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Disability NEWS--May 1, 2019

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May 1, 2019

 In this Issue...

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  • Commissioner Fritz and Office of Equity & Human Rights host Disability Advisory Listening Session, May 2
  • Public Hearings on Multnomah County Budget 2020, through May 22
  • Public Hearing on City of Portland and Prosper Portland Proposed Budgets, May 9
  • Submit your feedback to Southwest in Motion, by May 24
  • Disability Rights Oregon Invites Community to Shape Priorities

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  • Integrating Disability in the Public Health Research Agenda Forum, May 8
  • FACT Oregon hosts Developmental Disabilities Services Workshop, May 8
  • NAMI offers panel on Supporting Women Veterans Mental Health, May 28
  • Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Info Fair May 29

 CREATE

  • Apply for 2019 Cannabis Social Equity Grants, Information session, May 2
  • Apply to be a Vendor or Entertainer at the Pan-African Festival, by May 13
  • Register now for the Black Business Summit, on June 1

 CELEBRATE

  • Couch Park NEW Inclusive Playground Ribbon Cutting, May 4
  • L’Arche Portland Spirit of L’Arche Celebration, May 9
  • Interpreted Oregon Shakespeare Festival coming to Ashland, May 24

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  • FAQs on the NEWS

 

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Commissioner Fritz and Office of Equity & Human Rights host Disability Advisory Listening Session, May 2

From the Office of Equity & Human Rights:

 How can the City prioritize ADA Title II Compliance via a high-level advisory body to Council, and also provide an ongoing forum for larger concerns from the Disability Community?

The Office of Commissioner Fritz and the Office of Equity & Human Rights invite you to discuss these questions.

Disability Advisory Listening Session
May 2, 2018. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Jacobs Center, 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201 
Lincoln Room (first floor of Jacobs Center)

For more details, including a full agenda and where to email your feedback if you cannot attend, please visit the Office of Equity & Human Rights event page. For questions about this event, contact Jonathan Simeone at 503-823-1231 or jonathan.simeone@portlandoregon.gov.

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Public Hearings on Multnomah County Budget 2020 through May 22

Multnomah County will hold public hearings through May to gather community input on the 2020 County budget. Attached is a calendar outlining the budget road map and includes the dates of the public hearings. All public hearings will take place between 6-8 pm. The dates and locations are as follows: 

  1. May 8th –   Multnomah Building - 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 
  2. May 14th – East County - 600 NE Kelly, Gresham 
  3. May 22nd – Roosevelt High School - 6941 N Central St. 

More information available at:  https://multco.us/budget/calendar

To make specific requests for disability or language access, please contact Robyn Johnson at 971-347-5831 or robyn.johnson@multco.us.

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Public Hearing on City of Portland and Prosper Portland Proposed Budgets May 9

The City of Portland invites you to the following 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.

Topic:  Public Testimony on the Mayor’s Proposed Budget

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:  World Trade Center – Building 2, Bridge Level, Auditorium

121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97204

Transit: MAX Blue Line, MAX Yellow Line 

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.

Testimony tickets will be available an hour prior to start time. They will be drawn at random throughout the course of the event. Each speaker will have two minutes to address the council.

Find more information here. (Be sure to scroll down to the May 9th Session!)

Learn about getting involved here.

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Submit your feedback to Southwest In Motion (SWIM) before May 24

The public review draft of Southwest in Motion (SWIM) is out! Like the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) other plans for active transportation, such as East Portland in Motion and Central City in Motion, SWIM is a realistic short-term action plan that identifies and prioritizes walking and biking projects for Southwest Portland. The public review draft of SWIM and an accompanying survey will be open for six weeks, through Friday, May 24.

Submit your feedback and find a link to the full SWIM plan here.

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Disability Rights Oregon invites disability communities to shape priorities

You can access their 2019 Community Priorities Survey here. A survey link is also available online on their website.  The survey is available in Spanish: Encuesta de prioridades comunitarias de discapacidad de Disability Rights Oregon 2019. If you need an alternate format to complete this survey, please contact Disability Rights Oregon at (503) 243-2081 or 1 (800) 452-1694 or welcome@droregon.org

 

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Integrating Disability in the Public Health Research Agenda Forum May 8

The OPHA Disability Section and the Epidemiology/Biostatistics Section are pleased to invite you to participate in the joint Disability and Epidemiology forum: “Integrating Disability and Epidemiology in the Public Health Research Agenda.” The forum will feature Gloria Krahn, PhD, and Jana Peterson-Besse, PhD. This presentation will foster conversation around the need for including disability as a disparity identity in epidemiologic research, current pitfalls, and identifying areas in need for improvement.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

For more information, including location, registration, accommodations, and a link to online participation, please visit Oregon Public Health Association’s website and scroll down to the forum announcement. 

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FACT Oregon hosts Developmental Disabilities Services Workshop, May 8

  • Oregon City High School
  • 19761 Beavercreek Rd. Oregon City, OR 97045
  • 6:30-8PM

New to receiving Developmental Disabilities Services?

Join us and learn more about:

  • Developmental Disabilities Services
  • Systems overview, case management, intake, eligibility and ways to share information about your child

Snacks provided. Free for family members, $25 for professionals and others needing a certificate.

For interpretation, please provide three business days' notice: (503) 786-6082. Register Here.

Questions? Call (503) 786-6082 or email registration@factoregon.org.

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NAMI offers panel on Supporting Women Veterans Mental Health Tuesday, May 28

NAMI’S Evening with the Experts will consist of a panel of community members sharing their unique experiences as women veterans accessing mental health services. This event is open to veterans, family members, service provides- anyone and everyone!

 It will take place at the Social Room at Providence Portland Medical Center on Tuesday, May 28th, 6:30-8:30 PM. 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland. RSVP at education@namimultnomah.org or 503-228-5692.

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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Interactive Info Fair, Wednesday, May 29

Every person in the IDD community should know their options for services and be able to have fun while learning!

Enjoy activities for all ages, snacks, and refreshments. We can serve people in multiple languages. Guests will be able to get information about free services, including:

  • Behavior Consultation
  • Support Service Brokerages
  • Relief Care
  • Transition Age Services
  • Transportation
  • Summer Activities
  • ISP Assistance
  • Employment
  • Residential Options
  • Event details

Find more info, including time, location, and registration here.

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

Join us for an information session on May 2 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, and 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.

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Apply to be a Vendor or Entertainer at the Pan-African Festival

The Pan-African Festival is still accepting applications from vendors and entertainment. Please see the links below.

2019 Vendor application Due May 13

2019 Entertainment application Due May 17

Here's a video from last year's festival and for more information please visit their website.

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Register now for the June 1 Black Business Summit

IT’S HERE! Registration is now officially open for the 2019 Black Business Summit.

On June 1 2019, the Pan African Festival of Oregon in collaboration with Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, the Business Outreach Program and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will welcome aspiring and current business owners along with their supporters from across the state to join us for the first ever Black Business Summit in Oregon.

The Black Business Summit will celebrate black business owners and bring together leading business experts to inspire and educate business leaders with new tools, strategies, and best practices to bring back to their companies and communities.

 

CELEBRATE

Couch Park NEW Inclusive Playground Ribbon Cutting, Saturday, May 4

Thanks to funding from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond, Metro, Harper's Playground, MLC PTSA's Friends of Couch Playground, and their many donors, Couch Park has a new inclusive playground, plaza, and Portland Loo. 

Join the party to celebrate your new inclusive playground:

Saturday, May 4, 1pm-3pm

Couch Park, NW 20th Avenue and Hoyt Street

Free cake, food, and activities, thanks to Shriners Hospital for Children - Portland and Jimmy John's.

Read more about the ribbon cutting here.

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L’Arche Portland Spirit of L’Arche Celebration, May 9th from 6-8PM

Every year, L'Arche Portland honors a person or group of people who embodies the Spirit of L’Arche by building community between people with and without intellectual disabilities. This year, they will be presenting Diane Frank with the 2019 Spirit of L'Arche Award at the Spring Social. All are welcome.

RSVP for L’Arche Celebration and more information here.

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Interpreted Oregon Shakespeare Festival coming to Ashland, May 24

Sign Interpreted Performances. Please contact the Box Office at 800-219-8161, or email boxoffice@osfashland.org to purchase your tickets in the Deaf Community section. Tickets are not available online. During this season, ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters will be provided at 8 performances. Accompanying pre-show Prologues will be presented in ASL. Find dates and shows here.

 

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FAQs on the NEWS

1.      How often do issues come out?

The Disability NEWS is created and distributed twice monthly by the City of Portland’s Disability Program, part of the Office of Community & Civic Life. Current and past issues of the NEWS are available at this link.

2.      How do I subscribe or submit an item for the NEWS? 

To subscribe or submit an item, please email  disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov. Events submitted may also be noted on the Disability Program Facebook page and featured on our Disability Events Calendar.

3.      Where can I get more NEWS? 

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