Social Justice

Rachael McDonald

Eugene activist and author Peg Morton died Saturday. She was 85. Morton died on her own terms. She had been dealing with health issues for some time and felt it was her time to go. Morton spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald two weeks before her passing.

Recorded on: December 11, 2015

Air Date: December 14, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, City Club's unique "Gifts to the City" is on our holiday roster. Eight community members --some known, some unknown-- will offer their virtual "gifts" to the city.

Rachael McDonald

There are 6 Syrian refugees in Oregon. One of them lives in Eugene. Ali Turki Ali came here in June. He’s learning English at Lane Community College.  Ali left his home country in March 2014.

Alyssa Bonini

December is AIDS Awareness Month. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert talks with Alyssa Bonini. The Portland native spent two years in South Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She worked with HIV patients and their communities.

Egan Warming Center

The Egan Warming Centers will activate tonight through Saturday.  They are now on standby for Sunday through Monday.  They are desperately in need of trained volunteers for many shifts at most sites for Friday through Monday.

Oregon Historical Society

The first Japanese American to graduate from the University of Oregon is one of 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday. Minoru Yasui was born in Hood River in 1916, the son of Japanese immigrants.

Gender Diversity Awareness Week is wrapping up in Eugene over the next few days with a panel discussion, vigil, clothing swap and more.

Kyra Buckley

The Eugene City Council Wednesday approved a resolution to declare the urgency of the housing and homelessness crisis and ask Governor Kate Brown to help.

timwise.org

Tim Wise is one of the nation's foremost anti-racist writers and educators. He'll be speaking at the University of Oregon Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Straub Hall, Room 156. The event is free and welcome to the public.

Community Members Head To D.C. For Equality March

Sep 10, 2015
Corinne Boyer

Several community members are traveling from Eugene to Washington D.C. to participate in “America’s Journey for Justice” march. Supporters and elected officials gathered for the sendoff in downtown Eugene on Thursday.

“America’s Journey for Justice” began in Selma, Alabama on August 1 and will end in Washington D.C . The Eugene/Springfield NAACP president Eric Richardson is marching with his daughter and members of the group SURJ—Showing up for Racial Justice. Richardson thanked the community for supporting social justice efforts.

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