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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



CALC 2015 Peace Scholarships Deadline – April 30th


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CALC’s Truth in Recruiting Program offers annual Peace Scholarships, our tangible commitment to helping youth have an alternative to enlistment to pay for college. The amount awarded per student is $500. We hope it will be an incentive to think about a non-military career path. CALC promotes the idea that peace is powerful, effective and relevant. We ask applicants to explore the concept of peace as an alternative to war. Truth in Recruiting is present at the end of the year award ceremonies in the high schools of awardees.



We hope to raise $3,000 for scholarships this year. Please consider donating to one of our scholarship funds over and above your usual donation to CALC. Thank you so much for your support.



Our most recent blogs…

CALC LTE: Recruiters don’t tell the whole story

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Truth in Recruiting | 0 comments

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...

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CALC OP-ED: U.S. Military Action only Fans Flames in Mideast

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

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...

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Homelessness at national/local level- Powerpoint

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

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.p

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Reese Erlich Comes to Eugene

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows | 0 comments

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...

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Gender Diversity Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

Gender Diversity Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

      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...

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Cornucopia Multicultural Celebration, October 25th

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

Cornucopia Multicultural Celebration, October 25th

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...

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Celebrate National Coming Out Day!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Back to Back | 0 comments

Celebrate National Coming Out Day!

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...

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2015 Peace Scholarship Application Now Available!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Truth in Recruiting | 0 comments

2015 Peace Scholarship Application Now Available!

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...

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As US Bombs ISIS in Syria, Even Some Pro-War Pundits Express Skepticism

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, Peace | 0 comments

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.

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