Friday, Nov. 22, 6pm – 7pm: #WeStandWithYou Candlelight Vigil for the Philippines
Benton County Courthouse, 4th St., Corvallis
Join us in calling for climate justice. We are seeing the effects of climate change now in the form of stronger and more frequent storms, droughts and wildfires. Often those that have contributed the least to climate change are the ones most vulnerable to it’s effects.
As Filipino negotiator Yeb Sano said at the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw:
“This is a call, once and for all, to take ambitious steps to address climate change, which is now affecting lives and livelihoods. We are very glad and heartened to see this kind of solidarity being expressed by civil society, especially by many young people here. I cannot thank them enough for what they have done in supporting the call for action in the climate negotiations.”
Please bring along a candle and dress warmly.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1386977464880214
Sponsored by 350Corvallis.org
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 3pm: “Buy Local” Demonstration
3rd & Van Buren, Corvallis
NOTE: This location was selected to catch the folks who work in town as they leave for the T’giving holiday. If we have enough people, we’ll also cover the corners of 4th & Harrison to catch returning Corvallis residents.
If you must support consumerism on Black Friday, then….
BUY LOCAL !
And urge other Corvallis workers and residents to do the same, by joining us for a…
“Buy Local” Demonstration
(reminding passing motorists to patronize our local merchants)
– Local businesses keep your shopping dollars local and provide good, fair-wage jobs. The merchants live here and care about Corvallis. They appreciate our business.
– Out-of-town, large corporate businesses have a track record of employee abuse, union busting, environmental damage, and supporting unfair trade and labor practices abroad. They care about the bottom line; not our town.
This action sponsored, in part, by Corvallis Area Move to Amend: http://movetoamend.org/or-corvallis
Black Friday, Nov. 29, lunchtime: “Support Walmart Workers” Demonstration
Walmart Supercenter, 1330 Goldfish Farm Rd SE, Albany, OR
– Join Walmart workers around the country on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, as they stand up to Walmart and call for an end to retaliation against those who bravely speak out and a real wage of $25,000/yr.
– Demonstrate to Walmart that community members and customers stand with OUR Walmart.
– Let Walmart know that it must treat its workers well year round to have a successful holiday season.
– Bring a sign. There will be fliers to distribute to Walmart customers. Our presence will be felt by Walmart workers who need our support.
See our event & RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/support-walmart-workers
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/217866715057916
Saturday, Nov. 30: 3rd Annual Buy Local First Day
All Over Corvallis
Visit participating businesses for special treats, sales, or discounts. From Nov. 30 through Dec. 8, visit participating businesses and enter the Buy Local First Holiday Contest to win gift cards or merchandise. For details, go to www.sustainablecorvallis.org or www.corvallisiba.org
Sponsors: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and CIBA
The 2013 Buy Local First Holiday Contest is November 30 – December 8. Read about it HERE.
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7pm: Drone Wars Film Screening and Discussion
Corvallis Public Library, 6th & Monroe
VFP Linus Pauling Chapter will host a screening of the new film from Robert Greenwald (Brave New Films) entitled, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars.”
The event is free and open to the public. A community discussion will follow the film.
– Join the international effort to expose the financial & human costs of the U.S. military industrial complex.
– Learn about the human cost of our reckless drone attacks on innocent civilians from the victims and their families interviewed in this powerful film.
– Join a discussion about what we can do as a community and as individuals to stop these attacks.
See http://vfpcorvallis.org for more info on the Corvallis screening.
See http://unmanned.warcosts.com for info on the film.
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7pm: David Barsamian Talk
Odd Fellows Hall, 2nd St., Corvallis (2nd floor; above New Morning Bakery)
David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. One of America’s most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others.
His most recent books are Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism with Richard Wolff and Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and The New Challenges to U.S. Empire with Noam Chomsky.
He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes.
Free Admission (though donations will be solicited to cover travel expenses).
Sponsored by: Linn-Benton Pacific Green Party; Corvallis Odd Fellows World Affairs Forum; OSU Peace Studies Program; Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter, Corvallis.