“Let us use our creativity to explode the truth in the face of the nation.” – Justin Dart, Jr.

[Image description: event flyer featuring a group of activists, some using wheelchairs and holding signs. One is waving a large American Flag. The stars on the flag are grouped into the International Symbol of Accessibility (access symbol)]

City of Portland Disability Program & Office of Equity and Human Rights present:

Lives Worth Living: Film & Discussion

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?
This film will be shown with open captions and descriptive audio. 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.



Image description: A crowd of people sit in a lit theater, facing a large white screen.  A red carpet is visible in the aisle leading to a stage, also carpeted in red.  Windows, a balcony, and the black curtain behind the screen are all lit with blue stage lights, and there are light sconces on the brown walls.

Photo by Nikki Lane

DACP’s biannual Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival is coming up in the spring of 2018. ReelAbilities is a national organization 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 including Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Houston and many more. We are excited to bring these films back to Portland!

We need YOUR help – volunteer with our planning committee to be a part of this important event!

Committee member responsibilities:
  • Screen and rate films, make recommendations for inclusion in our festival
  • Attend planning / production meetings
  • Follow up with individual tasks and report back to the committee in a timely manner
  • Commit to participation through the event date in May 2018
  • Active committee members are essential to the success of the event.  The committee will be expected to actively contribute
About you:
  • Be familiar with proud disability culture or willing to learn about it
  • Understand disability justice as part of civil rights and intersectional social justice
  • Be willing to accommodate access needs

For more information, or to let us know your interest in the planning committee, contact DACP at disabilityartculture@gmail.com.

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IAVDC members mid-dance: five young women in peach dresses and black leggings with their right arms in the air, including one kneeling woman in front, three standing women behind her to her left, and a woman in a black wheelchair interacting with her PA, who's dressed in black, to the left of the kneeling dancer. The dancers are in a studio with blonde wood flooring and shadowed white walls that appear gray, and two stark shadows of dancers are visible to the right of the picture. The dancers are exuberant, their fingers spread wide.