Event WLAIC

White Allyship in Close-knit Communities

Saturday January 11th, 2020 – West Linn Public Library

2:00 pm – Admission is free, and the public is welcome

What does it mean to be a white ally, especially in close-knit communities? And what does it mean to have the support of white allies? What is needed from white people in our communities to move the conversation about racism—both statewide and nationally—forward in a productive and respectful way? In this conversation led by facilitator Alexis James, participants will have the chance to explore their identities, learn how to acknowledge different lived experiences without alienating friends and neighbors, and move toward action in their communities. This conversation will set the table for bringing discussions about racism, white culture, and identity to your dining room, living room, and backyard BBQs. This conversation is promoted by Oregon Humanities and welcomes people of all racial backgrounds and identities.

The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community is pleased to partner with the West Linn Public Library in bringing Alexis Jameson to our community on Saturday, January 11th. The event will be held at the West Linn Public Library (1595 Burns St, West Linn) at 2:00 pm. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.


Alexis James is a longtime educator and innovator. She supports organizations and individuals in activating contemporary responses to leadership development and employee needs through training, coaching, and team building. As a former classroom teacher, she is an engaging and empathetic trainer at meetings, board training workshops, and mediations.

James’sprogram is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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