The Crest Drive Neighborhood Association (which spans a wide berth) held its annual neighborhood potluck picnic at the WAYNE MORSE FAMILY FARM on August 17, 2014. It was well attended and enjoyed by neighbors and guests. The neighborhood board planned a variety of activities for the young and “young-at-heart” alike. The afternoon included neighborhood info and gift basket raffle, potluck picnic, acoustic music performed by four different groups, kids’ activities, and tabling by local organizations. To connect with CDCA, visit their website/blog or follow them on twitter.
CDCA picnickers were entertained by neighborly conversation and acoustic bands. Photo: Rachael Young.
On August 9, 2014 the Wayne Morse Family Farm hosted “War No More,” a collaborative community event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wayne Morse’s courageous “No” vote opposing the Tonkin Gulf Resolution to send troops to Vietnam. The event included tours of the historic home featuring the political cartoons exhibit highlighting Senator Morse’s opposition to the Vietnam War, three educational teach-ins about the economic, spiritual, and psychological costs of war and the effects on veterans and their families and the war resistance by GIs, a fabulously fun “Celebrating Dissent Fashion Show” telling some of the story of the 1960s and expressing today‘s challenges that we face, along with music, poetry, a children’s peace flag art project, and ice cream.
Many thanks go to our guests, performers, sponsors, endorsers, and WMHPC board members:
Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC)
Wayne Morse Historical Park Corporation
WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions)
Beyond War Northwest
Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
ESSN/jwj (Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network/Jobs with Justice)
Veterans for Peace Chapter 159
Eugene Peace Choir
The Raging Grannies
WMHPC Morse Scholarship Table
Civil Rights Movement intertwined with Anti-War Movement
Eugene Peace Choir