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Disability NEWS--July 17, 2019

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July 17, 2019

In This Issue…

To go to a specific section of the NEWS, click the category name.

 

Share

  • Disability Rights Oregon Invites Community to Shape Priorities, through July 31
  • Do you travel in East Portland? Take the survey today

Learn

  • Veterans share on how to support in times of crisis for Evening with an Expert, July 30
  • 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

  • INCIGHT hosts job fair in Beaverton, July 30
  • Internship for LGBTQ Latinx young people to learn skills of filmmaking, apply now

 Celebrate

  • Deafies in Drag Show at Western Oregon University, July 27
  • Western Oregon Summer Play -- Hamlet -- ASL interpreted July 26 & August 2
  • 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 trails

Connect

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

     

 SHARE

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

Veterans share how to offer support in times of crisis for Evening with an Expert, July 30

Are you someone who works with or supports Veterans either in your personal life or professionally? Are you a healthcare and social service provider, mental health professional, Peer-Support Specialist, social worker, Veteran, and/or family member? Then this Evening with the Expert event is for you!

 Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30-8:30 PM

Veterans and others will discuss how to better support and respond to Veterans in times of Crisis or Emergency.

For details and location visit NAMI’s program page here.

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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. Some workshop formats are for women-identified people, some are for all (a)genders. 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

INCIGHT hosts job fair in Beaverton, July 30

From INCIGHT:

Looking for work? …We encourage everyone to add job fairs to their job search strategy and we have one in Beaverton next month.

Companies represent many different fields of interest, experience and skill level. It's completely free for job seekers to attend!

For more information and to register, visit the NW JobsNow.org website.

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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

Deafies in Drag Show at Western Oregon University, July 27

From Deafies in Drag Facebook Page: Selena Minogue and Casavina are two deaf, Latinx drag queens who make up the deaf comedy duo, Deafies in Drag.

 They both met at only deaf university in whole world, Gallaudet University and felling in love with each other. They discovered that they have a lot common interest such as filming, acting, art, and drag.

They started post video making fun on their deaf experience but they soon discovered the positive, inclusive impact their work had for the deaf community and started to use their platform to educate others on the life of the deaf.

For details and accessibility information on this event, visit the Oregon Association of the Deaf event page.

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Western Oregon Summer Play -- Hamlet -- ASL interpreted July 26 & August 2

Valley Shakespeare Company at Western Oregon University will present Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, Hamlet, free to the public, on the Leinwand outdoor stage on the campus of WOU at the end of July.

ASL interpreted performances will be Friday, July 26th and Friday, August 2nd at 7:30PM. For more information, visit the Oregon Association of the Deaf event page.

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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

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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.