- Sun. May 7th: Indivisible Eugene Hike 9am-12 PM, Spencers Butte Eugene, Self-care is important for persistent resistance, join us and meet other Indivisible members for weekly hikes. Look for Melanie wearing an Indivisible button. We will be hiking rain or shine! This week we will be meeting in the main Spencers Butte parking lot.
- Tues. May 9th: Resist Trump Tuesday 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Federal Courthouse, 405 E. 8th Ave., Eugene
- Wed. May 10th: Margo Jefferson: “The Ethics & Aesthetics of Cultural Criticism” 7:30 – 9:30 PM, 182 Lillis Hall, UO campus, Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, cultural critic, journalist, and professor at Columbia University School of the Arts. Jefferson’s memoir Negroland has been hailed as a landmark work on privilege, discrimination, and the fallacy of post-racial America. In her lecture she will consider issues of class, race, gender, and intersectionality—asking “How do we teach ourselves to go beyond the limits of our own experience? What intellectual, emotional, and imaginative tools do we need?”
- Thurs. May 25th: Doomsday Clock’s It is 2-1/2 Minutes to Midnight Lecture Series Portents and Parallels 6:15–7:00 pm at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97405 In brief lectures, area academics discuss some aspect of their field of knowledge that sheds light on our current political climate.The lectures are free, with a suggested donation of $3-5 to cover overhead for use of the space. This lecture is by: Luke Habberstad, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature at the University of Oregon Lecture title: “Secretive Rulers and Leaking Officials: The Case of Early Imperial China”
- Indivisible Eugene, we are looking for sign and banner slogan ideas for rallies, marches and the Oregon Country Fair (i.e. this is the one for National Organization for Women is: “We need each other, NOW more than ever”) Email us here!
- You can send a Mamas Day card to honor the love and sacrifice of immigrant and Muslim mamas for free by going here. They’ll deliver it to an immigrant or Muslim mama so they know you’re with them in spirit, on Mamas Day.
- Go to any events from above that you can. Being visible and working together is what the resistance to this regressive agenda is all about.
- Call your Members of Congress every day! We recommend 5calls.org or Countable if you want an easy guide.
- Follow our public Facebook page where you’ll find other ally events as well. We encourage you to share your thoughts and information as well.
- Help organize INDIVISIBLE Eugene. If you want to help organize this effort, we welcome your energy! There are lots of ways to contribute. Send an email to Member Support to let us know you’re interested. The next step will be talking with Member Support to help you figure out which team you would like to join.
- On Saturday April 29 we joined 1500+ people for the Rally for a Climate of Safety! at the Federal Courthouse, 405 E. 8th Ave. Thank you to Sam Bond’s Brewing for hosting our booth among several others! Great job to 350Eugene, CALC, CAN, and UO Justice League for putting together a great event! Here’s a short interview with a couple of the speakers from the day.
- On Monday May 1st we had several members join the Día De El Trabajador May Day Rally at the Federal Courthouse in a celebration of the enormous contributions immigrants make to our region.
- On Tuesday May 2nd we joined for a Resist Trump Tuesday at the Federal Courthouse.
- On Friday May 5th several of our members went to Senator Ron Wyden’s town hall at the Cottage Grove High School gym. Over 250 people showed up to pack the gymnasium.
- On Saturday May 6th Lin Woodrich spoke to the Our Revolution Lane County at Theo’s Coffee House and gave a quick overview of what the Indivisible resistance movement is about, who Indivisible Eugene is and how to get involved.
- We have been confirmed for a space in the Peace and Justice Booth in the Community Village at the Country Fair this year.
- We are working on a General Membership gathering for August, during the MOCs summer recess. We will be inviting Indivisible families, so need to know if anyone would like to do face painting, balloon animals, etc. for the kids activities.
Join us tomorrow (Sun. May 7th)
For an Indivisible Eugene Hike 9am-12 PM, Spencers Butte Eugene, Self-care is important for persistent resistance, join us and meet other Indivisible members for weekly hikes. Look for Melanie wearing an Indivisible button. We will be hiking rain or shine! This week we will be meeting in the main Spencers Butte parking lot.
Our Continued Mission:
As a local Eugene chapter of the national Indivisible movement we stand together to support and hold our Members of Congress accountable to resist this administration’s regressive agenda. We value inclusion and fairness, and resist negative rhetoric.We get our message to our Members of Congress through our presence at Town Hall meetings, rallies at their offices and member involvement including targeted phone calls and postcards. We are non-violent and lawful in our actions.
Click to see our Thankful Thursday article by Kristin Bruckner