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Moving with the Movement: A MIUSA Celebration and Fundraiser


MIUSA supporters and community members are invited to join us for an energetic dance-themed event.

For over 38 years, MIUSA has been working to advance the global disability rights movement, mobilizing over 2300 alumni from more than 135 countries. We’ve been able to do this with support from current and former homestay families, community supporters, funders, staff, volunteers, interns, board members, and partners…that’s YOU!

To celebrate all these movers and shakers, you’re invited to a dance-themed fundraiser event… no dancing required! Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and mocktails while you meet our honored guests of the evening, all delegates of MIUSA’s 9th Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) exchange program. These disabled women activists are traveling to Eugene from the following countries:

Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mongolia, Myanmar, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Turkey, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Zimbabwe. You will have the opportunity to learn their stories, accomplishments – and their signature moves!

So let’s get moving! You won’t want to miss this high-energy and fun-filled night! Proceeds from ticket purchases, sponsorships, and donations for this event directly support MIUSA’s WILD program and other work to advance disability rights and leadership globally®.

Event At-a-Glance

  • Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019
  • Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, program from 7-8:30 pm
  • Location: Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, Oregon (1175 E 29th Ave)
  • Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair-accessible and ASL interpreting will be provided.
  • Tickets: $35 for General Admission | $75 for VIP Ticket (includes preferential seating and swag bag)

3 Ways to Purchase Your Tickets

All tickets must be purchased in advance, and space is limited. No tickets will be sold at the door. We expect to be sold out soon, so reserve your space today!


Purchase your tickets online using your credit card through PayPal’s secure website. No login required!

By Mail

Send a check made out to Mobility International USA to the MIUSA office (address: 132 E. Broadway, Suite 343, Eugene, OR 97401, ATTN: MIUSA Celebration Ticket).

By Phone

Call the MIUSA office at 541-343-1284 to purchase your tickets over the phone using your credit card.

Other Ways to Show Your Support

Can’t attend in person? Celebrate with us from wherever you are!

Community Supporter & Sponsorship Levels

Be an event sponsor! Whether your organization or business is committed to supporting human rights, community ties, or both, we can get your name out to over 100 people who will be attending the event. Contact Ashley at aholben (at) miusa (dot) org to learn about sponsorship levels and benefits.

Emerald Sponsor ~ $5000 or more

  • 4 tickets to WILD community event
  • Logo on website
  • Signed copy of Brilliant and Resilient photography book
  • Verbal acknowledgement at WILD community event
  • Name listing on website

Gold Sponsor ~ $1,000 or more

  • Logo on website
  • Signed copy of Brilliant and Resilient photography book
  • Verbal acknowledgement at WILD community event
  • Name listing on website

Silver Sponsor ~ $750 or more

  • Signed copy of Brilliant and Resilient photography book
  • Verbal acknowledgement at WILD community event
  • Name listing on website

Bronze Sponsor ~ $500 or more

  • Verbal acknowledgement at WILD community event
  • Name listing on website

Community Sponsor ~ $100 or more

Name listing on website

Verbal Auction Items

Be ready to bid on three fabulous packages donated by community supporters:

Caribbean Dinner for 10

Transport yourself to the islands of the West Indies with Marché sous-chef, Isaiah Martinez, whose eclectic cooking classes are consistently sold-out. Isaiah’s culinary track led him through a range of styles and traditions, but Caribbean cooking is one of his greatest passions, inspired by his Afro-Caribbean background. In an evening scented with tamarind and chiles, coconut, rum, seafood and more, Chef Isaiah will come to your home on a mutually agreed-upon date to prepare an incredible Caribbean-inspired meal for a group of ten lucky dinner guests. Four courses await you in this delicious departure from the cool northwest!

Coastal Getaway Package

Revive, restore, and relax at the Headlands Costal Lodge & Spa, where hospitality is done Oregon-style. Located in Pacific City, a stay at Headlands is otherworldly, with unmatched views of the Oregon Coast. Enjoy a stylish and relaxed dining experience over a catch of the day and dishes sourced from Northwest farms and purveyors. Treat yourself to a wide range of healing treatments that will work wonders for your body, mind and spirit at the Tidepools Spa and Wellness. This luxurious package includes:

  • two-night stay at the Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa
  • $75 dining credit at the Meridian Restaurant and Bar, and
  • two 60-minute treatments at Tidepools Spa & Wellness!

Purchase notes: Spa appointment required and gratuity not included. Valid Sunday through Thursday, excluding June-September, holidays and special events. Expires August 2020.

Sunset Cruise and Dinner for Two at Fern Ridge Reservoir

Set sail aboard the SanJul and enjoy a warm summer evening sailing at Fern Ridge. You’ll be welcomed aboard by Skipper Sandy Shaffer, who will ensure your trip is safe, fun and memorable. You can choose to get involved by taking the helm, hoisting the sail, or just relax and listen to the water lap at the side of the boat. We’ll drop anchor or step ashore for hors d’oeuvres and light dinner before setting sail again at sunset. Sandy has enjoyed taking family and friends out on her small 17’ Cape Cod Catboat for the past 15 years.

Wine and Cheese Package

Maybe you’re looking to treat a client, party host, or the in-laws. Maybe you just want to take your picnic or date night to the next level. Whatever the reason, this basket of gourmet goodies is sure to make a sweet impression! This package includes three bottles of red wine from local favorite Iris Vineyards – wine goblets included! – plus assorted cheeses, crackers, and chocolates to complement that perfect sip.

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The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is a project of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.

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