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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


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

2014 Steve Lowenstein Award

December 3, 2014

This morning, Nick was proud to join Lowenstein Trustee Michelle Harper in presenting the 2014 Steve Lowenstein Trust Award to Ignacio Paramo. 

The Lowenstein Trust Award is named for attorney, author, and civil rights activist Steve Lowenstein. The award is given to individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of low-income people in our community.

Ignacio Paramo has been a tireless advocate for the immigrant community in Portland for the last 15 years.  He works at VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project, as the Director - and heart - of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Worker Center.

VOZ is a remarkable worker-led organization in Portland.  It empowers immigrant and day laborers with leadership development, organizing, and community education. 

Congratulations, Ignacio!  Thank you for making a difference!

VOZ day laborer director receives award, recognized for dedication to vulnerable workers: Portland City Hall Roundup

Andrew Theen in The Oregonian