Angela Parker, a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, tells her story while the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle's President James Kelly, right, looks on at an Aug. 29 community meeting for hurricane survivors. Parker, whose family was displaced from New Orleans by Katrina, described how they are being helped by the Urban League's Operation Helping Hands program, and how they are adjusting to living in Washington.
A diverse group of politicians, businesspeople, community leaders and regular citizens turned out Aug. 28 at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center to mark the 43rd anniversary of the Rev. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, first delivered in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event, hosted by the Northeast Coalition of Neighbors, featured speeches by local dignitaries and a performance by gospel group The Light.
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The Portland Development Commission (PDC) is one of the most effective organizations in government. Their mission is to invest local dollars to leverage even greater private development in projects in specific urban renewal districts that wouldn't otherwise happen. PDC, private developers, and contractors have such a stellar track-record among professionals in economic development that people all over the world talk about Portland as the model in housing and commercial re-development.
Participants in the fourth annual African American Health Coalition Wellness Within Reach Walk warm up before embarking upon their Aug. 19 stroll through North and Northeast Portland. The event helped to raise awareness about health and wellness issues in the African American community, and stressed the importance of preventative steps like regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Alyssa Kaiel, right, buys a book on gardening from a table staffed by Azzree Lathan, left, a volunteer with Augustana Lutheran Church, while the Rev. W.J. Mark Knutson looks on. The three were gathered at Augustana this past weekend for the church's annual Summer in the City festival.