The West Linn Alliance

Celebrating Diversity and Promoting Inclusion

We are neighbors working together with local government, schools, organizations, and businesses
to make West Linn a safe and welcoming community for all.


Waldport celebrates Black homesteader and musician (published in The Oregonian)

A bronze sculpture of Louis Southworth was unveiled Saturday, while work on a new park with his name continues

An Oregon pioneer, a professional fiddle player, a blacksmith, a soldier, a horse trainer, a landowner who donated property for a school: That’s Louis Southworth. And, oh yes, born enslaved in Tennessee, a man who purchased his freedom and lived his adult life in Oregon during a period when the state’s exclusion laws prohibited Black people from residing here.


Event Recap

Presentation by J’reyesha Brannon

The November 10 presentation for the Women’s BIPOC Speaker Series is now on YouTube thanks to the West Linn Public Library.

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Multiple Events


What is your story? What are your passions? The West Linn Alliance is pleased to collaborate with a partnership of local organizations to bring the Women’s BIPOC Speaker Series to West Linn residents: All monthly presentations will be held at MARY’S WOODS.
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Celebrating Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Literature Fellows

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is excited to announce the release of The Larger Voice: Celebrating the Work of Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Literature Fellows. This is the first publication by NACF that highlights the work of many of our National Artist… Read More »

The Larger Voice book cover

Blog – Opinion

Jewish Community Relations Council Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade – The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation (JCRC) strongly condemns today’s Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a right to abortion under the federal constitution. Access to safe, affordable, and legal abortion and reproductive health care is a priority for JCRC. We are outraged by this decision, which we do not believe represents the will of the people nor is in the best interest of the country.
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West Linn council to discuss police oversight at July 5 meeting – The council will continue a two-year discussion of a ‘review and recommend’ board (published in Pamplin Media). Following a March meeting in which members of West Linn’s original police oversight task force lambasted a city proposal for a new police accountability entity, the West Linn City Council will continue its discussion of the “review and recommend” board at its next meeting on July 5.
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Blog – Clackamas County Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council

We want our members to know that Clackamas County has an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council.
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Equity Council