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Disability NEWS--April 3, 2019

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April 3, 2019

In This Issue…

    • April 5th breakfast symposium to discuss aging, longevity and living to 100
    • City of Portland Budget Forums: Open Public Testimony at Saturday, April 6th Work Session on Chronic Homelessness
    • Gabriel Park Inclusive Playground: Open house on April 10th
    • Can We Get Along? April 20th Conversation examines our personal experiences of connection & community
    • Parenting Without Pity: Call for stories
    • “Designing for Disability” workshop being held at transportation conference April 24th
    • How to Apply to City of Portland Workshop hosted April 27th
    • Learn alt-text in 60 seconds for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
    • Register now: June 18th Inclusive Emergency Planning Workshop for Oregon
    • Visit Disability Program Facebook page for more news, event postings

April 5th breakfast symposium to discuss aging, longevity and living to 100

Please join AARP Oregon, Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County, and Metro for Disrupt Aging: Implications of Living to 100, a breakfast symposium featuring Dr. Erwin Tan, AARP Director of Thought Leadership, and a dynamic and diverse response panel of local leaders. The event is Friday, April 5, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Metro, 600 Northeast Grand Avenue.

From the hosts: Learn about and explore the implications of aging, longevity and living to 100, especially for communities of color and traditionally marginalized communities in our region. Come share your thoughts and join the conversation! Please let us know if you’ll be joining us.


 


 City of Portland Budget Forums: Open Public Testimony at Saturday, April 6th Work Session on Chronic Homelessness

The City of Portland invites you to public meetings about the annual budget. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mayor and City Council to receive testimony from community members regarding the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Details for Saturday’s event are as follows:

Community Work Session with Open Public Testimony

Topics:  Invited Testimony on Chronic Homelessness to Permanent Supportive Housing and Open Public Testimony

Date/Time:  Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:  Portland Community College Cascade Campus – Student Union, Room 220, 705 N Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217

Language Access: Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at this event. To request additional accommodation, please contact the City Budget Office at 503-823-6925 or CityBudgetOffice@portlandoregon.gov.

ADA Access: This event is wheelchair accessible.

Transit:  MAX Yellow Line, Bus Line 44, Bus Line 4, Bus Line 72

Find budget events through June at the City Budget Office event page.

Learn how the budget works, submit written testimony, and explore ways to get involved in the budget process here.


Gabriel Park Inclusive Playground: Open house on April 10th

Portland Parks & Recreation invites people to share ideas for Portland’s next inclusive playground. From Portland Parks & Recreation:

“Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges, planning is underway for the next inclusive playground in the PP&R system at Gabriel Park in Southwest Portland. The new playground will provide a rich play experience for kids of all abilities to access and enjoy.

Join us at a series of open houses this spring to help design YOUR new playground. Come to the first open house to learn more about inclusive play, see different play themes, and share your ideas:

Gabriel Park Open House #1

Wednesday, April 10, 6pm-8pm

Stephens Creek Crossing - Community Room, 6719 SW 26th Avenue*

*Parking at Stephens Creek Crossing is limited to residents. Please park at Hillsdale Community Church, 6948 SW Capitol Highway. Refreshments will be provided, and kids are welcome and encouraged to attend. Read more at www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/75411.”


Can We Get Along? April 20th Conversation examines our personal experiences of connection & community

Southeast Uplift, Oregon Humanities, and the Office of Community & Civic Life are coming together to host a FREE conversation with Chisao Hata. The conversation will take place Saturday, April 20th 2019 at 5:30PM. It will be held at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main St. Portland OR, 97214. Open the PDF Flier for Can We Get Along here.


Parenting Without Pity: Call for Stories

Rooted in Rights is partnering with disabled parents to tell their stories as part of Parenting Without Pity. Parenting Without Pity is a storytelling resource of podcasts, videos and blogs that honors the experience and knowledge of disabled parents.

This is a space for disabled parents to talk about their experiences as disabled people, and to offer compassionate and frank advice and guidance to non-disabled parents of disabled children. Find out more about this project and submit a story here.


“Designing for Disability” workshop being held at transportation conference April 24th

The annual Oregon Active Transportation Summit conference on April 24 is featuring a “Designing for Disabilty” workshop conducted by Amy Parker, EdD & COMS, Portland State University Coordinator for the Orientation and Mobility Program, and West Livudais, Oregon Office on Disability & Health Program Coordinator. The conference is in the Conservation Hall at the Oregon Zoo, 4001 Southwest Canyon Road in Portland.

This half-day interactive workshop will take place at the Oregon Zoo, which is beginning a multi-year effort to improve accessibility and mobility for people of all abilities. Participants will hear from disability community members, researchers, and advocates and learn about issues and opportunities related to involving people with disabilities in planning efforts and addressing their needs through design and assistive technology.


 


 

How to Apply to City of Portland Workshop hosted April 27th

The City of Portland Bureau of Human Resources is hosting a How to Apply to the City of Portland workshop Saturday, April 27th 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00AM at Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45TH Avenue, Portland, OR 97219.

Course participants will gain an understanding of the City of Portland’s online application process, types of employment, creating an account on the online Applicant Tracking System, reviewing job announcements, reviewing and submitting application materials, and interview information. If you have any questions or need to request an accommodation, contact Loan Tran at Loan.Tran@Portlandoregon.gov (preferred) or 503.823.6821. Registration is required. Details and registration can be found at this link.


Learn Alt-Text in 60 Seconds for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

This new video from Rooted in Rights guides viewers through how to add alt-text to images on their favorite social media sites. On these and other platforms, image descriptions can also be included in the text of a post.


Register now for June 18th Inclusive Emergency Planning Workshop for Oregon

The Department of Human Services (DHS), the Oregon Health Authority/Oregon Public Health (OHA PH), and the Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) are holding an Oregon Inclusive Emergency Planning (ORIEP) Workshop for Oregon on June 18 at the Salem Convention Center. This workshop will also be streamed online.

Along with the State Independent Living Council and disability-led organizations, these agencies are are bringing together people with disabilities, seniors, disability organizations, and the emergency management community to identify inclusive priorities for Oregon to address in emergency plans.

Help improve emergency planning across Oregon to include persons who experience disabilities. Together, we can work toward emergency planning done with and for all Oregonians.

Attend the Oregon Inclusive Emergency Planning (ORIEP) Workshop if you are an Oregonian who:

  • Experiences visual, physical, hearing, emotional, developmental and/or cognitive disabilities
  • Is part of a group that serves or advocates for people who experience disabilities, or
  • Is interested or has experience in inclusive emergency management.

This workshop is free of charge to all participants. The hosts are offering travel scholarships for people to get to Salem (mileage, hotel, meals) and streaming the workshop online for those who are unable to travel. The workshop will be physically and programmatically accessible (including ASL and CART). Translations of the attached materials into languages other than English will be available soon.

Registration (Three ways to register):

  1. Online at https://oriep.eventbrite.com
  2. Email oregon.masscare@state.or.us
  3. Call Anna Feigum at 503-510-9361

Visit Disability Program Facebook page for news, event postings

The Office of Community & Civic Life Disability Program Facebook page features daily postings of news, videos, events and issues of interest to people with disabilities.

The Disability NEWS is created and distributed twice monthly on the first and third Wednesdays by the City of Portland’s Disability Program in the Office of Community & Civic Life. The NEWS, including back issues, is also available at the program’s website for viewing at this link.

To update your contact information, if you wish to submit information for the newsletter or if you know someone who would like to receive the newsletter, please email disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov. Events submitted will also be noted on the Disability Program Facebook page and featured on ONI Events calendar's list of Disability Events.