Lives Worth Living documentary – August 17th, 1-3pm

The Office of Equity and Human Rights & City of Portland Disability program are delighted to invite you to a community showing of Lives Worth Living, a fast-paced, hour-long documentary about the battles leading up to the Americans with Disabilities Act. We’ll be gathering on August 17th from 1-3pm. It is okay to come late or leave early!

 

Thursday, August 17th 2017
1:00-3:00 PM
Commonwealth Building, Steele Room, 5th Floor
421 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97214

This year, we celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through rare news
footage and interviews with some of the most prominent leaders of the Disability Rights Movement, Lives
Worth Living takes us into the actions of disabled activists and their supporters during the battles leading up
to the ADA. Join us to witness this history in the ongoing fight for civil rights for people with disabilities.
Popcorn, veggies, and drinks will be available for your enjoyment.
Have questions or need accommodations to be part of this event?
Call Joanne at (503) 823-9970 or email joanne.johnson@portlandoregon.gov

 

Pan African Festival – 8/12

Saturday, August 1 2, 201 7

FREE ADMISSION

Festival starts at 12PM-8:30PM

Pioneer Courthouse Square

 

ACTIVITIES Live Entertainment • Art, Crafts, & Merchandise Vendors • Food from African Countries, Caribbean & African American cultures • Performance by local talents• Storytelling• Speakers/panelist/discussion – The Impacts of Pan Africans in Oregon • Fashion Show • Information & Advice on Health & Well-Being, Careers & Educational Opportunities • Health Screening Services ——–

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HOSTED BY PAN AFRICAN PLANNING GROUP, LLC • AFRICAN WOMEN COALITION • OREGON COMMISSION ON BLACK AFFAIRS• AFRICAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF OREGON• OFFICE OF SENATOR JAMES MANNING • OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE JANELLE BYNUM • OFFICE OF SENATOR LEW FREDRICK• OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER LORETTA SMITH • CENTER FOR AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES OF OREGON • IRCO-AFRICA HOUSE • URBAN LEAGUE OF PORTLAND • SOMALI AMERICAN COUNCIL OF OREGON • MUSLIM EDUCATION TRUST • SEI • ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN STUDENTS AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY • AND MANY MORE

Expert in Your Own Aging – Friday, 7/14

First Baptist Church, July 14th

10am-12pm

909 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Join Elders in Action to discuss and learn about the many ways people experience aging.

The focus will be on how to find meaning and purpose in the next stages of our lives. A combination of videos of older adults on their experiences and a live discussion about your own.

 

We will explore many topic, including:

  • Surprises of aging
  • Pleasures and difficulties of aging
  • Deciding what you really want
  • What to tell your medical provider

Dr. Bill Thomas ChangingAging Tour – Portland May 1st

You are invited to join Dr. Bill Thomas for the 2017 ChangingAging Tour in the Pacific Northwest May 1 in Portland. Reserve your tickets now online https://changingaging.org/tour/ or call 607-414-2243.
The Tour features two distinct “non-fiction theater” events: the paradigm shifting Disrupt Dementia and Dr. Thomas’ signature show, Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game, both featuring original music, storytelling, poetry and groundbreaking insights on aging and care.
These performances will explore the difference between truth and illusion when it comes to aging. Dr. Thomas’ work provides so many illuminating insights on what our own aging and elders — even those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease — can teach us about the art of aging.
Tickets and details for Dr. Bill Thomas’ ChangingAging Tour: https://changingaging.org/tour/

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Portland Arts Tax does good things but you might be exempt

Did you know that every Portland elementary school now has an arts teacher, thanks to the arts tax?  Portland Arts Tax revenue restores arts & music to schools and brings the arts to life citywide.
Every Portland resident age 18 and older is expected to pay the tax of $35.  But there are exemptions for individuals who are on restricted incomes.  Elders in Action is working with the City of Portland Revenue Division to identify those people and help them apply for their exemption.

These residents may be exempt for the Arts Tax:

  1. You are at least 70 years old or permanently disabled  AND
  2. Your household income is below the federal poverty guidelineOR 
  3. Your only income is social security.

Still uncertain if you qualify?

Then call Elders in Action

at 503-235-5474 or email by

clicking here.  One of our staff or volunteers will help you determine your status.  Do not ignore this tax because penalties can be significant!

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