WLAIC Supports Wat Dhammarangsey

West Linn’s Cambodian Buddhist temple needs community support The Cambodian Buddhist temple in Stafford (Wat Dhammarangsey) will be celebrating the Cambodian New Year over a five-day period from April 13th through April 18th. A description of the daily events can be found on the Temple’s calendar.  Unfortunately, anti-Asian sentiment has already reared its ugly head and recently […]


The Start of School: WLWV

West Linn/Wilsonville School District announced their 2021-22 start date for September 7, the traditional day after Labor Day. Typically, this has not been a problem. However, this year, Rosh Hashanah, a very solemn day in the Jewish religion, falls on September 7 as well. It is a day when adults do not go to work […]

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Opinion – The Hayes-Tilden Compromise of 1877

Paving the way for the Jim Crow Laws By William House (The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the West Linn Alliance. The West Linn Alliance is a non-partisan community organization focused on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and preventing racism) Those listening carefully in the runup to the January 6, […]

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Campaign to Recall Mark Shull

Mark Shull, the newest Clackamas County Commissioner, posted dozens of posts on Facebook disparaging people of color, Muslims, and other marginalized groups between 2019 and the present. At the Jan 14, 2021 Clackamas County Board of Commissioners meeting, Shull refused to step down, despite all 4 board members and more than 100 other elected officials […]


The West Linn Alliance Calls for Mark Shull’s Resignation

A Public Statement The West Linn Alliance is a Clackamas County community organization focused on promoting social equity and social justice. We seek to address racism and discrimination in our midst, so we can build a community of collaboration and belonging. This mission aligns with the Board of County Commissioners’ resolution to value diversity, equity, […]


1963 and 2021: Then and Now

The date was April 16th of 1963, and Martin Luther King, Jr. sent out his now-famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

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The West Linn Alliance Book/Film Discussion Group

The West Linn Alliance invites community members to participate in a BOOK/FILM DISCUSSION series for 2021, centered around the themes of confronting racism and creating an “inclusive” community. The focus is to engage the community of West Linn in meaningful thought and discussion around issues including countering racism, promoting inclusion, and making all people feel welcome in […]

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The West Linn Alliance is allied with a number of other groups in supporting civil and violence-free elections Portland, OR – October 16, 2020 United in Spirit, along with our allied organizations, will hold a press conference on Friday October 30th (details below) calling for peace and civility in advance of the election. Our appeal is for civil discourse. […]

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Talking to Kids about Racism

By Glenda Golter As a white mother of two white teenage daughters, I wish I’d been more deliberate about talking to my kids about racism when they were little. The topic of racism comes up more regularly now that they’re older, but I know I still have plenty of room to grow. In my efforts […]