Social Justice

Neighborhood Development
12:16 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Neighbors Object To Housing Project For Former Cons

Sponsors and HACSA plan to build a permanent housing project on this lot on Oak Patch Road in Eugene.
Credit Rachael McDonald

A plan to build long-term housing for people who've been in prison is raising objections from neighbors. The proposal is to put in a 60 unit building in the neighborhood of Acorn Park in West Eugene.

Sponsors is a program that helps people who've been in prison get back into society. Director Paul Solomon:

Solomon: "Re-entry services consist of transitional housing, long-term housing, employment services, mentoring and a range of other services designed to help people transition successfully back into the community."

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Social Justice
12:03 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Eugene Hosts Sunny MLK Day March

Participants in Eugene's MLK Day March.
Credit Karen Richards

Several hundred marchers gathered in Eugene today to honor Martin Luther King Junior.

 Speakers including Lane County NAACP president Eric Richardson and Congressman Peter DeFazio kicked off the event. Dr. King’s words “darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that,” had impact on the bright sunny morning. Several participants thought the race and equality issues of the past year brought energy to this year’s holiday. Eva Bertoglio is a student from Newberg:

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Honoring The Resiliency Of American Indian Nations

Meeting Date: Friday, January 9, 2015

Air Date: Monday, January 12, 2015

The American Anthropological Association recently condemned the use of Indian mascots in any form—a concrete denunciation of a practice under discussion for several years. A related discussion is about the historic agreements with Native American tribes and the value of recognizing the sovereignty of the 566 tribal nations in the United States. Jason Younker is at the forefront of these discussions.

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Social Justice
2:03 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

The University of Oregon Hosts Event Discussing Racism and Justice

Credit University of Oregon

On Wednesday, the University of Oregon hosted “I Can’t Breathe:” A Conversation Starter about Racism, Justice and Love. In the wake of the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York, the meeting was called to address racism and what can be done on the UO campus and in the community.

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Transforming The Campus: Comprehensive Sexual Violence Prevention And Response Efforts At The U Of O

Recorded on:  Friday, December 12, 2014

Air Date: Monday, December 15, 2014

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Social Justice
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Minority Youth Over-Represented In State Correction System

Maria Chavez-Haroldson

Maria Chavez-Haroldson is director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations at the Oregon Youth Authorirty in Salem.  She discusses the reasons minority youth are over-represented in the state’s correction system.

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Social Justice
6:53 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Informal Mortgage Arrangements Leave Undocumented Buyers Vulnerable

Credit US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Even as the White House moves to announce an executive order overhauling American immigration policy, many people who bought houses while living here illegally will continue to face fallout from unorthodox real estate deals. Historically, undocumented immigrants have had few options for formal financing, leading to informal arrangements with some risky consequences.

After an early morning shift at the warehouse where she packs apples, Maria rests her elbows on the kitchen counter of her tidy home in the Yakima Valley.

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Homelessness
7:22 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

With Temperature Dropping, Warming Centers Opening In Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove

UPDATE: Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 11:20 A.M.:

The Egan Warming Centers confirmed they are activated for tonight, Saturday. But they will NOT be open on Sunday and Monday nights because the overnight temperatures will not be cold enough.

Those needing to get to a Warming Center tonight can ride LTD for free - just tell the driver you need to get to a warming center.  St Vincent de Paul will provide shuttle service from the First Christian parking lot behind the church to other sites from about 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm.

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Social Justice
3:24 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Eugene Store Violates Disabled Customer's Civil Rights, Must Pay

Credit oregonlive.com

A Eugene convenience store violated the civil rights of a disabled customer when it refused to allow a woman entrance with her service animal. That is today's (Monday) ruling from BOLI--The Bureau of Labor and Industries.  

BOLI has found that Duck Stop Market, a small shop on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene, was in violation of the law for repeatedly denying entry to a customer with a service animal.

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Poverty
12:43 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Study Shows More Oregonians Living In Poverty Even With Positive Economic Growth

Credit Oregon Center for Public Policy.

Despite economic growth, the number of Oregonians living in poverty is higher than it was during the 2008 recession. The Oregon Center for Public Policy has released poverty figures for 2013. KLCC’s Corinne Boyer has more.

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