Social Justice

Tiffany Eckert

A new affordable housing community had its grand opening in Lane County, Monday. The Oaks at 14th will provide housing to an especially underserved population: people with criminal histories who have served their time and want to rejoin society.

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An astrophysicist has used census data to create a map showing racial diversity in the U.S.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on how Eugene fares.

Eight people from Middle Eastern countries have been denied visas to come to Eugene to participate in a conference and film festival next week. It’s unclear why the visas were denied since a judge has stayed President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from some Muslim majority countries.

Rachael McDonald, KLCC

The University of Oregon and Lane County’s 39th annual Take Back the Night rally, march and speak out is this Thursday, April 27th. The director of the UO Women’s center Fatima Roohi Pervaiz says among the themes of the night is the intersection of marginalized populations, especially undocumented groups, and sexual violence.

Rachael McDonald

Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The idea is to give people safe shelter as they transition to permanent housing. But there’s not enough affordable housing to serve the need, so a new village is in the works. 

Ben has been living on the streets of downtown Portland with Precious, his 7-year-old Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix, for the past four or five years. Ben is an older man who says that Precious loves the attention from people passing by. She’s a calm dog; she didn’t bark or move from her place in Ben’s arms the entire time we were talking. 

“You know, we do what we have to do to survive,” said Ben, who gave only his first name. “This one is just so much joyful and giving me so much pleasure to have her, that makes it all matter in the world.”

Kyra Buckley/KLCC

In Springfield faith and service organizations continue to help homeless folks find shelter and get in to housing. They also help low income people pay rent. There’s little to no emergency shelter available in the city, and thousands of names are on the wait list for subsidized housing.

Rachael McDonald

A new plaque honors one of Eugene’s earliest African American residents at the site of his former home. Historical research has found that Wiley Griffin lived near the current Eugene Water and Electric Board. The plaque was unveiled Friday.

More Than 7,000 Join Women's March In Eugene

Jan 21, 2017
Jesiah Hallford

More than 7,000 people marched through the streets of Eugene Saturday, according to Eugene Police. They were rallying in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington.

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