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Disability NEWS--July 3, 2019

 

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July 3rd, 2019

 

In This Issue…

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  • Final Open House for Gabriel Park Inclusive Playground Project, July 9
  • Disability Rights Oregon Invites Community to Shape Priorities, through July 31
  • Do you travel in East Portland? Take the survey today

Learn

  • NAMI offers veterans-only peer-to-peer course, starting August 1
  • Request a WomenStrength personal safety workshop for your group
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network releases Follow the Money toolkit on federal budget

Create

  • Community Powered Change Community Grants open, due July 8
  • Internship for LGBTQ Latinx young people to learn skills of filmmaking, apply now

Celebrate

  • Oregon’s Pan African Festival celebrates culture and resilience, August 10
  • Hearing Loss Association of Portland Summer Potluck, August 17
  • Summer adventures begin with this usability information for local trail

Connect

  • Are you missing your NEWS? Keep in touch!
  • FAQs on the NEWS

     

 SHARE

Final open house for Gabriel Inclusive Playground Project, July 9 

Come to our final open house event for the Gabriel Park Inclusive Playground project to give your feedback on a draft of the final design:

Tuesday, July 9, 6pm - 8pm, SW Community Center Lobby, 6820 SW 45th Avenue 

Drop-in, kids welcome! 

More info: portlandoregon.gov/parks/75411

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Disability Rights Oregon invites disability communities to shape priorities, through July 31

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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Do you travel in East Portland? Take the survey today

How do you feel when you travel the major streets of East Portland? The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is seeking feedback from East Portlanders about their transportation experiences and investment preferences for the major streets of East Portland. The survey is part of the ongoing the East Portland Arterial Streets Strategy (EPASS).

LEARN

NAMI offers a Veteran-Only Peer-to-Peer Course starting August 1

This is a free recovery program for veterans of all eras experience a mental health challenge. Whether you are at the start of your journey or have had years of experience, you can benefit from this course.

This class is Thursdays from 2-4 PM. August 1-September 19 in NE Portland. Registration is required by calling 503-228-5692. Location will be provided when you register.

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Request a WomenStrength personal safety workshop for your group

This WomenStrength personal safety workshop is designed to introduce adults with disabilities to a variety of self-protective options in a short, discussion format. Topics such as intuition and assertiveness are discussed in the workshop. Workshops are 90 minutes-2 hours in length.

To request a workshop  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/61857

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network releases Follow the Money toolkit on federal budget

The federal budget impacts all our lives, and we all get a say—we just need the right tools. That's why the Autistic Self Advocacy Network is pleased to announce our newest plain language toolkit, Follow the Money: The U.S. Budget and You.

 This toolkit explains: What the federal budget is, what the budget process is, and what you can do to influence the federal budget.

Follow the Money: The U.S. Budget and You is the latest entry in ASAN’s ongoing series of accessible toolkits covering important policy issues. These toolkits aim to help people with disabilities be active participants in our democracy.

 

CREATE

Community Powered Change Community Grants open, due July 8

OHEA seeks to fund community work that furthers health equity, racial justice, and addresses social determinants of health. Learn more at www.communitypoweredchange.com.  

Grant applications and criteria are available online. DUE JULY 8, 2019.

OHEA will be hosting a grant writing session at the end of June. To receive updates, please email cpchange@oregonhealthequity.org.

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Internship for LGBTQ Latinx young people to learn skills of filmmaking, apply now

Are you Latinx, Queer, and 18-24 years old? Sign up for Outside the Frame’s July Film Intensive! Outside the Frame is teaming up with Oregon State University to create films to combat social isolation among LGBTQ+ Latinx Youth. There are a few spots left for this unique internship,

Apply Now!

 

CELEBRATE

Oregon’s Pan African Festival celebrates culture and resilience, August 10

Oregon’s annual Pan African Festival celebrates the presence, resilience, strength, and influence of Pan Africans (Africans, Caribbean and African Americans) in Oregon.

The festival will include live entertainment, cultural foods, arts and crafts, and much more. Pan African Festival (PAF) emphasizes promoting health equity, economic development, providing employment and educational opportunities and building community awareness. 

WHEN: August 10, 2019, 12pm-8: 30pm

WHERE: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

For more information, visit: http://www.panafricanfestivalor.org/

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Hearing Loss Association of Portland Summer Potluck, August 17

The Hearing Loss Association of America is pleased to invite you to the HLAA Portland Chapter Summer Potluck. This social get-together will be Saturday, August 17 from 11 am to 2 pm at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215.

For more information, including what to bring and accessibility, please contact hlaportland@gmail.com.

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Summer adventures begin with usability information for local trails

Looking for usable trails for your summer adventures? Want to know what the trail is like before you go?

Access Recreation has reviewed thirty-six trails in the Portland/Vancouver area. Eighteen of them have videos. Go to accesstrails.org to view.

Visit Access Recreation's Facebook Page for information on sports, recreation and social activities in Oregon. 

 

CONNECT

Are you missing your NEWS? Keep in touch!

When we receive a bounceback email, we’re sad to have lost touch with you.

If you change email addresses or notice we’ve been blocked by your spam filter, be sure to let us know at disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov so we can keep your subscription current.

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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. The NEWS, including back issues, is also available at this link.

 2.      How do I subscribe to the Disability NEWS?

To subscribe, please email disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov.

3.      How do I submit an item to the NEWS?

To submit an item, please email disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov. Please keep submissions to a few (2-3) sentences and link to additional information. We may not feature every item we receive.

 Please be sure the information you link to is accessible. For example, scanned fliers without image descriptions or social media posts without alt-text are not accessible. You can find more information and resources on creating accessible digital content here.

Events submitted may also be noted on the Disability Program Facebook page.

4.      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.