On The Fifth Anniversary Of The Invasion Of Iraq:
"Sow Seeds Of Peace - What Can You Do?"

March 16, 2008

Do Something! It is much easier to get depressed if you don’t do anything.  Big changes come from many small actions.  Check out the groups listed below. Interested in the environment, climate change, green building, sustainability, social and economic justice, immigrant rights, ending the war?  From the ACLU to Victory Gardens, all are sowing seeds of peace. Our voices are being heard. Find your voice!

Still don’t know where to start?  Visit  and for daily updated calendar of events, and amazing lists of local groups and businesses working for change. Visit the brand new LCC Peace Center,  Contact CALC at 485-1755 or (click “Take Action”) for more ideas.  Last, but not least,  contact your elected representatives to let them know you work for peace!

March 19th
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Old Federal Bldg,
7th & Pearl
5th Anniversary of the Iraq War Peace Vigil:  Regular Wednesday Vigilers and Move-On. 344-9343

March 19th
7 PM
Harris Hall, 8th & Oak
From Empire to Partnership:  Peace in Israel and Palestine.  Monthly series sponsored by CALC:  485-1755

March 29th
10 AM-2 PM
Many Nations Long House, UO
Permaculture Guild Spring Seed Swap.  Exchange seeds, plants, cuttings and starts.

March 30th
6-8:30 PM
Cozmic Pizza, 8th & Olive
Victory Gardens Kick off Talent Show.
April 2
6:30 PM
Methodist Church, 13th & Olive
That’s my Farmer:  Recognize and celebrate local farmers.  Sign up for Community Supported Agriculture.

April 4th
7 PM
First Christian Church 1166 Oak
Concert and Celebration Closing the Season for Nonviolence.  Lane Interfaith Alliance.  See for more events.

April 10th
Time TBA
UO Law School
Room 175
Global Exchange Speaking Tour:  How NAFTA, etc., have affected immigration and workers rights.  485-1755. CALC, UO Survival Center

April 11th
6:45 PM
First Christian Church 1166 Oak
Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Service.  Monthly 9/11 memorial service.  Lane Interfaith Alliance.

April 16th
7 PM
River Road Rec Ctr, 1400 Lake Dr
Visions of Eco Logical Culture:  Greening the Neighborhood Series

April 19th
11 AM – 5 PM
Earth Day Celebration 520-4394

April 29th
5-6:30 PM
World Café
449 Blair
Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network: Community Standards Forum and dinner. 736-9041

12 PM – 1 PM
Eugene Library
10th & Oak
Peace Vigil:  342-2914

2-4 PM
Old Federal Bldg,
7th & Pearl
Drums of Peace: 746-0667

2nd Mondays monthly, 6:30 PM
745 West 10th
Monthly Permaculture Soire'  Mix and mingle, discussions, show and tell about eco logical living. 345 1586.

5-5:30 PM
Old Federal Bldg,
7th & Pearl
Women in Black Silent Vigil: 342-2914

8:15 – 8:45 AM
Old Federal Bldg,
7th & Pearl
Practicing Peace Silent Meditation: 729-6941

4:30 – 5:30 PM
Old Federal Bldg,
7th & Pearl
911 Vigil: 5 years of standing against the war. 342-2914

1st Wednesday monthly, 7 PM
McNail-Riley, 13th & Jefferson
NW EcoBuilding Guild monthly meeting.  Green building presentations for builders and the public.  683-8963

3rd Wednesday
5:30 – 7:30 PM
First Christian Ch
1166 Oak
Nonviolence Conference Planning and Info Meetings.  343-2734

2nd Friday monthly, 5-7 PM
World Café 4th & Blair
Helios Green Drinks.  Drop in and socialize with other progressives.

Resource Directory (S=Event Sponsor)
            American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, 345-6162,

S          American Friends Service Committee

            Basic Rights Oregon, Ending sexual orientation/gender identity discrimination,

S          Beyond War Building a World Beyond War: 485-0911;

S          Bus Project: Engage, educate, and elect. 344-9999

            Cascadia Wildland Project. Forestland protection. Web:

S          CAUSA and Educacion y Justicia para la Raza (Allies and Immigrant Rights)

S          Climate Crisis Working Group:  Carbon credits:

            Cascadia Commonwealth Institute: Ravi at 344-0553 or
            Center for Advancement of Sustainable Living: UO student project. 913-2635
            Citizens for Public Accountability: Making local government accountable to citizens.                 

S          Coalition for Nonviolent Living:  Nonviolence as a way of Life Sept2008             343-2734
            CodePINK Women opposing wars. 684-4548         

S          Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) 485-1755

S          Committee for Countering Military Recruitment.  Accurate info about military service, 343-8548

S          (CISCAP), 485-8633,\~ciscap.  New name: Latin America Solidarity

            Community Mediation Services Resolve disputes 344-5366

            Cottage Grove Blackberry Pie Society Good politics/great people                                                           

S          Democratic Party of Lane County   3rd Thursday at 7 PM, EWEB.  Peace Caucus    

S          Department of Peace: and

            Eugene Human Rights City Project.

S          Eugene Middle East Peace Group: or  

S          Eugene Peace Choir: Sing for Peace, Justice, and the Environment. 34407396

S          Eugene Peaceworks: Actions for peace, justice and a clean earth

            Eugene Permaculture Guild:  Sustainable backyard ecosystems .

S          Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network/Jobs with Justice (ESSN): Justice for Workers 736-9041.

            Eugene Sustainability Commission. Equity, environment, economy 682-5017

S          Helios Resource Network Resource directory for progressives. 284-7020 or    

            Iraq Veterans Against the War A voice for Active duty & vets against this war

S         Justice Not War Coalition Eugene global peace, justice, liberty

S         Lane County Bill of Rights Defense Committee  Hope Marston  541 683-5634
            Lane County Catholic Worker Crisis housing for mothers.

            Lane Current Calendar. Online calendar of Lane County progressive events.

            LCC Peace Center. Fostering peace in community, selves, nation and world.  

            Military Families Speak Out Military families opposed to occupation of Iraq

S          Million Mom March. March against gun violence., 686-2531

S          MoveON  “Democracy in Action”  Local contact:

S          Native Forest Council, Working to protect all our public lands, 688.2600,

S          Neighborhoods for Peace:  Betsy Steffensen, 344-9343,

            NW Eco-Building Guild. Green Building.

            NW Alternatives to Pesticides:  Protects health & environment.

            Oregon Action: Organizing for economic and social justice

S          Oregon Country Fair, Nourish your spirit, July 11-13, 2008, 343-4298,

            Oregon Energy Model Energy roundup

S          Oregon Peaceworks.  Activating for peace, justice, environment.
            Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility  Eliminating WMD, building environment

S          Oregon Toxics Alliance: Direct action to protect the environment and public health

S          Pacific Green Party of Oregon (Lane County Chapter), Pat Driscoll,,

S          Pan Asian Community Alliance.  Social Justice and Human Rights.  687-3464

            Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), 302-4022. Web:

S          Progressive Responses, a project of  (CALC), 485-1755;

S          Rural Organizing Project  Building human dignity and a just democracy

S          Springfield Peace Action Network,

S          Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (Safer) Human rights in schools.  726-7377

    Eco logical culture change photos, essays, how to do it.

S          Survival Center, U of O.  Student run environment & social justice collective. Human Rights
            Alliance,  SETA, OSPRIG. 346-4351.

S          Taxes for Peace Not War,344-1053,

S          Unitarian Universalist Church Eugene Social Justice Committee,

            United for Peace and Justice: 1400 groups opposing permanent warfare
            Veterans Against Torture

            Veterans for Peace  See also

            Victory Gardens for All. 10,000 new gardens: Each one teach one.

S          Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND): Contact: 338-8605 or
            Wellsprings Friends School non-profit alternative high school. 686-1223

S         Whiteaker Neighbors for Peace and Justice, 686-4134.