3932 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501
Last fall, we moved out of our old office, a small corner room in the historic Woolworth Building in downtown Medford where Unite Oregon, Rogue Valley (formerly Oregon Action) had been located since we were founded 30 years ago. That space served us well for a long time but we had outgrown it. Together with our close friends at Rogue Climate we moved into a new building just north of Phoenix on Hwy 99. An old house, the new space was bigger and meant we'd have a lot more room for new staff, volunteers, and interns, and also that you wouldn't have to climb three flights of stairs to visit us. We decided to call it the Rogue Action Center.
But beyond simply having more room for new leaders and organizers getting involved in our work, we had a vision of this new space being a collaborative community resource where organizers and activists could have a home in the Rogue Valley; a place to hold meetings and events, a place to take care of printing and to work quietly on the computer, and a place to meet other folks passionate about social & environmental justice, to share thoughts and ideas and learn from one another as we work to build a more inclusive and vibrant movement in the Rogue Valley.
Over the past nine months, we've been amazed at how quickly that vision has become a reality, with eight organizations and campaigns using the Rogue Action Center on a regular basis! Seeing folks working on diverse issues--everything from queer justice in schools to education funding and housing rights, to climate justice and renewable energy--all sharing a space together, all exchanging ideas and strategies, has been profoundly inspirational.
So now, we're throwing a big party to celebrate the community that has been built around the Rogue Action Center! Join us Wednesday, June 29th from 5:30-8:30pm for music, BBQ, kids activities, and more. Check out our new garden, take a tour of the office, and get to know some of the other organizations and folks doing amazing work here in our community.
We're really excited about what the future holds for the Rogue Action Center, and hope you will be a part of building that future with us!