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Bob Joondeph will speak on “30 Years in the Fight for Disability Rights” at the City Club of Portland’s February 22nd Friday Forum

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Above is a head shot of Bob Joondeph wearing glasses and smiling at the camera.

DRO’s Bob Joondeph to speak
on 30 years engaged in work for disability rights

Bob Joondeph will speak on “30 Years in the Fight for Disability Rights” at the City Club of Portland’s February 22nd Friday Forum. The noontime event is being held at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 Southwest 11th Avenue. People may also join the event by watching a live from any device on the City Club website or on KGW television’s live feed, listening on XRAY's  stations (91.1 FM & 107.1 FM), or watching television on Open Signal's CityNet and Community Access Network channels.

Bob will reflect on the history and current state of disability rights in Oregon, and on disability rights as civil rights. His remarks will be followed by an exit interview-style conversation with Steve Novick. The audience will also have a chance to ask questions.

For more than 30 years, Bob Joondeph has served as the Executive Director of Disability Rights Oregon (DRO). He recently announced his pending retirement, which provides an opportunity to to reflect on the history and current state of disability rights in Oregon, and on disability rights as civil rights.

DRO has also served as a watchdog for the treatment of people with disabilities in our criminal justice system, and in 2018 it joined with the Mental Health Association of Portland and Cascadia Behavioral Health to successfully petition to become a “Friend of the Court” in the ongoing case challenging the use of force against people with psychiatric disabilities.

To find out more about attending this event, more information is available on the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum webpage.