Week of Jan 11th
Jan 11, '21January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 –OnlineEugene’s franchise agreement with NW Natural is up for negotiation, and City Council needs to hear your input! Join us in speaking up at the next City Council meeting. There will be time available for public comment (2.5 minutes per person). Sign up to make a public comment by raising your hand in the meeting between 7:15-7:35. See link at the end for talking points!***
Eugene’s City Council, Mayor, and City Manager have considered numerous options in negotiating a new franchise agreement with NW Natural, including no new “natural” fracked gas infrastructure in our city. After two six-month extensions, and now with a third extension approved which ends in May of 2021, no agreement has been reached.
NW Natural is trying to force the city to agree to their self serving demands, which include unlimited expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in our city and charging customers to fund emissions reductions, while not contributing anything themselves. If the city agrees to this, it will be impossible for the city to meet the climate goals laid out in the CRO — especially considering the fact that the current Climate Action Plan (adopted July 2020) already leaves a 40% gap to meeting CRO goals.We need to phase out fossil fuel infrastructure. There is no climate justice and no livable future for any of us without an urgent path off of fossil fuel energy sources. The first step in this process is to stop expanding use of fossil fuels. Eugenians have spent years demanding that the city address this by halting the expansion of fracked gas infrastructure in Eugene, and the City Council is starting to listen.Join us in calling on our city leaders to stand up to corporate greed and fight for our community, instead of ceding to the demands of companies that only have their own short term financial interests in mind. We need a just transition off of fossil fuel energy in order to meet our community’s emissions reductions targets, and we need it now!You can find more info and talking points here: https://350eugene.org/fossil-free-eugene/
Jan 12, '21January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021 –Kesey Square10 E BroadwayEugene, OR 97401USAduring this event we will discuss the issues that are currently plaguing the indigenous community in America. we are seeking justice for the Missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. we are seeking Justice for the indigenous community and our sacred waters which continue to be polluted at a corporations exspense.
this is your reminder, YOU ARE ON NATIVE LAND!Please wear a mask and stay six feet apart!
most importantly! SHOW UP for the indigenous peoples land you stand on!!!Gather @ 6pm - March @ 7pm
Jan 13, '21January 13, 2021
January 13, 2021 –
1. To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
2. To join/listen to the meeting from your phone:
1 971 247 1195
888 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 946 6154 1585
1. Questions to Subject Matter Experts
2. Consideration of Motions Submitted by Committee Members
Jan 14, '21January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021 –University Park2300 University St.Eugene, OR 97405
Now that school is back in session and restrictions on gathering are eased, we're trying again. Please wear a mask, bring a friend, and be covid conscientious at our events.
On January 14th, 5pm at University Park, we're presenting a short lecture by Micheal Esealuka, the Co-Chair of DSA New Orleans, on the Alabama Sharecroppers Union and Communist Part organizing in the southeast during the Great Depression. After, we'll have a community discussion on the topic. We're also presenting excerpts of the Southern Worker to bring the obscured voices of Black radicals into the present. We are also collecting canned food for local food pantries.
Come join us to learn and discuss using mutual aid, community defense, tenant organizing, and unions to fight the boss, landlord, and white supremacy!
January 14, 2021 –
This ten-week reading group will explore some key texts in radical thought, including texts by Marx, the early anarchists, feminist theorists, and scholars of contemporary radical movements. The reading schedule for the group mirrors the syllabus for PS 433 Marx and Radical Thought at the University of Oregon. Because PS 433 has a limited class size – and UO tuition is prohibitively expensive – I wanted to create a more informal space for people to engage with this material outside of university limitations. All the readings will be available for download as PDFs via this Google drive link.
Feel free to show up every week or only the weeks that interest you. That being said, I do encourage you to come to the first week’s meeting so that we can get a feel for what people want to get out of the group. Feel free to email me with any questions!
- Jan 15, '21January 15, 2021
Jan 16, '21January 16, 2021
Jan 17, '21January 17, 2021
January 17, 2021 –We’re resuming the monthly NAC Public Gatherings online!https://meet.jit.si/nacpublic (Use Chrome for best results)The Public Gatherings are a monthly meeting to welcome new people to the collective and come together to learn what people are working on, gather advice, and discuss projects.We at NAC recognize that our society is dominated by intersecting oppressive power structures, including capitalism, the state, white supremacy, cis-hetero-patriarchy, and ableism. We are committed to intersectional action in all that we do.