America’s foundations embody the concept of equity. We should ensure our local school systems also embrace equity. Equity translates into true equal opportunity.
Open Letter to the WLWV School Board The West Linn Alliance strongly supports the efforts of our school district to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into our school curriculum. We see that, across our nation today, there is a movement to stop schools from their primary task of educating our children. America is a great […]
By Leslie Hayertz West Linn Alliance members were invited to attend a Zoom meeting on May 28th to discuss what qualities the Alliance would like to see in our next police chief. The invitation came from Emergency Services Consulting International, the company contracted by the city to carry out the search for the new chief. […]
Public Statement from the West Linn Alliance The West Linn Alliance is a community organization focused on promoting social equity and social justice. Our vision is that West Linn is a safe, welcoming place for all, and our mission is to address racism and discrimination in our midst, so we can build a community of […]
By Terence Shumaker Between Reconstruction and WWII, more than 4000 Blacks were murdered by lynching across twelve Southern states. This lasting smear on our society, a direct result of several hundred years of slavery, had been hidden from our history books until recently. Now, in light of recent racially motivated incidents, and the blossoming of […]
Our Shared History May 31, 2021, marks the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in US history—a riotous massacre that left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. The violence and destruction decimated a 40 square block area of the black Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. News reports of […]
The West Linn Alliance has joined other community organizations in supporting the following public equity statement: We, the undersigned, are organizations promoting diversity, equity and inclusive practices across all parts of Clackamas County. We believe that everyone in our area, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, and/or ability has the right to […]
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 blackface meme is an ugly racist stereotype for those who know its history.
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, […]