Social Justice

Fatima Roohi Pervaiz

The 41st annual Take Back the Night rally will be held this Thursday at the University of Oregon.


Recorded on: March 15, 2019

Air Date: March 18, 2019

From the City Club of Eugene:

Recorded On: February 22, 2019

Air Date: February 25, 2019

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“The Way Home” is a partnership project of Sponsors, Inc., Lane County Parole and Probation, and Homes for Good.  It is a Lane County reentry collaborative effort formally launched in September 2018. In the next two years, the project will begin providing 100 units of permanent, supportive housing to individuals with conviction histories in Lane County.

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In Eugene, over 300 hundred marchers came out to honor the legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. this morning.  The event centered on youth and the responsibility to carry on Dr. King’s teachings.

Recorded On: January 18, 2019
Air Date: January 21, 2019

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Nationally, women and supporters marched in solidarity in Washington D.C. and other parts of the country.  An estimated 2,500 people attended the 3rd Annual Women’s March Saturday in Eugene. But things got off to a rocky start when one of the speakers at the rally used what some called "divisive" language.

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Friday, dozens of people wound through the rainy streets of Eugene for an Indigenous Peoples March, one of 16 organized across North America

Merry Caston

The Third Annual Women’s March is set for this Saturday in Eugene. The route will be identical to years’ past, but there will be a few changes in the focus of the event.

Tiffany Eckert

The deadline for people to move out of the temporary homeless camp on Highway 99 has been extended to Wednesday at dusk.

Tiffany Eckert

Transient and unhoused people camping at a Lane County owned gravel lot on Highway 99 will have to vacate this week (Monday/Tuesday.) Campers have the option to sign up for a bed at an established site run by Saint Vincent de Paul nearby. In advance of the eviction, KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert visits the site known as Camp 99.

A Eugene community theater actor who allegedly cyber-harassed a black student leader has agreed to an unusual settlement with his victim.

Brian Bull

At a special meeting Monday night, the Eugene City Council voted 7 to 1 to expand temporary homeless camping options at sites along Highway 99.

Springfield School District

The Springfield community has come together to find a new warming site for homeless people to find shelter on freezing nights. 

Rachael McDonald

After 46 years in Oregon, Julie Daniel, former director of Bring Recycling in Eugene, will become a U.S. citizen this week. She says she wants to use her new status to help other immigrants who may not have the same resources.

Tiffany Eckert

About a dozen tents have re-appeared on a concrete slab of county-owned property in downtown Eugene known as the “Butterfly” lot. Campers are back to protest how the city and county are dealing with homelessness. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Eugene federal courthouse tonight to decry President Trump’s firing of now former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. KLCC’s Brian Bull was there.

Tiffany Eckert

Over the weekend, volunteers helped move a homeless encampment from the highly visible downtown “Butterfly” lot to another county-owned property off Highway 99 in West Eugene.

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Screen actor Danny Glover, most recently appearing in the film “Sorry to Bother You,” joins educator and former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver in Eugene Monday. They’re at the University of Oregon for a conversation on the role of student protest in transforming education. 

 

Recorded On: July 27, 2018

Air Date: July 30, 2018

What’s DACA All About? Most American citizens are the children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of immigrants. We know from our own family stories that whatever our roots, we found pathways to inclusion in the community, to productive places in the workforce, and to wide-ranging spots on the social and political spectrum. Is the situation of immigrants different today? Are the immigrants themselves any different? In this panel, we will hear from two experts on DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Brian Bull

KLCC presents a year-long series on Native Voices of Oregon beginning July, 2018. 

Funded by the University of Oregon's Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, the stories coincide with the Center's 2017-2019 Theme of Inquiry: Borders, Migration and Belonging. 

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An employee of the Oregon Department of Transportation is being investigated for an offensive Facebook post involving immigrants.

Oregon Historical Society

Oregon’s legacy of racism - including the prominence of the Ku Klux Klan, as well as resistance against such groups - is the focus of an upcoming publication from the state historical society. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the organization is calling for articles.

Lincoln County

Monday was the first day on the job for Claire Hall. The Lincoln County Commissioner has served for 14 years as Bill Hall and has now transitioned to female. 

Rachael McDonald

About 4 dozen people held a noon rally at the Eugene Federal Building Friday to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies. It was part of a national day of protest organized by the American Civil Liberties Union.

An Effort to Preserve Black History in Eugene Continues

Jun 1, 2018
Deonna Anderson/KLCC

The history and legacy of the African American community in Eugene dates back to at least the 1890s. Now, there’s an effort to preserve the historic property of one Black family in particular – the Mims.

Anne Bridgman

Two Syrian refugees arrived last night at the Eugene Airport. The women are mother and stepmother to a pair of brothers who already live here.

Writer, speaker and self-described internet yeller Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race. In addition to race, Oluo also writes about feminism, social justice and the arts. Her work has been featured in  The Washington PostElle Magazine, and The Guardian among other outlets.

Oluo spoke with KLCC's Deonna Anderson ahead of her talk in Eugene this week.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Last night, nearly 200 people gathered in Springfield’s William S. Fort Memorial Park to hold a candlelight vigil. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the event was to mark 20 years since the Thurston School Shooting.

Some University of Oregon students held a demonstration in solidarity with Palestinians Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the Nakbah. Nakbah refers to the exodus of some 700-thousand Palestinians who fled their homes in 1948 when Israel was founded.

Sarah Espinoza

This week marks the 40th anniversary of “Take Back the Night”.  The event highlights awareness and prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence.  And the University of Oregon is working to be inclusive of different cultures affected by the issue.

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