planning. Public Policy and Management Department at the University of Oregon. You can view the PowerPoint at the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UfIXq-xXeg9Pt-7_9N9MCQBXKFsrC_ReE6xK2BSoC3c/pub?start=true&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.pread more
Veteran foreign correspondent Reese Erlich was recently in Syria and he’ll be speaking about this experience in a talk, “Beyond the Spin on Syria: Is US Military Helping or Hurting the Effort to Stop ISIS, “November 19, at 12:30pm, UO Law School Rm. 175, 1515 Agate St., and later at 7 pm, Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette. He will also be reading from his new book, “Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect.” For more information, call CALC at...read more
Join CALC for this Annual Celebration and Remembrance of our transgender community! Full description of events below… “Insight into self” trans* experiential panel When: Monday November 17th from 6:30-8:30pm Where: Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA), 99 W 10th Ave #117, Eugene What: An interactive panel discussion about the journey of self-discovery and what it means to live outside the gender binary. “In community, seeing each other” relationship experiential panel When: Tuesday...read more
CALC’s Cornucopia Multicultural Celebration & Silent Auction Please join us for a fun, family friendly evening of free ice cream, diverse music and dance, community group tabling and our unique silent auction of over 200 local items. Live entertainment by: The Refreshments, 60’s and 70’s fun songs and humor Island Arts Hula Dancers Matura with Jessie Whitworth, sitar and mandolin duo Saturday, October 25th 5 – 8 pm Unitarian Universalist Church 1685 W. 13th Ave., Eugene (the corner of 13th and...read more
October 11th, 2014, Saturday, 4:30pm-7pm, at the Many Nations Longhouse on the University of Oregon campus. 1630 Columbia Street, Eugene, OR. Doors open at 4:30pm, with a dessert potluck and movie at 5pm. Feel free to bring a favorite dessert to share with the community and your favorite movie pertaining to day’s theme! We will determine the night’s movie by consensus. This event is open to all — friends, families, and allies. In collaboration with the Oregon Anti-Violence Project, the UO LGBTQ Alliance, and the Community...read more
Peace Scholarships For the fourth year, CALC will be offering peace scholarships to Lane County high school seniors. Each year, $500 scholarships go to top applicants county wide, assessed by their need and a brief essay. This year’s essay topic is: ‘Fifty years ago, Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon was one of only two US Senators to vote against The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. When it passed, this resolution gave the President almost unlimited power to wage war in Viet Nam. In similar fashion, President George W. Bush was given nearly identical...read more
What did Americans learn at the Iraq War? We learned not to believe cocky pundits with their grandiose ideas about how America would use its awesome military weapons to civilize other countries.read more