Earth Week Events!!
MONDAY – April 16th
FREE MOVIE: Black Snake Killaz (more)
Hosted by Beyond Toxics
WHEN: Monday, April 16 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM
WHERE: Room 175 @ Knight Law School (1515 Agate St., Eugene, OR 97403) – google map
Come join our Earth Week Kick-Off event to learn about the NoDAPL resistance movement and the relevance to Oregonians fighting the Jordan Cove Pipeline in southern Oregon. The national mobilization against DAPL has brought many more people into active opposition of the Jordan Cove LNG project right here in our own state.
— The movie showing will be in room 175 at the Knight Law School
— FREE PIZZA!!
— Bring your own cup/bottle
TUESDAY – April 17th
Tree Walk w/ Friends of Trees, 5:30 pm, Meet at Trainsong Park. Bring water bottle and comfortable shoes for walking. All Ages Welcome.
WHERE: Trainsong Park-End of Edison St.
WEDNESDAY – April 18th
NOT JUST CLIMATE, BUT A JUST CLIMATE! Panelists: Youth leading Juliana v. US lawsuit
WHERE: Campbell Community Center, 155 High St. in Eugene
Food provided from 5:30 to 6. Panel begins at 6 PM. All Ages Welcome.
THURSDAY – April 19th
FREE MOVIE “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
WHERE: NW Youth Corps, 2621 Augusta St. in Eugene | All Ages Welcome
FRIDAY – April 20th
Breath of Fresh Air: An Environmental Justice Showcase
WHERE: Kesey Square in downtown Eugene (corner of Willamette & Broadway)
WHEN: Friday, April 20 | TIME: starts at 6 PM
Yolanda Gomez is a first generation Xicanx. Queer Femme, part time poet, performance artist, Arabish/Spanglish speaker, Xingona, activist, accomplice, writer. Daughter of Dionicio “Nicho” Gomez (pictured next to Yolanda below).
Marcus Holloway (M5)
Marcus Holloway (M5) is a poet/musician new to Eugene. M5 was raised in Georgia and served in the military for 10 years with 3 combat tours. He has lived in several countries until making his way to the west coast. Once arriving in Eugene, M5 has performed his poetry at multiple venues around the city including the “Love You Madly” series held by NAACP Eugene Springfield Oregon Unit 1119 at the Historic Mims House and placed in the Eugene Poetry Slam at Tsunami Books. He also has performed at music venues with the group: Not Applikable. M5’s works reflect his experiences and progression throughout his youth, military service, politics, and his personal and spiritual evolution.
And poet Stephen Logan
Music by Chiefed
Chiefed is a four piece Northwest style reggae, hiphop and rock n’ roll band, whose members are mainly from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. They are influenced by a variety of artists such as Sublime, The Rolling Stones, Steel Pulse, Katchafire and many more. Chiefed creates a unique flow of music representing who they are and where they came from. In November of 2017, Chiefed released their first album: Crooked EP.
This event is an Earth Week collaboration of: Beyond Toxics, NAACP, Community Alliance Lane County, Coalition Against Environmental Racism, Northwest Youth Corps, Our Children’s Trust, Our Future Alliance, Friends of Trees, GTFF EJ Caucus.
SATURDAY – April 21st
Pollinator Garden Work Party and Bike Tour on Fern Ridge Bike Path
12:30-3:30 pm : Introduction & Pollinator Garden Work Party
WHERE: Churchill Community Garden behind Kennedy Middle School – 2200 Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene, Oregon 97405 (google map) – Tools, Snacks, Water & Instructions provided….
…then: 3:30-4 pm : Pollinator Bike Tour on Fern Ridge Bike Path
Help us create native pollinator habitat at the Churchill Community Garden behind Kennedy Middle School. We will help educate volunteers about native pollinators and their role in local food security and combating food deserts in low-income areas. We will spend time pulling weeds, building native bee boxes and signage, helping clean up the garden, performing general garden maintenance and upkeep.
The site is bike-friendly and we also plan to lead interested cyclists on a short pollinator tour through the West Eugene Wetlands afterward and discuss the natural history of this important ecosystem and end at Pints for
Pollinators at Viking Braggot (see event below). Must bring a helmet to participate in group bike ride!
Third Annual Pints for Pollinators!
(Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs)
Viking Braggot will donate $1 per pint to Beyond Toxics’ Save Oregon’s Bees project.
WHAT: Pints for Pollinators 2018
WHEN: April 21, 2018 from 2 – 10 pm
WHERE: Viking Braggot Taproom, 520 Commercial St, Unit F, Eugene, OR 97402 (google map)
FOOD: Viking Braggot on-site kitchen menu includes pizza, pretzels, cheese plate, hummus plate
RAFFLE PRIZE: Mountain Rose gift basket
SUNDAY – April 22nd
4/22 Earth Day Potluck: 3 – 6 PM | Mims House 330 High Street in Eugene. Music & Celebration. Bring a dish or beverage. All Ages Welcome.