Opinion: Stardust

Iron is commonly thought of only in the context of construction, metallurgy, and industrial manufacturing. However, iron is one of the critical ingredients of life. Humans, animals, and plants all require iron to sustain life. Hemoglobin in the blood of every living human requires iron to function. About 70 percent of our body’s iron exists […]


White Allyship Workshops

Next Workshop: Jan. 22nd – Knowing Yourself: Step One to Being an Effective Ally West Linn Lutheran Church  (20390 Willamette Dr. West Linn) 6:30 -8:00 pm – Free Admission  The workshop program January 22nd: Knowing Yourself – Learn to understand yourself and what you want to accomplish as an ally. Through small group discussions, we […]


Equity for LGBTQ students demanded at WLWV School Board meeting

West Linn High School (WLHS) students spoke at the December 2nd WLWV School Board meeting, urging the district to interrupt the current culture of LGBTQ harassment and provide an equitable educational experience for all students regardless of gender orientation. Multiple parents also spoke supporting the students, including State Representative Rachel Prusak.      The voices of students […]


Multi-City Equity Summit

The Multi-City Equity Summit was held on October 19th of 2019. The Summit was held at the Lake Oswego High School and featured notable keynote and closing speakers along with a series of 10 workshops throughout the day. The event was well attended with lots of positive feedback from the participants. The event was covered […]


Equitable Housing in West Linn

WLAIC’s November meeting focused on housing in West Linn and its impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The recent Clackamas County Regional Housing Needs Analysis (Sept. 2019), highlighted West Linn’s lack of available unbuilt land within the city limits. West Linn is forecast to need 998 new housing units over the next 20 years, but […]


Summer events and new members

Summer can be a slow time of the year, but the West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community (WLAIC) has maintained an active pace this summer. WLAIC co-sponsored a July 23rd event featuring Walidah Imarisha. Walidah’s talk entitled ‘Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon: A Hidden History’ was very well received by an audience […]