Social Justice

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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Social Justice
7:11 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

Eva Kor, age 80, survived imprisonment at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
Credit www.auschwitz.org

Eva Kor, age 80, of Indiana, is a Holocaust survivor. She shares the story of her harrowing experience with KLCC's Claude Offenbacher. Kor speaks Saturday evening at 6:30 at the University of Oregon in room 150 of Columbia Hall. Her address is titled "Forgiveness: The Triumph of the Human Spirit".

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Homelessness
7:23 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Advocates Seek Ways To Help Homeless Through The Winter

Dan Bryant (left) talks with Opportunity Village resident Mike Torrey. Opportunity Village provides micro-houses or Conestoga Huts for homeless people in a small self-managed community in Eugene.
Credit Tiffany Eckert

In 2013, nearly 2 thousand people in Lane County didn't have a place to sleep at night.

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City Club of Eugene
6:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The Past is Ever Present: How Past & Present Practices & Policies Shape Our Experiences of Community

Meeting Date: October 31, 2014

Air Date: November 3, 2014

Guest Speakers: Judith Mowry, Policy Analyst, City of Portland; and Mark Harris, Counselor and Instructor, Lane Community College
Program Coordinator: Mary Leighton

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