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Concerned about where the country is heading? You're not alone. Join others who care about what's happening to democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, sustainability, and other important topics. It's ok if you've never been to a protest, march, or town hall -- start here. You really can make a difference.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Join this group now
- Schedule one of our Meetup ideas in your neighborhood
- Discuss your own Meetup ideas in the group conversation

OUR COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
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- Be Kind
- Be Respectful
- Be Real

Upcoming events (5)

Resist Trump Tuesday

Wayne Lyman Courthouse

Resist Trump Tuesday! Every Tuesday since the inauguration, protesters have been gathering with some guidance from a couple of local nonprofits, including Eugene Indivisible. So have fun with poster board and markers and come express your opinion of the Dumpsters and what they're doing to this country! Eugene Indivisible typically picks a theme for each week, but you don't have to stick to what they choose. This week's theme is "Where are the Children," referring to the immigrant children who...vanished. From the event page: "Details include customs and immigration officials kicking and punching children, using stun guns on children, verbally abusing children, denying children medical attention, denying children permission to stand or move freely for days, threatening children with torture or sexual abuse, and actually sexually abusing children. For perspective, an ACLU immigration rights lawyer called it “unprecedented…the worst thing I’ve seen in 25+ years of doing this civil rights work.” It’s not just abuse, by the way. Federal Agencies have “lost” nearly 1500 children who were taken from their parents at the border. While some of the children may simply be unaccounted for, there’s also evidence that they’ve been turned over to sex traffickers. By our own government."

Out front or in Lobby

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"Resist Trump Tuesdays." Lobby our two senators and representative weekly during the first hundred days of the new administration. We will either thank them for supporting issues we feel are important, or demanding that they support ones that we feel are imperative to resist the Trump agenda.

#2 Conversations For A Preferred Future

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Please join us - Conversations For A Preferred Future Thursday, January 28, 6 PM Pacific Time See below for the full schedule and zoom log in This will be the second conversation in an 8 part series. Lois Arkin is the founder (1980) of the nonprofit CRSP/ dba Los Angeles Ecovillage Institute (LAEVI). In 1993, she co-founded the Los Angeles Eco-Village (LAEV) as a project of CRSP. Co-author/editor of two books on sustainable cities and cooperative housing, she is the former editor for the “Ecovillage Living” column in Communities Magazine. She is a board member of the Global Ecovillage Network – U.S. as well as the Global Village Institute, and served for 17 years on the Community Advisory Committee of the Wilshire Center/Koreatown Redevelopment Area. Lois lives and works in LA Eco-Village, and is passionate about reducing auto use in L.A. She is a frequent public advocate for sustainable urban living and gives regular public tours of LAEV. Her current focus is on the retrofitting of an old auto shop in LAEV to an eco community hub as well as passing the torch to a new Associate Director in the Spring 2021. You can see her occasional blogs on the LAEV blog site. She holds a BA degree in Anthropology from Cal State University Northridge. Each participant will share their inspiration, vision and actions. All the conversations with Jan Spencer as host, will make their way to you tube, radio KEPW in Eugene, Oregon and podcast. See below. We will learn about a permaculture way of life in Portland, Oregon; retrofit urban eco villages in Los Angeles and Cincinnati; suburban agriculture in Asheville, North Carolina; Earth Corps and empowered young people in Syracuse, New York; effects of climate change on home scale food production in Houston and transforming suburbia from Eugene, Oregon. The final conversation will be a wide ranging discussion among several of the conversation series participants. There will Q and A following each conversation. For more detail on the conversations, go to suburbanpermaculture.org You will find bios and media links for each participant and links to each conversation as they move to you tube and podcasts All the conversations will be free to the first 100 attendees. ZOOM LOG IN INFORMATION is the same for all the presentations. Join Zoom Meeting - Conversations For A Preferred Future https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89553673085 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked] Here is the full conversation schedule. Marisha Auerbach Permaculture Rising Portland, Oregon January 21, Thursday 4 PM Pacific Time 7 PM Eastern Time THIS PRESENTATION NOW ON YOU TUBE here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRKRG7QZj4Q&t=20s =============== NEXT PRESENTATION, JANUARY 28 Lois Arkin LA Eco Village Los Angeles, California January 28, Thursday 6 PM Pacific 9 PM Eastern =========== Yvonne Chu Onandaga Earth Corps Syracuse, New York February 18, Thursday 4 PM Pacific 7 PM Eastern =========== Bob Randall Year Round Gardening Houston, Texas February 25, Thursday 4 PM Pacific 7 PM Eastern =========== Jim Schenk Enright Ridge Urban Eco Village Cincinnati, Ohio March 18, Thursday 3 PM Pacific 6 PM Eastern =========== Sunil Patel Patchwork Farms Asheville, North Carolina March 26, Friday Friday 1 PM Pacific 4 PM Eastern =========== Jan Spencer Suburban Permaculture Eugene, Oregon April 22, Thursday 5 PM Pacific 8 PM Eastern =========== Panel Conversation Lois Arkin, Jim Schenk, Jan Spencer, Bob Randall April 29, Thursday 5 PM Pacific 8 PM Eastern ============ You tube videos by Jan Spencer closely related to the Conversations, see suburbanpermaculture.org for links 1] Transforming A Suburban Property; also Video Site Tour of Jan's 1/4 acre suburban property, 2] Allies, Assets and Actions in the Community, 3] One Earth Living, 4] Critique of Capitalism, 5] Pushing Back Against Cars, 6] Preview Of A Preferred Future, 7] System Change

Resist Trump Tuesday

Wayne Lyman Courthouse

Resist Trump Tuesday! Every Tuesday since the inauguration, protesters have been gathering with some guidance from a couple of local nonprofits, including Eugene Indivisible. So have fun with poster board and markers and come express your opinion of the Dumpsters and what they're doing to this country! Eugene Indivisible typically picks a theme for each week, but you don't have to stick to what they choose. This week's theme is "Where are the Children," referring to the immigrant children who...vanished. From the event page: "Details include customs and immigration officials kicking and punching children, using stun guns on children, verbally abusing children, denying children medical attention, denying children permission to stand or move freely for days, threatening children with torture or sexual abuse, and actually sexually abusing children. For perspective, an ACLU immigration rights lawyer called it “unprecedented…the worst thing I’ve seen in 25+ years of doing this civil rights work.” It’s not just abuse, by the way. Federal Agencies have “lost” nearly 1500 children who were taken from their parents at the border. While some of the children may simply be unaccounted for, there’s also evidence that they’ve been turned over to sex traffickers. By our own government."

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Conversations For A Preferred Future

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