Multnomah County Movie Screening and Community Listening Session on Mental Health

From Office of Neighborhood Involvement:

Multnomah County holding a Movie Screening & Community Listening Session on Mental Health on February 6

Due to a tremendous response to the December Community Listening Session on Mental Health, Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran is hosting another session that includes a movie screening on Tuesday, February 6. This Movie Screening & Community Listening Session on Mental Health will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the First Floor Boardroom of the Multnomah County Building at 501 S.E. Hawthorne Boulevard.

All are welcome to attend and the event is free. Seating is limited, so those who wish to attend should RSVP by February 1. The effort will be made to accommodate as many attendees as possible, but seating can only be guaranteed to those who RSVP.

The movie, 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 thoughts about a better mental health system. The county is especially interested in hearing about youth and family experiences. The information gathered will inform the deep analysis of the local mental health system by Multnomah County and Human Services Research Institute.

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 the county’s feedback form, which will remain open until February 28.

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.

Anyone who has questions or needs further information may contact Commissioner Meieran by phone at 503-988-5220 or email to district1@multco.us.

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PBOT Disability Parking Survey

PBOT is evaluating disability parking spaces in metered areas in an effort to improve access and provide an easier parking experience for those with disabilities. The information they are interested in learning relates to the current use of the existing disability parking spaces and desired new/re-allocated locations. Please help by providing your feedback in their Disability Parking Survey.

Dis/Representation/s October event: Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities

From Office of Neighborhood Involvement: 

Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities to be topic for November 30th Dis/Representation event

Where: PCC’s Cascade Campus Cascade Hall, Room 209, 705 North Killingsworth Street
When: Thursday, November 30 2017, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Dis/Representation’s “Evolving Disability Discussions” November 30th event will focus on Immigrants and Refugees with Disabilities from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saara Hirsi and Abdi Mohamed will lead the November discussion. They will address systemic issues of Isolation, Employment, and Education faced by refugees with disabilities. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus’ Cascade Hall, Room 209, 705 North Killingsworth Street. Accommodations available upon request are: ASL Interpreters, Audio Description, Real-Time Captioning (CART), and Alternate Formats. For accommodation requests, please contact one week in advance to ensure they will be available at disabilityartculture@gmail.com.

For accommodations, transit and parking info, online participation, discussion materials and more, visit http://www. dacphome.org/programs/disrepresentation, or contact the Disability Art and Culture Project at disabilityartculture@gmail.com.

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, 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 our partnership with Portland Community College Disability Services.