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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 […]


Unraveling Othering: a WLAIC Workshop

It’s Time The global protests against racism and police brutality triggered by George Floyd’s murder, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a wake-up call. We need to unravel how we got to where we are today in order to reshape a more equitable and just society. The work of change is not easy. It […]

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Law Enforcement and Police Reform in the State of Oregon

WLAIC supports the need for government policies and entities that strengthen public health and safety. We believe that sensible guidelines on the use of force in policing support this goal. WLAIC supports the following State-level policies called for by Legislative People of Color Caucus. The state legislature is taking up the issue of arbitration in […]


Review of Six Proposals on DEI Audit to City of West Linn

Author: Kathy Selvaggio, West Linn resident (The following submission was made to the City of West Linn regarding six proposals submitted in response to the City’s bid tender for a DEI audit.) I am submitting the following comments and attached spread sheet examining six of the 13 proposals received from firms in response to the […]


Petition to require anti-racism curriculum in WLWV high schools

The following petition information is about a campaign created by a former West Linn High School student. WLAIC supports an educational curriculum that promotes equity, inclusion, and diversity. We encourage you to review this petition. Link to the petition. Petition Background (By Olivia Klugman) I am asking West Linn/Wilsonville School District superintendent Kathy Ludwig to […]