Diana Baker

Art Director

Stories from the ‘Pacific Circuit’

Emerging Leaders of United Way Lane County, a young professional philanthropic group, met with approximately two dozen community members at the Actors’ Cabaret of Eugene on May 23 to discuss the pressing issue of sex trafficking in the Eugene area. The speakers varied from trafficking survivors to resource providers for individuals who have been involved …

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Panel of DisOrient Film Fest at LCC

A group of Asian-American filmmakers shared their films and advice at the DisOrient Film Festival in Eugene, from April 19 to 21. Social justice-themed films, an art display and panel discussions took place across Eugene, including at the Bijou Theatre, Lane Community College’s downtown campus and the University of Oregon. According to the website, DisOrient …

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Combating addiction with compassion

Lane Community College Speaker Series hosted Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on Mar. 1 for a presentation about drug courts and education. About 30 people attended the event, including Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, LCC President Margaret Hamilton, Lane Interim Diversity Chief Greg Evans and other community and school personnel. Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana, has a long …

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DACA activist brings Dream to DC

Jesus Narvaez, a Lane Community College student and political activist, accompanied Congressman Peter Defazio at the State of the Union address on Jan. 30 because of Narvaez’s fight for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation. Narvaez attended with five other Oregonians, including Esli Becerra, Aldo Solano, Juan Navarro, Leonardo Reyes and Miriam Vargas Corona. …

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Office of Ron Wyden

Lane alum stands with senator to defend DACA

Senator Ron Wyden attended President Trump’s State of the Union Address with Esli Becerra, a Lane Community College alumnus, and his brother Kevin Becerra, to make a stand against President Trump’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Esli Becerra, who came with his parents from Mexico when he was eight months old, …

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Again they rise

Lane County women and their supporters gathered at the Wayne Morse United States Courthouse in downtown Eugene on Saturday, Jan. 20 for a second annual protest march, called the Women’s March for Action. Indivisible Eugene, the group organizing the march, planned the pre-march rally, the march route and the post-march entertainment with the theme, “Power …

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