Ready to spend some time connecting with progressive folks in your region who are passionate about social justice?  Take a look at our upcoming events in Bend, Portland, and Eugene, and please join us! Bring your desire for social change in Oregon, and we’ll take care of the rest.

All events are wheelchair-accessible and free.

Bend:  MRG Happy Hour

Thursday, July 26 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Bend Brewing Company at 1019 Northwest Brooks Street

Calling all Central Oregon justice-seekers!   We’d like you to join us at the Bend Brewing Company for a chance to connect with other social justice allies in the region.

You’ll meet active community leaders, learn about and share the community organizing happening in your area, and chat with MRG’s Executive Director, Sharon Gary-Smith.  Snacks and the first round are on us.

Portland:  Justice Social Happy Hour with Momentum Alliance 

Tuesday, July 31 from 6pm – 8pm
Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant at 2413 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

MRG’s Justice Social is a casual gathering for folks who care about social justice, and a chance to meet other passionate progressives in Portland!  This month, we’ll discuss the impact of President Obama’s Deferred Action Program and the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070– and what these mean in Oregon. You’ll hear from experts who are organizing at the local and national levels to promote immigrant rights.

Featuring Jaime Limon Guzman, founding board member of Momentum Alliance.  Jaime is a young activist and community leader fighting for immigrant rights in Oregon and nationwide. Jaime also co-founded Oregon DreamActivist, an undocumented youth-led community organization.

No host bar.  Light appetizers made by Queen of Sheba Restaurant are on us!

Eugene: Peace and Pie in the Park!

Sunday, August 12 from 1pm – 4pm
Alton Baker Park in Eugene

Join friends and family for a summer party in the park with live music, great conversations, and great food– all to celebrate MRG and social justice grantmaking! Folks of all ages will enjoy this family-friendly event.

At Peace and Pie in the Park, you’ll meet community members, social justice organizers, and MRG supporters from all across Oregon.  This year we’ll have delicious food from Navarro’s Latin Creole Kitchen and ALMA Catering, as well as music from Afro-Mediterranean fusion band Priyo & Gypsy Moon!

Ready to RSVP, or have questions? Email Sheryl Sackman or call 503-289-1517.

Photo:  Sharon Gary-Smith with Dabogerto Morales of UNETE Center for Farmworker Advocacy (photo by UNETE)

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