Movie Screening and Community Listening Session on Mental Health

Movie Screening & Community Listening Session on Mental Health
Hosted by Commissioner Sharon Meieran

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM (Movie at 6:00PM, Listening Session at 7:00PM)

Where: Multnomah County Building, 1st Floor Boardroom, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214

Not Broken is a one-hour documentary by Arizona Public Media about youth who have lived experience of mental illness.  This event offers the opportunity to watch Not Broken as a community and share your thoughts about a better mental health system.  They’re especially interested in hearing about youth and family experiences.

All are welcome to attend, and although the event is free, seating is limited, so please RSVP here by Thursday, February 1st, 2018 to reserve a seat.  They will do their best to accommodate as many attendees as possible, but we can only guarantee seats to those who RSVP.  For those who wish to provide feedback about the mental health care system in Multnomah County but cannot attend the listening session, they can do so via their feedback form, which will remain open until February 28th, 2018.

Light snacks will be provided at the listening session, and childcare and translation services are available by request.  Anyone who RSVPs should let us know if childcare, translation services, or any other accommodations are needed so that we may plan accordingly.  Reach out to Commissioner Sharon Meieran at district1@multco.us with any questions, comments, or ideas for this project.

 

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Contact Your Elected City Officials

At our December 7th, 2017 meeting, Sgt. Randy Teig encouraged neighbors to contact their elected officials and advocate for what they want to see change.  Below is a list of contact information for our Mayor and City Council.  Make your voice heard and be the change you want to see!

Mayor Ted Wheeler
MAIN PHONE: 503-823-4120
OPINION LINE: 503-823-4127
EMAIL: mayorwheeler@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Dan Saltzman
PHONE: 503-823-4151
EMAIL: dan@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Nick Fish
PHONE: 503-823-3589
EMAIL: nick@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Amanda Fritz
PHONE: (503) 823-3008
EMAIL: amanda@portlandoregon.gov

Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
PHONE: 503-823-4682
EMAIL: chloe@portlandoregon.gov

Community Listening Session on Mental Health

From Commissioner Sharon Meieran:

Multnomah County and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) are conducting a study of the local mental health system.  HSRI will provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of Multnomah County’s mental health system, including a detailed inventory of mental health services available in our community, connections between those resources, and funding and reimbursement mechanisms.

As part of the study, they are meeting with members of the community on Monday, December 11, to learn about experiences regarding current resources and needs, and hear thoughts on what a better mental health system could look like.  The goal of this community listening session is to help the County and the HSRI team understand how the system is actually working in Multnomah County so as to identify opportunities for meaningful change.

Community Listening Session on Mental Health
Monday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Central Library in downtown Portland, U.S. Bank Room
801 S.W. 10th Avenue

Please see the Listening Session flyer for additional details, and RSVP here. If you can’t attend on the 11th but want to provide feedback, do so here.  You can reach Commissioner Sharon Meieran at district1@multco.us or 503-988-5220 with any questions, concerns, thoughts, comments or suggestions for this project.

Brentwood-Darlington Wins 2017 Weston Award!

Oregon Walks Executive Director Noel Mickelberry, Lesley McKinley, Chelsea Powers, Meesa Long. (Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Congratulations to Lesley McKinley, Meesa Long, and Chelsea Powers on receiving a 2017 Weston Award on behalf of Brentwood-Darlington!  Their inspiring work secured over $5M for sidewalks in our neighborhood!

Map showing sidewalk infill and greenway additions to be implemented in 2019/2020 from the RFF grant funding.

Below is an excerpt of the amazing speech given by McKinley during the awards ceremony.  Read the full story on Bike Portland.

“We were annexed into Portland 30 years ago and we have just not gotten our due. And so we’re coming for you. And I think we’ve proven how absolutely skilled we are in this work. So be afraid…

This was driven by women. This was driven by underserved people, blue-collar people, of which I am one.

We’re very, very grateful, but we’re coming for your money. Do not forget these faces. We’re going to be at every meeting, we’re going to be at every budget, and we should no longer have to send 400 postcards from underserved children begging for their rights. Don’t make us do this again.”

 

-Lesley McKinley

Members of PBOT, BDNA, and Commissioner Vega Pederson pose for a photo at the 2017 Weston Awards.

 

ONI’s 2017 Legislative Advocacy 101 Panel

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.