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Religious and Cultural Holidays

    The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) has recently reviewed a policy on: Accommodation for Religious Instruction and Cultural Observance. The suggested policy is not mandated and will be considered for adoption by individual school boards. The original policy was prepared by the Jewish Federation of… Read More »Religious and Cultural Holidays

    My Grandmother’s Hands

      West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community is forming a new study group to delve deeply into the issues raised in Resmaa Menakem’s book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. Key to this book is the perspective that… Read More »My Grandmother’s Hands

      Burning Books

      An Orwellian Dilemma

        Something’s Happening Here Nine o’clock at night is not when I would hope to be online waiting to deliver a message to our local School Board. Yet there I was, sitting at my desk, waiting for my allotted three minutes to address the Board. It… Read More »An Orwellian Dilemma

        CCEC Quarterly Meeting

          Community safety and the history of policing The Clackamas County Equity Coalition  will hold its quarterly meeting on: Thursday, September 15, 20224:30 pm Guest speaker and local pastor, Aric Clark, will offer an information session on community safety and the history of policing. Breakout discussions to follow. Register:

          What It Takes to Migrate

            Join us for a free online presentation and facilitated discussion: Thursday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 PM Co-sponsored by the West Linn Alliance and the West Linn Public Library Not every refugee fleeing violence in Central America gains asylum in the U.S. The work of several U.S. attorneys… Read More »What It Takes to Migrate

            Descent into Theocracy

              The recent enshrining of radical Christian aspirations into law, at both Federal and State levels, should raise a red flag for anyone who values diversity and religious freedom.