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Candlelight Vigil for Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, Atlanta Forest Defender Killed in Raid

For the second time this year, the Eugene community came together for a candlelight vigil following the killing of yet another individual by law enforcement — this time in Atlanta, Georgia.  On Jan. 20, the Eugene community stood in solidarity with other cities nationwide to honor the life of Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, an Atlanta Forest…

PHOTOS: 2023 MLK March

On Jan. 16, the 2023 MLK March began at Autzen Stadium and made its way to the Hult Center where a celebration was underway.

Eugene Community Gathers for Keenan Anderson

Community members gathered under the gazebo at the Owen Rose Garden on the evening of Jan. 15 for a candlelight vigil for Keenan Anderson in solidarity with other organized vigils across the country.  Anderson—a Black high school teacher from Washington D.C. and cousin of Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors—was visiting his family in Los…

Senator Ron Wyden Visits Lane County

On Sunday, Jan. 15, Senator Ron Wyden visited Lane County as part of his pledge to host town halls in every county in Oregon, every year he serves on the senate. He said this was his 1,035th townhall to date. Wyden made that pledge almost 30 years ago when first began serving as a member…

State of the City Address Returns to Hult Center

On Jan. 4, the annual State of the City event returned to the Hult Center following a two-year COVID-19 pandemic-related absence.  The roughly 90-minute event opened with a performance of “Paso Doble” by Llarona before a land acknowledgement by Mayor Lucy Vinis. Following the acknowledgement, City Recorder Katie Lasala administered oaths of office for reelected…

We Are Leaving Twitter — Here’s Why and Where You Can Find Us

Twitter was a crucial part of Double Sided Media’s founding and became an integral tool for what we do — especially with live-tweeting during the George Floyd protests in the Eugene-area during 2020-2021.  But then it was purchased by a multi-billionaire with paper-thin skin and far-right sympathies — if not outright allegiances. Due to Twitter’s…

Old Nick’s Drag Event Successful Despite Nation-Wide Hate-Mongering, Local Intimidation

EDITOR’S NOTE: DSM collaborated on this article with Left Coast Right Watch, where it’s published simultaneously. You can support them on Patreon. This year, the far right launched an intensified effort across the United States to intimidate, attack, and ultimately stifle the LGTBQIA+ community. Family-friendly drag queen storytime events were some of the most frequent…

A Celebration of Life and Candlelight March for Midas Well

Two weeks after Midas Well’s passing, the Eugene community, their friends, and their family came together for a celebration of life and candlelight march to Curry Up!—what would’ve been their food cart—for a one night only offering of Well’s recipe. Spoiler: it was delicious.  Well’s celebration of life began at 2 p.m. on Nov. 26…

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