The 3rd annual Whiteaker Sustainability Bike Ride is Saturday September 4th. Sponsored by the Whiteaker Community Council Sustainability Committee in coordination with the Neighborhood Leaders Council Committee on Sustainability we will meet at the Owen Memorial Rose Garden restrooms next to the Greenway Bike Path at 11 a.m. and go until about 1 p.m. Parking is available at the Rose Garden at the north end of Jefferson St. The closest LTD bus route is the #51 which goes by 1st and Jefferson. There will be several stops along the way including Arcimoto as in the EW blog, http://blogs.eugeneweekly.com/content/captain-tightpants-and-electric-car-nathan-fillion-comes-arcimoto. Other stops will include gardens, alternative energy and other sustainable aspects of Whiteaker. For more information contact Anand Holtham-Keathley at 541 343-3017, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or go to the Whiteaker Community Council web page www.therattler.org
Wednesday May 12th at 7 p.m. the Whiteaker Community Council will host Ms Ruth Forman Vargas the Clinical Supervisor of OHSU’s Torture Treatment Center here in Eugene. Her work in post traumatic stress disorder is revolutionary from a cultural psychiatric perspective based on ancient and current Chilean wisdom traditions. Ms Vargas woks with Siempre Amigos, a Eugene bilingual and bicultural mental health program serving survivors of torture, trauma and political violence from Central and South America. She wants the gathering to focus the community on “the urgency for a political response by citizens to the persistent and widespread practice of torture, as well as for a personal commitment to support victims of torture in our community.” The meeting is at the Whiteaker Community Building on the corner of Clark and North Jackson. For further information you may call Anand at 541 343-3017.