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Antoinette Edwards, a tireless community advocate and the director of Portland’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention retired last week. The City Council honored her by proclaiming July 31 as “Antoinette Edwards Fierce Advocate Day” in Portland.

Antoinette Edwards, a tireless community advocate and the director of Portland’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention retired last week. The City Council honored her by proclaiming July 31 as “Antoinette Edwards Fierce Advocate Day” in Portland.

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“There are few people I would call a hero. You’re a hero,” remarked Mayor Ted Wheeler before declaring July 31 as “Antoinette Edwards Fierce Advocate Day” in Portland.