National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2023
Posted by Jennifer Gossett
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and we want everyone at Portland Community College to participate in this month’s events and resources to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and promote inclusive employment policies and practices.
NDEAM Celebration Lunch – October 30th from 12-noon to 1:30 PM at the Southeast Campus Community Hall Annex
We encourage PCC employees with disabilities and allies to join us in celebrating disability in employment and NDEAM at a luncheon hosted at the Southeast Campus Community Hall Annex. Lunch will be provided and there will be opportunities for employees to socialize. Our keynote speaker is Anais Keenon.
Anais Keenon is the ADA Coordinator at OHSU, and works to elevate disability access to all of OHSU’s healthcare, education, research, and employment services. She previously worked as the disability employment program manager at the City of Portland and transformed the way the City thinks about, handles, and funds employee accommodations. She has also worked for Disability Rights Oregon and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). With over a decade of experience as a disability champion in Portland and Washington, D.C., Anais has worked both locally and internationally on topics ranging from inclusive employment to political participation. When not advocating for disability equity, she enjoys reading and playing with her two dogs.
NDEAM 2023 Highlighted Events
NDEAM at PCC is sponsored by the Committee for Accessible College Culture and partners: PCC’s ADA Coordinator, ADA/504 Compliance Manager, staff from Accessible Education & Disability Resources (AEDR), Human Resources and student leaders.