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Nuclear Policy in the Trump Administration: Real Dangers, Real Possibilities

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, CALC News | 0 comments

Nuclear Policy in the Trump Administration: Real Dangers, Real Possibilities, via Skype at Rm. 145 Straub Hall, 15th & Onyx, on the UO campus, Sunday, February 26, at 4 pm. As the Ploughshares Fund points out: President Trump could launch 140 nuclear warheads in the time it takes to write 140 characters. If this terrifies you, come learn more. Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) and Radical Organizing & Resource (ROAR) Center present Joseph Cirincione, President of the Ploughshares Fund who will be skyped in to Eugene. He is the...

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Homeless Point in Time Count – Call for Volunteers

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in CALC News, Shelter Rights | Comments Off on Homeless Point in Time Count – Call for Volunteers

      The Human Services Division, Lane County’s anti-poverty program, along with non-profit partners including Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), will conduct a one day/night count of people who are homeless in Lane County, called the Point in Time (PIT) Count, on January 25th. The PIT “unsheltered” count reaches out to count people sleeping on the streets, in vehicles, and at parks, camps, and other outdoor locations.   The data collected from the PIT surveys provides invaluable information regarding the...

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To Standing Rock from Rural Oregon

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, CALC News | Comments Off on To Standing Rock from Rural Oregon

  From our friends at Rural Organizing Project (ROP):   Last month, the water protectors at Standing Rock celebrated an unprecedented victory when the US Army denied the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Missouri River. This partial but critical victory, along with a brutal blizzard marking the beginning of a particularly harsh North Dakota winter, changed the dynamics and priorities for water protectors on the ground. Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, as well as many indigenous leaders and...

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CALC Earns BRING’s RE:think Business Certification

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in CALC News | Comments Off on CALC Earns BRING’s RE:think Business Certification

    CALC has been awarded certification from BRING’s RE:think Business program for taking steps to reduce waste and save resources! Since March of 2016, we’ve been working one-on-one with a sustainability management expert. Through BRING’s RE:think Business program, CALC has identified and achieved several conservation measures, including improvements to our recycling, composting, and energy management systems. Our mission is to advance peace and justice, and at CALC we believe that environmental responsibility is critical to...

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For a limited time, Helios will double your gift to CALC!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on For a limited time, Helios will double your gift to CALC!

  The Helios Resource Network works to increase public support for worthwhile projects, and helps develop the fundraising capacity of grantees. CALC one of those grantees this year!   Helios has agreed to match $500 in donations that community members make to CALC via Helios. We have 3 months to raise $500, and $200 of that total must come from new donors. When we reach that goal, Helios will donate an additional $500. What an easy way to double your donation to CALC!   To make your donation, click here and, under...

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SAfER Seeks Nominees for Human Rights Leadership Award

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in CALC News, SAfER | Comments Off on SAfER Seeks Nominees for Human Rights Leadership Award

  Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER) is inviting nominations for a Human Rights Leadership Award. The award will be presented during Springfield’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on January 16, 2017. SAfER seeks to honor an individual who, through personal commitment and action in support of equality and respect, demonstrates the values of social justice set forth by leaders such as Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eleanor Roosevelt. A nominee must be someone who lives and/or works in Springfield and who...

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CALC Then and Now

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on CALC Then and Now

       

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Is joining the National Guard a good way to pay for college?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Action for Peaceful Tomorrows, Peace, Truth in Recruiting | Comments Off on Is joining the National Guard a good way to pay for college?

  After a period of basic training, getting a monthly salary for National Guard training one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer, plus getting tuition paid, certainly has worked well in the past for some students who have joined the National Guard. Here is a caution light however, because of recent changes to the National Guard.  Now National Guard units are “twinned” with an Active Duty Army unit so that they all have the same level of training for the time they are deployed together to combat or some other overseas...

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Global Warming’s Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on Global Warming’s Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon

Global Warming’s Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon By Gar Smith / Environmentalists Against War During the November 15 Democratic Presidential Debate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sounded an alarm that “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.” Citing a CIA study, Sanders warned that countries around the world are “going to be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops and you’re going to see all kinds of international conflict.” On...

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The Completed Youth Mural- “People’s Resistance”

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on The Completed Youth Mural- “People’s Resistance”

  click to enlarge In honor of CALC’s 50th anniversary, we decided to coordinate a new youth mural in CALC’s front yard under the theme of “50 years of social justice struggles”. We recruited a diverse group of teens, who came together for one week to reflect on the theme and create a mural that powerfully portrays positive social change. In addition to empowering youth, this project resulted in an emotionally compelling (and truly beautiful) mural. This mural, in the heart of Eugene’s historic...

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