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.

The West Linn Alliance recognizes that we continue to see hate-related incidents in West Linn. We know these incidents are not representative of our community as a whole, and we urge West Linn residents to stand against such actions and promote an environment where all people are welcome in our community. We believe everyone who decides to live or work in our community should be able to do so without being subjected to acts of bias, prejudice, or hate. 

Events

January 2023 Events

January 12 (Thursday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm) – Women’s BIPOC Speaker Series: Oregon Representative Tawna Sanchez – The West Linn Alliance is pleased to support the Women’s BIPOC Speaker Series in collaboration with Mary’s Woods, Respond to Racism, LO for Love, West Linn Public Library, Lake Oswego Public Library, and African American Women of Lake Oswego. This free community event will be held at Mary’s Woods in the Dunn Community Center, Cascade Hall, 17520 Mesnard St, Lake Oswego.

January 12 (Thursday 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm) – CCEC Quarterly Workshop The Clackamas County Equity Coalition’s quarterly workshop’s special guest is Clackamas ESD Superintendent Larry Didway to talk about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in relation to schools across Clackamas County.

January 14 (Saturday 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm) – The Mary’s Woods Annual MLK Celebration

January 18 (Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm) – Can We All Get Along? – Join WAIC (Wilsonville Alliance for Inclusive Community) on January 18 for an evening of engaged conversation about how we can bridge our differences.

January 20 (Friday 9:00 am to 10:00 am) – Clackamas Community College State of the College Address – This year’s State of the College will explore the college’s values of learning, equity, student success, community and belonging.

News

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.

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News

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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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