Remembering Patty Katz

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Mon, 08/16/2021 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Remembering Patty Katz

Many of us are grieving the loss of our good friend Patty Katz, a well-known part of Oregon's addiction recovery advocacy and early visionary in Oregon's public safety reform communities.  As someone in recovery, she co-founded Hands Across the Bridge, a nonprofit that coordinates an annual event that brings people together on the I-5 bridge in solidarity and support of addiction recovery.  More information is available at facebook.com/handsproject.  Patty’s greatest achievement was helping pass the Ban the Box law, legislation to remove the employment question about whether the applicant ever committed a felony. We’ll hear tributes to Patty from her many friends and family who gathered at her Celebration of Life that was held on Aug 8 at Living Hope Church in Vancouver, WA. During the service a letter was read from the Office of National Drug Control Policy offering condolences stating they were inspired by Patty’s leadership and example, and that she was a beacon of hope for our communities and our country.

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