One Community Luncheon

PHAME is thrilled to announce a new annual event to bring attention to the growing movement for full community inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our regional arts and business communities, and to highlight inclusion success stories and inspire continued progress.

Presented by The Standard, PHAME’s first annual One Community Luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at The Sentinel Hotel will bring together leading edge business and arts leaders for a powerful midday luncheon event, emceed by self-advocates Anne-Marie Plass and Kyle Brushwein.

“The march toward full community inclusion for people with disabilities has never been stronger,” says PHAME Executive Director Stephen Marc Beaudoin.  “And while there is worry about what is happening on the national stage, there is much to celebrate locally.  This luncheon will bring together business and arts leaders, self-advocates, and disability rights champions to learn about the state of fair wage community integrated employment in Oregon, to hear inclusion success stories, and to take away a tool that organizations can put to use today to increase their commitment to better serving and including people with disabilities.  If you care about equity in our regional community, we want to see you March 22nd for this luncheon event!”

The event features a keynote speech from Jaime Daignault, Executive Director of the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Tickets for the luncheon are $75 each, with tables of ten for $750, and available online here.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting PHAME Development Director Rebekah Morris, at

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
11:30 am to 1 pm
The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Thank you The Standard for serving as our event’s Presenting Sponsor, and to our Arts and Business Leaders for Inclusion Luncheon planning committee:

Alison Bailey, RACC/Work for Art
Sheila Bruhn, Pure Events
Kyle Brushwein, PHAME
Kristen Conner, Pacific Continental Bank
Ethan Dunham, Upward Technology
Kaaren Londahl, self-advocate
Tracie Mesa, Wells Fargo
Anne-Marie Plass, Starbucks
David Rae,
Robyn Shuey, The Standard

Anya Roberts