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YWCA Social Justice Training to feature "Including Disability in the Equity Conversation"

YWCA Social Justice Training graphic

Above: Graphic of YWCA Social Justice Training announcement 
for "Including Disability in the Equity Conversation."

"Including Disability in the Equity Conversation" is topic
of YWCA Social Justice Training

The YWCA of Greater Portland is conducting a social justice training on “Including Disability in the Equity Conversation” on Friday, November 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. The training will be at the Multicultural Service Center, 4610 S.E. Belmont Street. Accommodation requests may be made by contacting Aila Hauru at or (503) 294-7480.

Allison Falleur Barber, Samrawit Biyazin and Jennifer Knapp will be presenting at the training to help engage participants in learning from the life experience of people with disabilities. It will cover a range of topics from concrete tips for increasing accessibility to increased risk of abuse to social justice and disability. This conversation is to equip participants to increase their community consciousness and inclusive thinking and actions.

Further information, including registration, is provided on the Including Disability in the Equity Conversation event webpage. This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training.

The YWCA of Greater Portland is the local affiliate of one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation. Its services extend from Multnomah County to clients from all over Oregon. Their programs span five key areas: Domestic Violence Services, Family Preservation Project, Senior Service, Social Justice and Youth Services.