Between the overlapping crises of the Covid-19 pandemic and the wildfires across Oregon, many of our community members are under increased stress, isolation, and anxiety. Many families and individuals are feeling strain on their physical and mental health, as well as household resources. For a list of health services for youth, elders, drug users, and other community members, visit the Oregon Department of Human Services website.
On a beautiful September morning, a group of chalk artists of various ages and (dis)abilities gathered in downtown Corvallis to kick off the sidewalk chalk art campaign Beauty For Access. Beauty For Access helps mark the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act while also calling caring public attention to the ongoing inaccessibility of material environments for people with disabilities. Participants beautified material spaces (e.g. sidewalks and plazas) to imagine them as more welcoming to the bodyminds of disabled people.
The Corvallis Disability Equity Center (DEC) and OSU’s ADA30 Anniversary Committee invite you to join us in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at a virtual open mic! On July 26th at 2:00pm, we will gather via Google Meet to celebrate ADA30 and our diverse disabled communities by showcasing artwork, poetry, songs, and performances pieces by and for disabled participants.
While this event is free and open to all, we aim to center disabled participants and performers. We ask that non-disabled participants who wish to perform be mindful of the amount of space they take up.
Performers have two options for sharing their work: submitting a pre-recorded video, or performing live at the time of the virtual event.
Please fill out this registration form if you are interested in attending and/or performing. If you are interested but not sure how to share your artwork or performance, please still complete this form in as much detail as you can and we will reach out to you about possible options.
Happy Disability Pride Month!
One month from today, the Americans with Disabilities Act will turn 30! Oregon State University’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Access invites you to learn more about this important piece of legislation and to celebrate the history of disabled activism that brought it to fruition. On this site, you can also learn more about accessibility, access services for disabled students, and disabled community at OSU and in Corvallis.
Signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush in 1990, the ADA turns 30 on July 26, 2020. As civil rights law, the ADA prohibits discrimination against and guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the U.S. The ADA represents years of activism and political campaigning by disabled Americans.
Visit this site through Summer 2020 and the 2020-2021 academic year to keep up-to-date on ADA30 news and events on campus and in the Corvallis community.