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Disability Events World Affairs Council of Oregon presents Kenny Fries speaking about his work: “In the Province of the Gods” Community Events The author embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. World Affairs Council of Oregon, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Third Floor, Hatfield Room Cover of "In the Province of the Gods" book. Kenny Fries to speak October 10 on his work, 'In the Province of the Gods' Kenny Fries will read from and talk about his work 'In The Province of the Gods,' on Tuesday, October 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the World Affairs Council of Oregon, 1200 SW Park Avenue, third floor in the Hatfield Room. Fries is well-known for his teaching, writing, and activism in the area of disability rights. The author embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he also discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and A-bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions about Japan, the body, and mortality are shaken, and he must find a way to reenter life on new terms. He received the prestigious Creative Capital literature grant for In the Province of the Gods. He is the author of Body, Remember: A Memoir and The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory, winner of the Outstanding Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights. Fries teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College. To register for this event, please register on the World Affairs Council website. 2017-10-10 19:00:00.0 2017-10-10 20:30:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events IDEA Business Forum Community Events A free forum designed to connect local business with government agencies offering services and programs to help hire people with disabilities. Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver Inter-State Disability Employment Alliance 2017 Business Forum logo above IDEA Business Forum to connect businesses with government agencies to hire PWD The Inter-State Disability Employment Alliance (IDEA) is inviting companies to an 'Invitation Only' Inter-State Business Forum. The invitation is for two representatives from a company to attend a free forum that is the first of its kind designed to connect local business colleagues and their best hiring practices and multiple Government Agencies that offer free services and programs designed to help companies fulfill their mission in hiring and retaining staff. This is an event for employers and is being held by employers and their community partners. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, at the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver. This is an opportunity to hear from local businesses who have hired workers with disabilities as they will share strategies and success stories. Local agency providers in Washington and Oregon will offer guidance and support to successfully hire an employee with a disability. Many questions will be answered with resources provided to help build and strengthen hiring teams. It'll be a great opportunity for some networking time too. To attend, please follow the link below to register and print tickets. There is limited seating and a limit of only two per company. Register at the EventBrite website. Please retain tickets to present at registration to be eligible for receiving one of many door prizes. There will be complimentary beverages, and luncheon. For more information, please contact Darlene Terry at 360-397-9976 or Lynne Carter at 503-277-2526. 2017-10-11 10:00:00.0 2017-10-11 14:00:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events Portland Commission on Disability October Meeting Board/Commission The PCOD monthly meeting is Friday, October 13, and is open to the public. Click event title for more information. Office of Equity and Human Rights, the Commonwealth Building, 5th floor, 421 S.W. 6th Avenue Above: Portland Commission on Disability logo Portland Commission on Disability monthly meeting is Friday, October 12th The Portland Commission on Disability (PCOD) monthly meeting is this Friday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public at the Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR), located in the Commonwealth Building's on the 5th floor, 421 S.W. 6th Avenue in downtown Portland. There will be a report from OEHR Director Dante James, committee updates, liaison reports, liaison reports, and general housekeeping. There is also time set aside for public comment and announcements. The PCOD agenda may be viewed on its website. ASL interpretation and real-time captioning will be provided. Other accommodations are available on request. Please notify the commission in advance of scheduled events if accommodations or translations are needed. Because some accommodations take time to arrange, it is suggested to provide at least three business days' notice. To make requests, file complaints, or for additional information, please contact Nickole Cheron by emailing nickole.cheron@portlandoregon.gov or calling 503.823.4938. Use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711. The mission of PCOD is to guide the City in ensuring that it is a more universally accessible city for all. The commission was established by City Council resolution in 2008. To learn more about PCOD and its work, visit its web pages on the OEHR website. 2017-10-13 11:00:00.0 2017-10-13 14:30:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events Hearing Loss Association of America – Portland Chapter, Community Events The October HLAA-Portland meeting will feature Jim Chasse, with his dog Mystique, talking about having a service dog as a hearing assistant. Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center’s, Wistar Morris Room, ground floor, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue Above: Hearing Loss Association of America, Portland Chapter logo HLAA-Portland October Meeting will feature a presentation about service dogs The Hearing Loss Association of America - Portland Chapter, will hold its October meeting at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center's main building, Wistar Morris Room on the ground floor, 1015 NW 22nd at Marshall Street. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. HLAA-Portland Member Jim Chasse, with his dog Mystique, will talk about having a service dog as a hearing assistant. Other membership business and information will also be addressed. Monthly chapter meetings are real-time captioned (CART) and there is an induction loop amplification system (usable by wearers of hearing devices equipped with telecoils). ASL is not provided. Meetings are accessible by Tri-Met lines 15 and 77 and the Portland Streetcar, which all stop within two blocks. The membership meetings are on the third Monday, September through May, at Good Samaritan, and are open to all. See hlaa-or.org/portland-chapter.html for more info about HLAA-Portland. 2017-10-16 18:30:00.0 2017-10-16 20:00:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events How to apply for City of Portland Jobs Course Community Events The class is for the public and all city employees who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the City’s job application process. 1900 SW 4th Ave #2500a, Portland, OR 97201 Above: City of Portland's Bureau of Human Resources logo. How to apply for City of Portland Jobs course being held on October 17 The City's Bureau of Human Resources is conducting a course entitled 'How to Apply for City of Portland Jobs' on Tuesday, October 17, in Room HR-1, on the Portland Building's second floor, 1120 S.W. 5th Avenue. The class being held from noon to 1 p.m. is for the public and all city employees who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the City's job application process. Course participants will learn about differences between employment with the City versus private sector, the steps of how to apply by creating an account with the NEOGOV website, reviewing job announcements, submitting application materials, application communication, and interviewing types. For more information, email loan.tran@portlandoregon.gov or quang.le@portlandoregon.gov. Anyone needing an ADA accommodation to participate in City-sponsored training, should contact the Bureau of Human Resources no less than five (5) days prior to the date of the event by contacting 503-823-6846 or TTY 503-823-6868; or emailing BHR Training and Workforce Development with ADA Accommodation Request noted in the subject line. 2017-10-17 12:00:00.0 2017-10-17 13:00:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events DACP Presents Nina G’s “An Evening of Comedy” Community Events The Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) invites everyone to attend “An Evening of Comedy” featuring Nina G, San Francisco Bay Area's favorite female stuttering stand up comedian (granted she is the only one). Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Above: Nina G performing. DACP presenting Nina G's 'An Evening of Comedy' on October 18th The Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) invites everyone to attend 'An Evening of Comedy' featuring Nina G on October 18 at 7:30 p.m. DACP is bringing Nina G, The San Francisco Bay Area's favorite female stuttering stand up comedian (granted she is the only one) to perform at the Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Nina G is America's only female stuttering stand up comedian and an author, speaker, and educator. She has made countless audiences laugh while educating them about disability issues and equality. Nina breaks down stigma, raises awareness and helps people reach their potential as allies to the Disability community. Nina works solo as a public speaker and educator and also tours with the comedy troupes The Comedians with Disabilities Act and Feminist Tendencies (an all-female comedy troupe aimed to empower diverse young women). This event will support the second biennial Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival. Founded in 2007, ReelAbilities is dedicated to sharing the stories, lives and art of people with disabilities. It consists of award-winning films of the highest cinematic and artistic quality and is hosted in cities across the country. DACP is excited to bring these films back to Portland in the spring of 2018. Learn more about Nina on her website, http://www.ninagcomedian.com. More information, including a link for tickets, is available on DACP's website. 2017-10-18 19:30:00.0 2017-10-18 21:00:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events Amplify! Event for Employers to Improve Disability Inclusiveness in the Workplace Community Events This event will help employers capture an understanding of their needs and goals, and collaborate with them to find the right fit and path. Victory Building, Nike’s World Headquarters, 15475 S.W. Knoll Parkway, Beaverton Above: Amplify! logo with photos. Amplify! event on October 19 can help employers improve disability workforce inclusiveness Amplify! is conducting an event on Thursday, October 19, designed to empower and encourage Oregon employers by helping them create a stronger workforce and community through improving disability inclusiveness in the workplace. The event is from 8 to 11a.m. in the Victory Building at Nike's World Headquarters, 15475 S.W. Knoll Parkway in Beaverton. This free event includes: WINDMILLS - Changing The Perception of Ability - An interactive workshop Oregon Diversity Challenge Optional Disability Diversity Business Assessment Training Breakfast and Networking This event will help employers capture an understanding of their needs and goals, and collaborate with them to find the right fit and path. Results from Amplify! will focus on the individual first, whether a candidate or a hiring manager, to gain a clear picture of what each can bring to the table for a mutually beneficial working relationship. Go to the registration website to sign up. There is also information for requesting accommodation available on the website. Amplify! Is a cultural movement designed to encourage and equip Oregon businesses to build their workforce and community through disability inclusiveness for people of ALL abilities, especially those individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). More information is available on the organization's website. 2017-10-19 08:00:00.0 2017-10-19 11:00:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events Dis/Representation ‘s October Discussion is “DisabilityEquity in the Arts: From Access to Liberation Community Events A panel of Disabled artists, Kiersi Coleman, Eliza Jensen, Grant Miller, India Harville and Kathy Coleman, will be discussing what it truly means to have Disability equity in the arts. Terrell Hall, Room 202, Portland Community College’s (PCC) Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth Street Above: Four performing artists dancing. 'DisabilityEquity in the Arts: From Access to Liberation" is Dis/Representation ‘s October discussion topic A panel of Disabled artists, Kiersi Coleman, Eliza Jensen, Grant Miller, India Harville and Kathy Coleman, will be discussing what it truly means to have Disability equity in the arts on Thursday, October 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. Dis/Representation's October discussion is free and open to the public Terrell Hall, Room 202, on Portland Community College's (PCC) Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth Street. The artists will address how to move beyond tokenism and charity to full integration, what it means to include disability aesthetic and Disabled bodies and minds in art; the question of training and rigor; and how to enact Disability Justice in the arts. Accommodation is available upon request for ASL interpreters, audio description, Real-Time Captioning (CART) and alternative formats. Please contact the event organizers by emailing disabilityartculture@gmail.com one week in advance to ensure accommodations or to ask any questions. Online participation is also available for this discussion. Please note that PCC visitors parking a vehicle are required to purchase and display a permit. Parking costs $2 for two hours. When attending PCC events, attendess are asked to please refrain from parking on neighborhood streets. Dis/Representation is made possible through a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and through partnership with Portland Community College Disability Services. More information about Dis/Representation is available on its website. 2017-10-19 18:00:00.0 2017-10-19 19:00:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events 2017 Aging Well Conference Community Events The 2017 Aging Well Conference, a day of learning for older adults’ interested in active and healthy aging, is a free event and open to those 60 and older, including those who care for them. University of Portland, Buckley Center, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd Above: Graphic of Aging Well Conference Announcement. 2017-10-21 09:00:00.0 2017-10-21 16:00:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events Disability & Employment--Access, Accommodations & the ADA Community Events Panel discussion with community members and city staff on getting accommodation needs met, what employers need to know to be welcoming, and more 421 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97214; Commonwealth Building, Steele Room, 5th Floor City of Portland Disability Program Office of Equity and Human Rights present a lunch learn panel discussion Disability Employment: Accommodations, Access, and the ADA *4 seated people in silhouette. Multicolored conversational bubbles are above their heads* Monday, October 30th 2017 11:30-12:30 PM Commonwealth Building, Steele Room, 5th Floor Please bring your lunch! Happy Disability Employment Month! Celebrate by attending this panel discussion with Portland community members and City staff with disabilities as they share tips for getting accommodation needs met, what employers need to know to be welcoming, and more. Have questions or need accommodations to be part of this event? Call Joanne at (503) 823-9970 or email joanne.johnson@portlandoregon.gov This venue is wheelchair accessible. This is a scent-free event. Please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or other scented products. The Commonwealth Building is between Washington and Stark, near multiple downtown bus and Max lines. Visit www.trimet.org for more information. *Disability Program logo, Office of Equity and Human Rights logo* 2017-10-30 11:30:00.0 2017-10-30 12:30:00.0 0 0 0
Disability Events 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel event Community Events Hear from government officials and advocates how to be an effective community advocate during next year’s Oregon state legislative session at ONI’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel event. Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization’s (IRCO) Community Center, 10301 N.E. Glisan Street Above: People seated and testifying before Oregon State Legislature. Learn to be effective in advocating for your community at ONI's 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel event Hear from government officials and advocates how to be an effective community advocate during next year's Oregon state legislative session at ONI's 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel event on Monday, October 30. The event will be in the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization's (IRCO) community center at 10301 N.E. Glisan Street from 6 to 8:30 p.m. City Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Amanda Fritz will conduct a legislative community forum 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. to gather attendee's input for the City's state legislative agenda. They are seeking input on community issues and which issues people would like to see advanced by the legislature. There will be a group exercise to identify community and neighborhood priorities. The first section of this event will have an advocacy panel of elected officials and professional advocates sharing advice and answering questions about how the community can make an impact on public policy at the state level. The panel consists of Representative Janelle Bynum (House District 51), Mary Moller from Governor Kate Brown's office, OPAL's Deputy Director Vivian Satterfield, and Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (Senate District 17). The panel will be moderated by Elizabeth Edwards from the City's Office of Government Relations. ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. The City of Portland will make reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and people needing assistance with language interpretation and translation. Please contact by phone at 503-823-3093 or email marco.mejia@portlandoregon.gov by Monday, October 23rd to request accommodation. TriMet transportation is possible by taking the #15 Belmont/NW 23rd and the #25 Glisan/Rockwood bus lines. The MAX Blue line stop at N.E. 102nd Avenue and Burnside is a few blocks from the IRCO community center. 2017-10-30 18:00:00.0 2017-10-30 20:30:00.0 0 0 0