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Minorities still feel Eugene’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on Minorities still feel Eugene’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan

Minorities still feel Eugene’s historical link to the Ku Klux Klan By Troy Shinn — For the Eugene Emerald, August 15, 2016 at 6:25 am   The Ku Klux Klan came to Oregon in 1921. By 1922, the KKK had a foothold in the state and held its first parade through the streets of Eugene and burned a cross atop Skinner Butte. Today, the KKK doesn’t march or burn crosses in public. Yet black people like former UO law professor Robin Morris Collin don’t think much has changed. Collin has lived all over the country, including the South, and...

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“Rally for Black Lives” a Success

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on “Rally for Black Lives” a Success

  Yesterday CALC and SURJ Springfield-Eugene came together and did everything in our power to ensure that the rally would a) be safe and b) honor the true spirit of The Movement for Black Lives. Ultimately, hundreds of “Black Lives Matter” supporters marched through downtown Eugene calling for an end to police violence against black people.   Check out: this great coverage by KEZI this wonderful photo set by Steve Dear these great pics from David Geitgey...

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CALC was vandalized- and we need your help

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on CALC was vandalized- and we need your help

Hate — it’s been erupting all across the country.  Hate — it’s been erupting right here in Lane County.  We are asking you to help us right away so we can keep responding effectively. Like many others, folks at CALC are deeply saddened and angered. But we are not immobilized. We were glad to offer immediate, tangible support to leaders in the Asian Pacific American community, as they organized a strong response to the vandalism inflicted on local Asian-owned businesses. We stand ready to respond wherever and...

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Drafting Women

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on Drafting Women

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 | Comments Off on Honor the Dead but Not the Military

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 | Comments Off on 2016 Peace Scholarships- Winning Essays

    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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Choose Hope, Not Fear

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in CALC News | Comments Off on Choose Hope, Not Fear

  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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