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Key Issue Update from Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

Mayor Lucy Vinis will update the community on a few of the critical issues facing Eugene. KLCC’s News Director Rachael McDonald will lead the discussion, with a focus on four questions:   What is the City doing about the issue of homelessness? What are the City’s plans for reforming public safety? What programs are on the schedule for summer in the City? What question would you like to answer?   Ample time will be allowed for questions from the audience. Those interested in attending should register on the City Club website to receive a zoom invitation to the program. Rachael…

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Changes on the Eugene 4J Board?—A Candidate Forum

On May 18, voters in Eugene School District 4J will have the opportunity to choose among the candidates for three seats on the board. The race for Position 3 features …

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Eugene Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Project: A River Flows Through It

Eugene has turned its back on the Willamette River for more than a hundred years. Finally, after more than a decade of planning, public process, and negotiations, the City of …

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Reimagining Monuments

City Club of Eugene is launching a project to begin imagining a new generation of monuments for Eugene. Last summer’s protests reminded us that some monuments have passed their period of relevance. Programs and publications since then have shown that the messages a community needs from its monuments can change over time. In this project, City Club of Eugene partners with several groups to engage youth in finding important contemporary subjects and messages and designing monuments to convey them.

In the first week in April, students in the BEST Afterschool Program at Kelly Middle School will do a quick review of the nature of monuments, using examples from across the US and from local Indigenous people. Then they will get acquainted with a few notable Oregonians and historical events, to promote understanding of the many ways people and events can inspire us. They will identify monument-worthy people or events in their own lives and design a monument to celebrate them. Their final work will include both the designs of proposed monuments and artist statements describing the subject and theme of their monumental proposals.

Eugene Cultural Services Division is scheduling the exhibition of student work in the windows of downtown buildings in mid-June, in time for Juneteenth Celebrations. All art submitted by students and reflecting their serious consideration of the theme will be included in the exhibit.

Learn more about this project in a KEZI news feature.

Art educator and visionary Malik Lovette will lead the workshops at Kelly. Malik earned his BA in fine arts at UO in three years, while playing football mostly as a wide receiver. He then finished his years of eligibility while earning an MEd at Northern Arizona, and is currently working with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art as a curriculum and program developer. He recently won one of the Jordan Schnitzer BLM art grants, and plans to pursue a UO graduate degree in architecture this summer. He is animated about this topic and its power to help young people develop strong identity and engage in community life. He founded the company Let Us Have Vision to support youth development through art.

The Round Table Club of Eugene provided major support as a collaborator in this project. Founded in 1912 for “the social and intellectual enjoyment of its members,” the club provides a forum in which citizens and members of the University of Oregon share friendship and the opportunity for intellectual growth.