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Corvallis Area Calendar of Radical and Progressive Events

This is a weekly calendar of radical and progressive events and actions in the Corvallis area and at Oregon State University.
Corvallis Area Calendar of Radical & Progressive Events

OSU & CORVALLIS AREA CALENDAR OF RADICAL & PROGRESSIVE EVENTS
Compiled by Wrench

| Ongoing | Meetings | Events |

ONGOING

Everyday

Tala Madani, an Iranian activist and art student at OSU, has a series of paintings on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict on display in the MU Concourse at OSU. In addition, there is a collection of drawings from Palestinian children.

Alternatives to War sponsors a daily peace vigil at the Benton County Courthouse from 5-6pm. Candles and signs are displayed, and all are welcome.

Keep up with layoffs, the OSU and higher ed budget crises, political action and OSU news and views by going to http://www.opeuseiu.org/Local083/local083.index.html.

Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, David Barsamian hosts nationally-syndicated "Alternative Radio" from 6:30-7:30pm on 89.7 FM (KLCC). Each week features a different progressive activist-intellectual speaking for an hour. Frequent contributors include Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Howard Zinn, and Edward Said.

Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, Women in Black holds a silent vigil against global violence against women in front of the MU main lounge at OSU from 11am-1pm. All women are welcome to participate. For more information about Women in Black, visit http://www.womeninblack.net.

Fridays

Every Friday at 9am on KBVR 88.7 FM is "Unfiltered Econausea" with Sasha and Alicia--a "talk and fight show" on any topic from Ecofeminism to Globalization, usually with guests or co-hosts.

Every Friday, from 9-10pm, Bill Moyers is doing a weekly program on PBS (OPB) called "NOW" that is covering some of the issues that have been missing from the corporate media.

Every Friday, David Barsamian hosts nationally-syndicated "Alternative Radio" from 9-10pm on 550 AM (KOAC). Each week features a different progressive activist-intellectual speaking for an hour. Frequent contributors include Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Howard Zinn, and Edward Said.

Saturdays

Every Saturday at 10:30am, join Mid Valley Health Care Advocates at Westminster House (101 NW 23rd St.) to go out in pairs to gather petition signatures for the Health Care For All initiative.

MEETINGS

Tuesday, May 14

Unheard Voices will meet at 5pm on Tuesday, May 14 in MU 110 at OSU in order to continue planning a response to the current Israeli attacks in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Monday, May 20

Wrench meets on Mondays from 5-6:30pm in the Memorial Union Council Room at OSU. If you've never been to a meeting before, come at 4:45pm for an introduction.

Thursday, May 23

On Thursday, May 23, at 5:30pm, at the Old World Deli (341 SW 2nd Street), there will be a meeting to continue the planning process for starting a local Jobs with Justice. JWJ brings together local coalitions that connect labor, faith-based, community, and student organizations to work together on workplace and community social justice campaigns . Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

EVENTS

Tuesday, May 14

As part of the Race & Gender Series organized by the OSU Women's Center, there will be a student panel discussing "Inter-Racial Relationships" from 12-1pm on Tuesday, May 14. This event is at the Women's Center, which is wheelchair accessible. For special needs or assistance, call 737-3186.

Tuesday, May 14

Celebrating Queer Pride Week at OSU, on Tuesday, May 14, there will be a brown bag lunch and music in the MU Quad from 12-1pm. From 1-2pm in MU 208, Jase Drew Ousley will present "Trans Fundamentals": What you need to know to participate in a discussion on transgender issues. From 1-6pm in the MU Quad, there will be a recreational sporting activity. From 3-4pm in the MU Quad, there will be "rainbow jello wrestling." From 4-5pm in the Women's Center, Robin Keillor will discuss "Interpersonal Violence in LGBTQ Relationships." From 6:30-7:30pm at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, there will be a discussion called "In the Borderlands," as part of an ongoing discussion group focused around issues of Ethnicity/Race and Sexuality. From 8-9:30pm, starting at the Women's Center, there will be a campus safety walk. For more information, call the Rainbow Continuum at 737-6360 or the Queer Resource Center at 737-9161.

Tuesday, May 14

On Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30pm, at the Ocean Administration Building at OSU, Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association, will be giving a talk titled "Science, Environmental Activism, and the Real World." The presentation is for students, but faculty and community members are welcome.

Wednesday, May 15

Celebrating Queer Pride Week at OSU, on Wednesday, May 15, there will be a brown bag lunch and music in the MU Quad from 12-1pm. From 2-3pm in the MU Lounge, Tim Stover of the First United Methodist Church will discuss "Homosexuality and the Bible." Questions and answers will follow. From 3-4pm in the MU Quad, Stacey McGowan, ASOSU LBGTQQI Task Force Director, will discuss "LGBT Issues in the Oregon Ballot Initiative Process." From 5-5:30pm in the MU Lounge there will be a speech choir and Queer Pride Celebration. Over that night there will be a campfire and campout in the MU Quad. For more information, call the Rainbow Continuum at 737-6360 or the Queer Resource Center at 737-9161.

Wednesday, May 15

On Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30pm in MU Room 105 at OSU, Unheard Voices is showing two videos on the occupied territories of Palestine. "Frontiers of Dreams and Fears" (2001; 56 minutes) is award-winning Palestinian film maker Mai Mawri's most recent work and focuses on the difficult plight of Palestinian children in the Intifada while exhibiting an optimism that defies their unbearable circumstances. "Gaza Strip" (2002; 74 minutes) is by American documentary filmmaker James Longley, who traveled to Gaza in January, 2001, and stayed for three and one-half months, shooting over 75 hours of material from which this film is made. This film offers a rare look inside the stark realities of Palestinian life and death under Israeli military occupation.

Wednesday, May 15

In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, on Wednesday, May 15, there will be a showing of the Japanese Anime film "Princess Monoke" in Gilfillan Auditorium at 7pm.

Thursday, May 16

Celebrating Queer Pride Week at OSU, on Thursday, May 16, there will be a brown bag lunch and music in the MU Quad from 12-1pm. From 1-2pm in the MU Quad, Jase Drew Ousley will present "Put your action where your acronym is!": How to develop a trans inclusive campus (including the "T" in LGBT). From 2:30-4:30pm Jen Chen will present "Breaking Through Stereotypes and Building Bridges" in MU 208. From 6-8pm in the MU Ballroom, The Pride Planning Committee will host a celebration honoring the student, staff, faculty and community LGBTQ leaders, past and present. A look back at the earliest beginnings and current state of the lesbian and gay student associations at OSU will be provided. Members of past LGBT organizations, LGBT Task Force directors and Faculty advisors will be on hand to provide a first-hand account. Mina Carson, an OSU History Professor, will present a brief overview of the History of the LGBT movement. Dessert and beverage will be catered by OSU catering. For more information, call the Rainbow Continuum at 737-6360 or the Queer Resource Center at 737-9161.

Thursday, May 16

On Thursday, May 16, at 12:30pm in MU 206 at OSU, there will be a short film festival featuring two student works: "Turbans" and "Talking History." For more information, contact Mee Cha at (503) 830-1527 or (541) 713-6889.

Thursday, May 16

In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, on Thursday, May 16, Magdalen Hsu-Li will perform a concert in the MU Ballroom from 8-10pm. This will be followed by a discussion on Asian-Pacific American and Queer issues in the music industry.

Friday, May 17

As a conclusion to Queer Pride Week at OSU, on Friday, May 17, there will be a Queer Pride Celebration March from 12-1:30pm in the MU Quad. Then, from 8-11pm, there will be a free Drag Show and Dance in the MU Ballroom.

Saturday, May 18

On Saturday, May 18, from 8pm to midnight, join friends of KBOO to celebrate the ten-year anniversary for KBOO's 100.7 FM Translator in Corvallis. The party will be at Old World Deli (341 SW 2nd St.), and will include door-prizes, a silent auction, talk, and plenty of music: Sawtooth Mountain Boys (Bluegrass), Acoustic Mayayana (Folkrock from the Farm), Don Caughey (BlueNote Funk), and High Water (High Energy Rock Funk). Admission is sliding scale: $5-10. For more information, call Michael at 753-3138.

Monday, May 20

On Monday, May 20, at 7pm, there will be forum on "The Role of Nuclear Weapons in U.S. Foreign Policy" in the Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library. Forum Panelists include Dr. Kerry Kartchner, Ph.D., U.S. Dept. of State; Peter Bergel, Executive Director of Oregon Peaceworks; Dr. Joe Bowersox, History professor, Willamette University; and Kathy Campbell Barton, United Methodist Church peace activist. The purpose is to give the public the opportunity to hear differing views concerning the use of nuclear weapons as part of our nation's foreign policy and actions, so that they may have the information and perspective to make intelligent choices both as voters and activists in affecting national policy.

Tuesday, May 21

As part of the Race & Gender Series organized by the OSU Women's Center, there will be a student panel discussing "Inter-Racial Friendships" from 12-1pm on Tuesday, May 21. This event is at the Women's Center, which is wheelchair accessible. For special needs or assistance, call 737-3186.

Tuesday, May 21

The League of Women Voters Corvallis, as part of a national League of Women Voters' program called League Forums on International Affairs, has invited Kerry Kartchner, Senior Representative of the U.S. Department of State, and Richard L. Clinton, Oregon State University Professor of Political Science, to participate in a public discussion of the nuclear arms policy issue. The forum entitled, "Balm or Bomb? Changes in the U.S. Nuclear Arms Policy" will be held on Tuesday, May 21st from 7 to 9pm in the main meeting room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (645 NW Monroe Street). Co-sponsors are the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Oregon State University Department of Political Science, and Associated Students of Oregon State University. More information may be obtained by calling LWV Corvallis President Walter Barkan, 745-3020.

Wednesday, May 22

As part of the Race & Gender Series organized by the OSU Women's Center, there will be a student panel discussing "Being 'White' in 'Non-White' Countries" from 12-1pm on Wednesday, May 22. This event is at the Women's Center, which is wheelchair accessible. For special needs or assistance, call 737-3186.

Tuesday, May 28

As part of the Race & Gender Series organized by the OSU Women's Center, there will be a student panel discussing "Feminisms in the Eyes of Women of Color" from 12-1pm on Tuesday, May 28. This event is at the Women's Center, which is wheelchair accessible. For special needs or assistance, call 737-3186.

Tuesday, May 28

Sizuko Tomoda, daughter of a Hiroshima bombing survivor and author of a forthcoming book, "Women in Hiroshima, Now and Then," will speak at the Oregon State University at 1pm on Tuesday, May 28. An associate professor of

Japanese at Central Connecticut State University, Tomoda has been traveling to her hometown Hiroshima for the past few years to preserve a generation of women's stories. Shizuko will speak about research in Hiroshima, as well as share her own and her mother's stories. For more information, contact Setsuko Nakajima at 737-3951 at Foreign Language and Literature at OSU. Sponsored by Foreign Language and Literature and Japanese Student Association.

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Wrench is an OSU student organization seeking to promote equality, freedom, community, democracy, and an end to all forms of exploitation and oppression. We support nonviolent, creative, and democratic paths toward the realization of these goals. We hope to join with others to find socially just alternatives to capitalism and an end to corporate domination, the growing gap between the rich and the poor, the exploitation of labor, environmental degradation, gender and racial oppression, and others forms of social violence. Staff, faculty, and community members are also welcome to participate. Please join us.

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