Happenings in the Wider Community

July 23, 2019

We’re excited to share the news that the Eugene City Council just passed a resolution condemning white nationalism!

Due to the hard work and dedication of the Human Rights Commission and the collaboration of dozens of community groups and businesses, City Council took a strong stance denouncing hatred and bigotry. During the discussion of the resolution, every city councilor spoke out against the activities of white nationalists in Eugene, building a strong basis for future actions by the city.

In total, 26 organizations and 10 businesses including small and large businesses, labor unions, faith based groups, civil rights organizations, immigrant rights groups, racial justice allies, and community organizations came forward to affirm that Eugene supports all its residents by strongly declaring that hate has no place here. Thank you for your organizing! This wouldn’t have been possible without your engagement.

What do we do now?

  • Take a look at the coverage below, and share it on social media with a statement of your values for Eugene.
  • This is just the beginning. The City of Eugene took an important step today, and there’s more to be done.

KLCC: Eugene Businesses and Organizations Call On City To Denounce White Supremacy

NBC 16: Eugene leaders rally at Lane County Courthouse to condemn white nationalism

KEZI: Eugene City Council to vote on anti-white nationalism resolution

Donations Needed for OVE
TBI partners with the Jewish Federation of Lane County to help provide much needed donations for Opportunity Village (OVE) residents. OVE  provides tiny houses for people transitioning from homelessness.  There is no electricity or heat, so items that provide warmth are especially important. Please bring donations to the barrel in front of the office. Click here for a full list of needs.

Please let everyone at Temple Beth Israel  know that Opportunity Village is ever so thankful for the donations. We are so appreciative of all that your members do for the village. The blankets are especially appreciated as we have many new villagers who came in with little bedding and now that it is getting so cold they will stay warm.

Alice Gentry
Opportunity Village Council

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