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  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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