Joan Miller speaks on sober-driving on KGW

Once again, BIRRDsong co-founder Joan Miller has done a tremendous community service: she is on the local news again! Joan gives presentations year round about the importance of safe, sober, unimpaired driving. And she makes a special point to be even more vocal around New Year’s Eve. This is a really dangerous night to be on the roads because too many people think only of their fun in the moment. They don’t think enough about everyone’s safety and everyone’s chance at making it to ring in the new year peacefully.

Click on the link below to read a short article online about Joan’s experiences being hit by a drunk driver and about the work she and others in our community do to raise awareness of the importance of safe driving.

Gold Mind Meditation Series with Had Walmer

WHAT: Six classes in basic mindfulness meditation for TBI or other Trauma in 2014
(Gold Mind Meditation Project)

1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, and 2/26

WHEN: Weds. Evenings, 6:30 – 8:00

WHERE: Good Sam. Hospital, Wilcox Building, Rm.102

NW 22nd Avenue & Marshall, Portland, OR

There is no charge, donations for expenses accepted. Students, please register, email me,, just put REGISTER in subject line

Thank you,

Had Walmer


Portland Commission on Disability Meet and Greet

The Portland Commission on Disability is a group of people with and without disabilities interested in helping the city become more accessible. There is always room for more people to join! You can find a subcommittee you really like and volunteer your time working on projects to raise awareness and increase access!

Come get to know some PCOD Commissioners and community members.


WHAT: All communities, Roguish Individuals and Activist Gathering and Potluck, celebrating some great equity work in 2013!

Hosted by Portland Commission on Disability, Public Outreach and Awareness subcommittee

WHEN: 1-3pm Friday, December 13, 2013

WHERE: 421 SW 6th Ave. 5th floor Steel Bridge Room


Bring food or drink (non alcoholic beverages only) to share, come eat and/or just come to be around diverse networks of disability and equity organizers in Portland and beyond.

If contributing to potluck, so that we know who’s bringing what.

Thanks! Hope to see you there!