Upcoming Events


  • May 2nd: CALC Job Opportunity- Back to Back Community Organizer

We are seeking an organizer to join our team on a half-time basis. The person hired will coordinate our Back to Back: Allies for Human Dignity (B2B) program. Back to Back’s mission is to mobilize community members to take a stand whenever and wherever human rights and dignity are threatened. Back to Back exposes and challenges racism, anti-Semitism, and heterosexism across a continuum, from extremist right activity to everyday and institutional forms of prejudice and oppression.

To see the full job description, please contact us at We will provide the full job description, and will request a cover letter, a résumé, and two relevant references. This position will be open for applications until filled, with best consideration for applications received by May 2nd.


  • May 17th: CALC Fundraiser at Ninkasi

Join us at Ninkasi for an evening of music, good company, and of course, delicious local brews and nosh. A dollar from every pint sold 12-9pm goes directly to CALC!



  • May 20th: Deadline to sign in support of  Memorial Day Peace Ad: “Choose Hope, Not Fear”

Conceptual closeup environment photo of hands holding a young plant

On Memorial Day, May 30th 2016, CALC will publish in the Register Guard a large ad reaffirming our faith in the capacity of committed communities to build a peaceful, equitable, and sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come (see the full ad text).
To join the hundreds of other supporters whose names will be included in the print ad, please send your name and email address to We also ask for a contribution of $5 or more to help with ad costs. You can provide your cash, check or card contribution by phone, mail, online, or in person– however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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  • June 6th and 7th: CALC Fundraiser at Mucho Gusto and DickieYo’s

250764_10151413329194759_158411043_nVisit Mucho Gusto or DickieYo’s anytime on April 6th or 7th and a percentage of your bill will go to CALC! Mucho Gusto is a fast casual, Mexican restaurant specializing in made-to-order burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, tostadas and fresh salads. At Mucho Gusto, you’re invited to choose from a variety of freshly prepared ingredients to create your own personalized Mexican meal. Chips, salsas, guacamole, beer and margaritas are also available. YUM! Please show your server this voucher.


  • 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





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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Vigil in Support of the People of Occupied Burns

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

Big thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to show solidarity with the people of occupied Burns and say “NO” to the threats and intimidation of militias.    

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2016 Peace Scholarship application now available!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Truth in Recruiting | 0 comments

  A project of CALC’s Truth in Recruiting program, the Peace Scholarships are CALC’s tangible commitment to offering Lane County high school students an alternative to military enlistment. We hope that these scholarships will be an incentive for students to think about non-military career paths. Applications are due in April. See...

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CALC’s 2015 Accomplishments

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

We’re going to go ahead and toot our own horns here- we did SO MUCH in 2015! We want to thank the hundreds of community members who donated their time and resources to make this all possible. Take a look at our accomplishments in 2015

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In case you missed “Veterans’ Voices” in the Eugene Weekly

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, Peace, Truth in Recruiting | 0 comments

Have you seen CALC’s supplement in the Eugene Weekly yet? On November 12th, in partnership with Veterans for Peace, we published an eight-page supplement in the Eugene Weekly (which reaches about 40,000 readers) called Veterans’ Voices. We wanted to show that veterans are a powerful part of the effort to challenge war as an instrument of foreign policy. We solicited submissions from veterans of different eras and received amazing and deeply moving material. People wrote from places of deep pain and shared memories that, in some...

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Board members wanted!

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

  “I wanted to help support CALC’s track record in networking with other organizations for peace and justice. I was proud of our anti-hate rallies, war tax resistance, Hiroshima Commemoration, the photo exhibits, and the partnerships with Occupy and the homeless camps.” – Jain Elliot, CALC Board Secretary, on why she joined the CALC Board.   Interested in joining the CALC board? You’ll gain valuable leadership experience, and you’ll make a difference in your community. We’re especially...

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