Join us at Pride in the Park!

Eugene’s Pride Celebration includes a Rally and March, starting at Spectrum in downtown Eugene, and marching to Alton Baker Park – where the Festival portion is held. 

There you’ll find booths hosted by artisans, food vendors, and local businesses and non-profits, including our church! We’ll be handing out water, and cool UUCE swag, like tote bags and t-shirts. 

We hope to see you there!

Volunteering Information:

Our Booth

Help out with UUCE’s booth! 

Folks hoping to help out at UUCE’s booth can contact the office to sign up for a shift. 

As of 8/2 we need: 

  • 2 volunteers for 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Can’t be there – but want to help? 
Drop off bottled water or powdered sports drinks at UUCE during office hours, August 8-11.

The Larger Festival

Help out directly by volunteering for various shifts. From the planning to the post-event cleanup, Eugene Pride runs on volunteer power. Everyone is welcome to participate in whatever way they can.

Volunteer shifts are generally 2 hours long and are available Friday for setup and Saturday before, during, and after the festival. 

Check out the Eugene Pride Website for full volunteering information. 

Sign-up to Disrupt Anti-LGBTQ Protests:

Pride organizers are anticipating hateful religious protesters to once again provoke festival attendees. They are asking local congregations who “hold the queer and trans community in their hearts” to help them with a new plan (that’s us!)

They are forming a team of volunteers who will create a barrier between protesters and festival goers. Volunteers will use non-violent, non-confrontational methods such as:

  • creating a barrier with affirming and loving signs, costumes, fans, etc.
  • playing copyrighted music on their phones so any recordings cannot be placed on social media with sound
  • using positive chants and songs to drown out the protestors

Volunteers will work 1-hour shifts on Saturday, August 13th. 

Please sign up here: www.eugenepride.org/volunteer.

Anti-Protest Organizational Meeting 
Thursday, August 11, 6pm-9pm
Hosted by UUCE, held in the Social Hall. 

Schedule:  

  • 6:00 – 6:30: Potluck at the covered playground.
    Please bring a dish to share and your own beverage.
  • 6:30 – 8:00: Preparation & training for forming a barrier between Pride celebrants & protestors
  • 8:00 – 9:00  Anti-protest sign-making.
    Feel free to bring poster board, markers, colorful duct tape, Pride stickers, etc.