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    Whereas, in 2009, the Goldberg family began a groundbreaking journey; and

    Whereas, with Harper's Playground they have built community by providing an inclusive place at Arbor Lodge Park where children and adults of all abilities can play together; and

    Whereas, their vision is a more inclusive world, one playground at a time: and

    Whereas, life is a party and everyone should be invited; and

    Whereas, April's and Cody's middle names are actually "We don't take no for an answer"; and

    Whereas, tenacity and love have never been better defined than in the actions of these parents; and

    Whereas, when Harper and Lennon tell the story of their family's work to future generations, it will be understood as a significant milestone in the march toward an equitable Portland; and

    Whereas, this place called Harper's Playground and the Goldberg Family have inspired our entire community to imagine a more just world;

    Now, therefore, I, Sam Adams, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the "City of Roses", do hereby proclaim November 3, 2012 to be


    in Portland, and encourage all residents to observe this day.