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Disability NEWS--April 17, 2019

 

April 17, 2019

In This Issue…

  • Let’s vote! Voter Registration Deadline is April 30 for May Special Election
  • Apply for 2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grants, Information sessions April 26 and May 9
  • RSVP for Civic Life's Multilingual Community Connections Party April 30
  • Waitlist Application for 5020 Condos opens April 22
  • Washington Park Free Shuttle running weekends, daily service May through October
  • Can We Get Along? April 20 Conversation examines our personal experiences of connection & community
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA-Portland) Monthly Meeting April 20
  • Bridge City ASL Playgroup on April 20
  • Register now for the 2019 Breaking Barriers Conference on April 26
  • How to Apply to City of Portland Workshop hosted April 27
  • Learn alt-text in 60 seconds for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Call for Volunteers to Inform Multnomah County Emergency Planning
  • Register now: June 18th Inclusive Emergency Planning Workshop for Oregon
  • Visit Disability Program Facebook page for more news, event postings

 


Let’s vote! Voter Registration Deadline is April 30 for May Special Election

The Voter Registration Deadline is April 30 for the May 21, 2019 Special District Election. Register to vote online at www.oregonvotes.gov/register

From Multnomah County Elections

Multnomah County Elections Assists Voters with Disabilities or Voters Who Need Help in Their Preferred Language

Voters with disabilities can request help with voting from a friend, family member or someone else they know. If needed, voters can also call and request voting and elections-related help from Multnomah County Elections. Elections Voter Assistance Teams can help a voter in their home, at the facility they live in, or at an elections service location in SE Portland or Gresham. This help is always free of charge. Legally, employers or union representatives cannot provide assistance.

Voters with limited English proficiency can also request assistance. Multnomah County Elections has staff who speak many languages. The Elections Division also can provide an interpreter, free of charge to anyone who needs help in voting or elections processes in a language other than English. Telephone interpretation is available in any language. Voters needing assistance can go online, call, email, or visit a Multnomah County Elections location for help in any step of the voting process including: signing up to vote, marking or reading the ballot, updating voter registration information, understanding elections rules and steps in voting, or any other elections-related help. 

Read More from Multnomah County Elections

 


 

The City of Portland invites you to apply for the 2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grants! 

Join us for information sessions on April 26 or May 1 to learn more.  

This is a restorative justice and community reinvestment grant opportunity funded by the City of Portland’s 3% local tax on retail cannabis sales.

Priority areas include: Record clearing and expungement, Workforce development, Re-entry housing services

If you have experience or expertise in one of the priority areas, foster interconnected communities, and provide multicultural and community-specific engagement, please consider applying! Visit the Cannabis Tax webpage for more information. 


 


 

RSVP for Civic Life's Multilingual Community Connections Party April 30th

Join Us! Civic Life is hosting a multilingual community party for Portlanders to come together over great food, view the collected community input and see how this input is shaping the work of Civic Life. Connect with the many communities that we are engaging, learn from one another and see how the intentional process of updating the city code that defines the work of our bureau is so much greater from gathering perspectives from a rich cross-section of Portlanders. RSVP for our multilingual community party here.


 

Waitlist Application for 5020 Condos opens April 22

From Portland Housing Bureau: 5020 Condos is an affordable homeownership opportunity for current and former longtime residents of North/Northeast Portland. Interested homebuyers must apply for the N/NE Preference Waitlist between Monday, April 22, 2019 and Friday, May 3, 2019. The application will be available online at www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/preference beginning Monday, April 22 at 9:00 am. Learn more about the 5020 Condos here



 

Washington Park Free Shuttle running weekends, daily service May through October

Explore Washington Park’s shuttle is back on weekends, and it will begin daily service May 1, 2019 through October 2019. Explore Washington Park has announced that the shuttle will now run year-round on weekends. This shuttle is wheelchair accessible.

The shuttle stops at various popular destinations in the park, including:

• Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum, World Forestry Center & TriMet Max Light Rail Station Red/Blue Line

• Vietnam Veterans Memorial

• Hoyt Arboretum

• Oregon Holocaust Memorial

• International Rose Test Garden & Portland Japanese Garden

• Archery Range

For more information about Washington Park and the free shuttle visit: http://explorewashingtonpark.org/

 



 

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.

 


 

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA-Portland) Monthly Meeting April 20

From HLAA-Portland:

Our monthly chapter meetings are 10 am on the third Saturday each month.  They are open forums where attendees can discuss the topics that impact them, including supports around hearing aids and cochlear implants, assistive technology, advocacy, and communication. 

Our meetings are open to anyone affected by hearing loss -- their own or that of a loved one. Attendees are encouraged to bring any assistive technology that they use to share with the group. Look forward to seeing you!

We meet monthly, September through May, at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, NW 22nd at Marshall Street. We currently meet in the 2nd floor Conference Room in Building 2, 1040 NW 22nd Avenue. The meeting room changes from time to time, so be sure to get on our email list to be notified of the location each month.

Our April meeting will be preceded by a Chapter board meeting, to which you're also invited. 

For more information, visit the Portland Chapter, Hearing Loss Association of America and scroll to Our Chapter Meetings.

 


 

Bridge City ASL Playgroup on April 20th

From Bridge City:

Families with Deaf/Hard of Hearing children using and learning sign language, join us as we get together to learn, laugh, and play! All paths welcome and respected. (Creating a safe space for families to share experiences without judgment.)

 

Saturday, April 20th

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Hammer + Jacks

6416 SE Foster Rd

Portland, OR 97206

 Find more information about the ASL Playgroup on the Oregon Association for the Deaf website



Register now for the 2019 Breaking Barriers Conference on April 26th!

This conference is open to everyone wanting to share a vision of creating a welcoming community for all people experiencing disability.

Families, self-advocates, educators, service providers, and community members are all welcome to attend and participate in this life changing conference!

$50 registration fee.

Scholarships available for self-advocates and families.

April 26, 2019

  • 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Deschutes County Expo Center
  • (Sisters Conference Center)
  • 3800 SW Airport Way
  • Redmond, OR 97756

Register for the Breaking Barriers Conference Here

If you have any questions or need support with registration please call (541) 548-8559 or email swidler@codsn.org.



 How to Apply to City of Portland Workshop hosted April 27

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.


Call for Volunteers to Inform Multnomah County Emergency Planning

The Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in partnership with Multnomah County is seeking volunteers from the community to be involved with Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management. Volunteers will support the development of programs that can work to benefit the Deaf Community. Volunteers will provide feedback on program ideas, advertising locations, and cultural considerations.

If individuals are interested in joining the Oregon Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to consult in the shaping of the future of emergency management in Multnomah County, please contact Jolleen Ives at: pres@orid.org.

Link to the original call for volunteers at Oregon Association of the Deaf website


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.

Please note: This information is also available for reading online.