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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Celebrating the life and legacy of MLK Jr.


Yesterday, Nick was honored to attend two celebrations of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

First, the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, sponsored by the Skanner Foundation. Nick was pleased to join his public advocate, George Hocker, Commissioner Amanda Fritz, and bureau Directors Paul Scarlett and Mike Abbaté, at a table.

Thanks to Bernie and Bobbie Foster for once again organizing a wonderful community celebration, punctuated by a call to rousing action by Benjamin Chavis.

Later, Nick attended the 30th annual Keep Alive the Dream, a tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. King at Highland Christian Center in Northeast Portland.  He was pleased to tell the story of Sergeant Henry Johnson — and his 100-year-old struggle for justice.

As Dr. King once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

Special thanks to the sponsors of these wonderful events!