Disabled United in Direct Empowerment

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Fighting for Oregonians with disabilities since 2003

DUDE 2015 CelebrateAbility Poster

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Eighth-annual DUDE Celebration and Fundraiser:


Of Course You're Invited!

Friday, August 7, 2015 starting at 3 p.m.
(Celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA))
Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, across from Lithia Park

Join us for munchies, art work, live music, silent auction, raffle, awards, prizes, and just about as good a time as we can get away with, and, of course, as always, our event is ACCESSIBLE!

Since 2003, we’ve celebrated 'successful advocacy by and for Oregonians with disabilities' (DUDE mission statement). It’s our way to say thanks to all those who make our advocacy possible. So come on over and join us to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act , grab a glass of cider and some munchies, jam out to live tunes, bid on great deals donated by our generous local merchants at the silent auction, win great prizes in the raffle, meet new friends, enjoy yourselves and stay ‘til the party’s over!

Did we say SILENT AUCTION? Yes indeed! A growing number of local merchants, artisans, artists and angels have donated beautiful gifts, and the proceeds help us stand up for those who can’t. YOU CAN HELP: Donate your artwork, craft goods, or gift certificate: DUDE is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit and all gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Help us advocate for access and inclusion across the state. Call (541) 944-9600 or email Disabledunitedoregon@gmail.com to help us advocate for access and inclusion across the state for all, because everyone will join us in disability if they live long enough.

Again, YOU and all your friends are invited to join us at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way, across from Lithia Park on Friday, August 7, 2015, 3 p.m. until whenever, for fun, engagement and a great time all around.

We will feature paintings from local studio artists, musical entertainment by well known local musicians, such as: Hand in Hand Drummers (Afro-Cuban Drumming), Waterbound, Ax Prince, William Lawson, Milestone in Review (Bill Hahey, Craig Martin, Lori Plaxe, John Foster), and the Tom Clunie Folk Band with Jessica Bryan, plus many more.

Thank you, and thanks to all our great volunteers and donors, this year and all past years DUDE has advocated for Oregonians with disabilities!

Look forward to seeing you there!
Corinne Viéville, Executive Director
DUDE (Disabled United in Direct Empowerment)
258 A Street, Suite 5, Ashland, OR 97520; 541-944-9600

For over 12 years DUDE has actively provided “successful advocacy by and for Oregonians with disabilities” (DUDE mission statement) and continues to support independence for disabled Oregonians. Banding together to pass HB 3268 (an Oregon law passed in 2004 to protect disabled persons’ rights to continue in-home care). DUDE has expanded public transportation services, pedestrian safety, community outreach, and education concerning disability. DUDE's recent projects have focused on the local installation of Audible Pedestrian Signals.

This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, enacted in 1990), landmark civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities live a life of freedom and equality.

2014 Donor List:

Heartsong Nutrition
Home State BBQ
Jessica Bryan Editing
Loft American Brasserie & Bar
Looking Glass Beads
Louie's Restaurant
Martolli's Pizza
Mihama Teriyaki Grill
Milagros Fresh Mexican
Music Coop
Nature's Pet
Omar's Fish & Steaks
Plaza Spa & Salon
Northwest Raw
Roxanne Rae, Sand Tray
Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library
Sew Creative
Smart Wireless
Taroko ~ Pan-Pacific Bistro
Tom Frederick, Drum Lesson
Water Street Café
Aarons Auto Werks
Ashland Drug
Ashland Pet
Bella Union Restaurant
Brain Joy
Branson's Chocolate
Britt Festival
Brothers Restaurant
Cabaret Theatre
Camelot Theatre
CD or Not CD
Cheerful Vet
Clunie Chiropractic
Deux Chats Bakery
Dragonfly Restaurant
El Pariso Mexican Cuisine
Emz Blendz Soap Co.
Fire & Water (Smoke Shop & Glass Supplies)
Great American Pizza
Hanson Howard Gallery
Greenleaf Restaurant
Bead Studio
American Trails
Standing Stone Restaurant
Steel My Art ~ metal artworks
Wiley's World ~ Pasta Shoppe & Eatery
Mori Ink Tattoo Studio
Ashland Mountain Supply
Sound Peace
Paddington Station
Wild Bee Honey Farm
Pennington Farms
Inti Imports ~ clothing
Wild River Soaps
Asae Speer
Naturals - Women's Clothing Store
Star Bucks
Cripple Creek Music
Bug A Boo! Toys store
Glennie FeinSmith Clinical Social Worker
Allyson's Kitchen
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Rare Earth Gift Shop
Cucina Biazzi
Bloomsbury Books
Lithia Park Shoes
Houston's Custom Framing
Geppetto's Restaurant
Heart & Hands - Women's Clothing Pro Wireless
Travel Essentials
Rogue Valley Symphony
Arm Candy - Wendy Gell Jewelry and Art
Maizey's Bath, Body & Home
Gathering Glass Studio
Science Works
Llama Bones
Katrina's Cards and Gifts
Flower Tyme ~ florist and gift shop
Northwest Nature Shop
Tree House Books
Salon Isabella
Eden Vale Wine Enoteca
Yogurt Hut
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Mistletoe Self Storage
Ashland Ace Hardware
Red's Threads - Women's Clothing
Evo's Coffee Lounge
Bloomsbury Coffee House
Jeanne Louise Vintage Clothing
Anam Cara Gardens Nursery
O Hoe - Carol Maurer
We're All Nuts
Sherry's Pottery
Quick Silver Productions
Apple Cellar
Video Explorer
Land of Paws
B'ella gift shop
Salon Jewel
Dkor Hair
Judy Stanley Music Lessons
Tshirts your choice
Ravenscroft Essentials ~ essential oils
Ashland Yoga Sanctuary
Studio Sfumato
Shari Lawson
All's Well Herbs & Vitamin Shoppe
Hair City
Sacred World - Arts & Crafts
Big Town Hero
Grilla Bites
Village Baker
Ashland Food Coop

Music By:

Milestone in Review, Bill Hahey, Craig Martin, Mike Fitch
Beth & Craig Martin Duo, Bossanova, Swing
Shane Reed Esquire, Vocals & Guitar
Ax Prince and Amie Kaye, Vocals & Keyboard
Gene Burnett, Singer Song Writer
Tom Clunie Folk Band, Jessica Bryan & Tom Clunie
Rainy & the Rattle Snakes, Rainy, Lela, Ray, Miatke
Jammin' with special guest Peter Spring, Sounds Good Music
Sue Lundquist Afro-Cuban Dsrumming
River's Invitation, Bill Hahey, Steve Elmer, John Foster
Bill Lawson, Vocals & Guitar
Chums of Chance
Water Bound

DUDE's mission is to engage and organize
persons with disabilities to advocate through
education using media production and direct
representation, which will enhance quality of
life and human dignity, promoting access
to social and economic justice

Table of Contents

The DUDE Bill HB 3268

What is the DUDE Bill?
Implementation In Your District
The DUDE Bill on Tour


Accessible Housing

Health Care


I'm the Star but You're the Heavens: Meet the real Rain Man, Kim Peek, and his dad Fran

DUDE vs. RVTD: Save Route 4!

   Disability Recreation Project

The DUDE Bill

Independent Living:


Perfectly Mobile


Photo Album

Four years of DUDE actions

News Coverage
                Articles about DUDE




CelebrateAbility November 3 2006 First Friday Event:




Fellow Travelers

Honored Funders



successful advocacy by and for Oregonians with disabilities

258 'A' Street Suite #5

Ashland, OR



email: dudeoregon258a@gmail.com

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