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Disability NEWS--November 20, 2019

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November 20, 2019

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  • Community Conversation on Portland Police contract, December 16
  • Rental Services Office Traveling Helpdesk Visits Libraries on Saturdays
  • Oregon Ending Hunger Forum, November 22
  • Registration open for NAMI Homefront Class in February 2020
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival seeking volunteers
  • Be part of City decisions: Spots open on several City committees
  • Intern at the Multnomah County’s Auditor’s office

Learn

  • Oregon Ending Hunger Forum, November 22
  • Registration open for NAMI Homefront Class in February 2020
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival seeking volunteers
  • Be part of City decisions: Spots open on several City committees
  • Intern at the Multnomah County’s Auditor’s office

Create

  • ReelAbilities Film Festival seeking volunteers
  • Be part of City decisions: Spots open on several City committees
  • Intern at the Multnomah County’s Auditor’s office

Celebrate

  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Bazaar, November 23
  • Hearing Loss Association of America Holiday Meeting, December 14
  • Second annual MET Community Bazaar, December 15
  • Celebrate Slavic and Eastern European communities on January 9

Connect

  • PDX Polio support group meets Thursday, November 21
  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support group meets Thursdays
  • FAQs on the NEWS

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Community Conversation on Portland Police contract, December 16

The offices of Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty are hosting a community conversation about the City’s upcoming contract negotiations with the Portland Police Association (PPA). The goal of the event is to educate the public about the collective bargaining process, to listen to their thoughts and concerns and to gather their input to help ensure the contract best serves the interests and welfare of the public. City attorneys will also be present to share guidelines and offer background on the current contract that is set to expire in June 2020.

 

  • WHAT:  Community Conversation on Portland Police Association Contract Negotiations
  • WHEN: Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: PCC Cascade Student Union, Rooms 203 & 204, 5575 N. Albina Ave, Portland OR 97217

 

ASL, Spanish interpretation and childcare available.

For more information, please contact Mayor Wheeler’s office at 503-823-4120. To request accommodations or interpretation, contact Mustafa Washington at 503-823-1125.

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Rental Services Office Traveling Helpdesk Visits Libraries on Saturdays

 For a complete schedule of where you can find the Traveling Helpdesk through the end of the year, click here or visit us online at www.portlandoregon.gov/PHB/RSO.

The Portland Housing Bureau’s Rental Services Office (RSO) was created as a resource for renters and landlords of residential properties to get technical assistance and information about Mandatory Relocation Assistance, Portland Renter Additional Protection (PCC 30.01.085), and related topics such as new state-wide limits on rent increases and just-cause requirements for terminating rental agreements.

While RSO staff cannot provide legal or business advice, and are not part of the law-making process, they can help community members find information and resources. For more information or to speak to RSO staff, call 503-823-1303.

LEARN

Oregon Ending Hunger Forum, November 22

On November 22, the 2019 Oregon Ending Hunger Forum welcomes John Teton, Director of the International Food Security Treaty Association. There will also beremarks by special guest Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and representatives of several regional organizations working to alleviate hunger in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Friday, November 22, 2019.
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Muslim Educational Trust Community Center, Al-Andalusia Hall
  • 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
  • Please Register at www.metpdx.org.

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Registration open for NAMI Homefront Class in February 2020

NAMI Multnomah is pleased to announce we'll be offering a Homefront class in February 2020 in partnership with the Portland VA.

NAMI Homefront is a 6-session class for the loved ones of Veterans experiencing mental health differences. This class is free and is open to family members, partners/spouses, and other loved ones of Veterans.

All NAMI classes are taught by trained program leaders with relevant lived experience. 

  • Dates: Feb. 18- March 24, 2020
  • Schedule: Weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Location: Portland VA

Registration is required for this class and only takes a few minutes. Please call our helpline at 503-228-5692 to register. 

CREATE

ReelAbilities Film Festival seeking volunteers

The third biannual ReelAbilities Film Festival is happening Spring 2020! Sponsored by Disability Art and Culture Project, this festival celebrates disabled stories and disabled creators. We are seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities. Email heather@dacphome.org for more info. 

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Be part of City decisions: Spots open on several City committees

From Civic Life’s Advisory Boards and Commissions Program:

Are you from an underrepresented community and curious about how government decisions are made? We will invest in your training and development to join one of over one-hundred City of Portland advisory bodies. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/apply.

Currently recruiting: Are you directly impacted by parking in the Central Eastside Industrial District? Join the Transportation and Parking Committee and help direct parking funds to improve parking management and sidewalk measures. Join the Bureau of Development Services Adjustment Committee and make the final call as a community member on hearings to appeal planning code.

Deadline extended: Learn about budgeting on the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability’s Budget Committee. Join the Noise Review Board and set noise conditions for construction projects and special events that are long-term or impact many.

Please contact Ashley Tjaden with questions at advisorybodies@portlandoregon.gov or 503-863-7605.

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Intern at the Multnomah County’s Auditor’s Office

The Multnomah County Auditor’s Office has opportunities for students seeking to fulfill college internship requirements. We have a range of possible projects, including working on already planned projects and may have some flexibility to tailor projects to match interests or provide opportunities to develop specific skills.

For more information about the internship, visit the Multnomah County Auditor’s Office opportunities page.

Internships include a stipend. If you are interested in this opportunity, or would like to learn more, please email us at mult.auditor@multco.us (link sends e-mail) or call 503.988.3320.

CELEBRATE

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Bazaar, November 23

Sat, Nov. 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

IRCO Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10301 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland

Join us at our event hosting handmade goods by makers from the local and international community, including live music and an art gallery. We’re featuring the creative work of pan-immigrant and refugee artisans.

The event is FREE to the public. Hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. Located in the gymnasium at the IRCO Sokhom Tauch Community Center, 10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220. Parking is free.

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Hearing Loss Association of America Holiday Meeting, December 14

Our December meeting will be a Holiday Potluck and Gift Exchange, and it will be on the SECOND Saturday, instead of the usual third Saturday.
 

It will be Saturday, December 14th, at 10 am at Good Samaritan Hospital. The room will be confirmed in our December newsletter.

Bring a friend, spouse, or partner. Anyone affected by hearing loss is welcome.  For details on the potluck and gift exchange, email hlaportland@gmail.com to sign up for the newsletter.

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Second Annual MET Community Bazaar, December 15

With more than 30 local vendors, this is a perfect place to stock up on a variety of different products from all over the world. Bring your family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors, and get your hands on these unique items and support our local entrepreneurs.

  • Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Muslim Educational Trust Community Center, Al-Madinah Hall
  • 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

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Celebrate Slavic and Eastern European communities on January 9

Come for the cultural performances, food, community announcements, and activities for all ages!

  • Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 6PM-8PM
  • IRCO Sokhom Tauch Community Center
  • 10301 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220
  • Parking will be free for this event.


Hosted by IRCO-- Slavic Center: Celebrating, uniting, and engaging Oregon’s diverse Slavic and Eastern European community to achieve its highest potential.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities or the event, contact
Andrii Nagornyi at andriin@irco.org.

 

CONNECT

PDX Polio support group meets Thursday, November 21

PDX Polio Support Group, a monthly meeting for polio survivors meets November 21, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. We will be meeting downstairs, in the area hidden behind the wall.

We meet every month on the last Thursday of the month at Bob’s Red Mill Restaurant, 5000 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR. If you have questions, please contact Cathleen Casey at pdxpolio@gmail.com or visit https://charpennie.wixsite.com/pdxpolio.

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New NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets Thursdays

Join us at our new peer support group that will meet weekly on Thursday evenings at Portland State University!

Group Meeting Details:

Thursdays at 4:30 PM- 6:00 PM
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 323
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups are for adults experiencing mental health differences, regardless of diagnosis. Every group is offered free of charge, and no registration or enrollment is required. All groups are facilitated by trained individuals who are also in recovery and understand the challenges. 

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